Developing a way to produce real meat from animal cells, without the need to feed, breed, and slaughter actual animals.

Meat is part of culinary traditions across the world, and is a trillion-dollar global market, but conventional methods cannot scale to feed growing global demand. Memphis Meats produces delicious meat, poultry, and seafood products that are completely familiar and satisfying to meat-eaters, with significant benefits to the environment, animals, and human health. These revolutionary meat products are produced directly from animal cells and don't require animals to be raised for slaughter. At scale, Memphis Meats aims to produce meat less expensively than conventional methods. The company leads the cell-based meat field, has developed several products from various species, and is backed by a unique coalition of top-flight venture investors, mission-driven investors, and major meat and food industry leaders.


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Uma Valeti

Uma Valeti (CEO + Cofounder at Memphis Meats) has been an Unreasonable Fellow since October 2017 and most recently participated in Unreasonable Impact US 2017.

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