Transforming the food industry in Asia with cell-based, clean meat and seafood

Crustaceans are the most consumed protein source in the Asia-Pacific region. Shrimp, specifically, is a $40 billion industry plagued by meat fraud, harmful chemicals, slave labor, and overfishing. The US alone imports 110 million+ lbs. of shrimp every year, with twenty pounds of by-catch caught for each pound of wild shrimp. Shiok Meats is disrupting the shrimp industry with their cell-based clean meat company. By growing the cells of favorite meats and seafood in nutrient-rich environments, Shiok Meats are able to curate the same flavors without the irreversible harm to the environment.

Born out of their desire to create an alternative to the unsustainable shrimp industry, the founders leveraged their backgrounds in biology and cell science to build Shiok and craft the world’s first “clean shrimp.” “Shiok” in Singapore and Malay slang means fantastic and delicious, which is exactly what they deliver. By harvesting seafood and meats from cells instead of animals, Shiok Shrimp’s clean meat is grown under controlled and clean conditions, eliminating any potential of food-borne diseases, bacterial/antibiotic resistance, or harmful chemicals.

Shiok Meats is powering the future of food and clean protein in Asia by bringing clean meat to high-impact markets, disrupting trade and supply chains around the globe, and prioritizing sustainable production.

FOUNDED
2018

HEADQUARTERS
Singapore

COMPANY SIZE
6–20

Sandhya Sriram

Sandhya Sriram (Cofounder & CEO at Shiok Meats) has been an Unreasonable Fellow since November 2020 and most recently participated in Unreasonable Impact Asia Pacific 2020.

Unreasonable Impact Asia Pacific 2020

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