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Prime Roots

Re-imagining protein from koji mycelium for a sustainable future.

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Kimberlie Le

CEO & Co-Founder at Prime Roots

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Employees 21–50
Headquarters Berkeley, California, United States
Prime Roots is celebrating the culture of meat by reimagining protein itself. Rooted in koji, a mycelium with storied culinary history, reimagined for modern times using a proprietary food technology platform and the power of microbial fermentation, Prime Roots is able to replicate the taste and texture of any meat or seafood, without any of the environmental costs of animal proteins. The Prime Roots platform is creating the lowest cost alternative protein solution that is immediately scaleable to be able to feed billions of people a sustainable and nutritious source of protein while making large impacts with every bite. Prime Roots utilizes their koji protein platform to first tackle the bulk deli and charcuterie space to make it easier everyday in the humble breakfast and deli sandwich to make simple swaps. Eventually, Prime Roots will create protein products across all food and beverage categories. 

Notable Achievements

  • Raised 18.25M to date from True Ventures, Pangaea Ventures, Collaborative Fund and others.
  • Lifecycle assessment of our processes completed - our next facility will save 450M lbs of CO2 and 300 billion gallons water per year.
  • Today, we are already pricing in line with meat with superior gross margins than conventional meat.

Currently Operating in One Region

Press Mentions

May 16, 2024

Gold House and Garnier Announce Recipients of First-Ever Gold Green Grant to Fund Sustainability in Asian Pacific Entrepreneurship

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May 6, 2024

PRIME ROOTS® KOJI-DELI MEATS AND CHARCUTERIE AWARDED FOR CULINARY EXCELLENCE

Read on VEGWORLD Magazine »

April 23, 2024

Prime Roots is Hitting The Road With a Plant-Based 'Cybertruck Deli' Visiting Cities Across The US in Celebration of ...

Read on PRNewswire »

March 5, 2024

America's Top GreenTech Companies 2024

Read on Time »

November 1, 2023

The Natural List - Charcuterie's vegan makeover

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October 10, 2023

Prime Roots Partners with Fabrique Délices to Offer Koji-Based Pâtés and Foie Gras

Read on vegconomist - the vegan business magazine »

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