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Shiok Meats

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

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Sandhya Sriram

Group CEO & Co-founder at Shiok Meats

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Employees 21–50
Headquarters Singapore
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 meat and seafood 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 “cell-based 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 meat is grown under controlled conditions, eliminating any potential of food-borne diseases, bacterial/antibiotic resistance, or harmful chemicals.

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

Notable Achievements

  • Partnered up with one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies to develop the world's first shrimp stem cell media
  • In November 2020, Shiok Meats launched it's second product line the world’s first cell-based lobster meat
  • Raised $20M+ including their latest Series A. Notable investors include Monde Nissin and AiiM Partners

Currently Operating in One Region

Press Mentions

August 31, 2021

World First: Cell-Based Crab Meat Unveiled At Shiok Meats Tasting

Read on Green Queen »

November 26, 2022

Stem cell meat from Singapore: How we will eat in the future

Read on Der Spiegel »

July 2, 2022

How climate crisis stirred Hong Kong architect to launch lab-grown fish firm

Read on South China Morning Post »

May 27, 2022

Is Lab-Grown Meat the Future of Food?

Read on Tatler Asia »

January 6, 2022

Singapore cultured seafood startup wins Nikkei Asia Award

Read on Nikkei Asia »

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