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Shiok Meats

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

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Sandhya Sriram

Cofounder & CEO at Shiok Meats

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Employees 6–20
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

January 6, 2022

Singapore cultured seafood startup wins Nikkei Asia Award

October 5, 2021

Over 95% In Hong Kong Want To Try Cell-Based Meat and Seafood: Study

August 18, 2021

Why I Think the Future of Food Will Be Led by Women

August 11, 2021

Singapore's Shiok Meats acquires cell-based red meat firm Gaia Foods

August 3, 2021

The Peak Power List 2021: Dr. Sandhya Sriram

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