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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 6–20
Headquarters Singapore
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.


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

Press Mentions

August 31, 2021

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

Read on Green Queen »

September 21, 2023

Navigating the "valley of death": Struggles of S'pore deep tech startups in commercialisation

Read on Vulcan Post »

June 26, 2023

Singapore-based alternative food producer pauses seafood development

Read on IntraFish.com | Latest seafood, aquaculture and fisheries news »

June 6, 2023

Shiok Meat’s Sandhya Sriram Gets Personal: ‘As A Pioneer, You Have To Break A Lot More Barriers And A Lot More Glass Ceilings’ - Green Queen

Read on Green Queen »

May 9, 2023

Foodtech darling Shiok Meats faces scale-up issues, employee allegations

Read on The Business Times »

November 26, 2022

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

Read on Der Spiegel »

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