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Shiok Meats

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

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

May 16, 2024

Lab-grown meat has a long way to go before mainstream acceptance in Singapore, experts say

Read on Sure A Not »

May 9, 2024

Future of Foods Podcast: Sandhya Sriram, Co-Founder, Shiok Meats

Read on vegconomist - the vegan business magazine »

May 8, 2024

Future of Foods Podcast: Sandhya Sriram, Co-Founder, Shiok Meats - vegconomist - the vegan business magazine

Read on Cultivated X »

March 14, 2024

Deals in brief: Shiok Meats and Umami Bioworks pursue merger, Peak XV Partners to launch perpetual fund, eight ...

Read on KrASIA »

March 12, 2024

Cultivated Seafood Startups Umami Bioworks & Shiok Meats Announce Merger

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 »

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