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Recreating the full composition, functionality and taste of milk using the latest cutting edge innovation in biotech

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Fengru Lin

Founder & CEO at TurtleTree

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Max Rye

Co-Founder & Chief Strategist at TurtleTree

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Employees 21–50
Headquarters Singapore
TurtleTree is a biotech company dedicated to producing a new generation of nutrition—one that’s better for the planet, better for the animals, and better for people everywhere. Utilizing its proprietary, cell-based technology, the company is creating better-for-you milk ingredients sustainably and affordably, with benefits that extend beyond the dining table and into the heart of humanity.

Trailblazing with the most valuable ingredient in milk, TurtleTree released LF+, the world’s first sustainably produced lactoferrin made using cutting-edge precision fermentation technology.

Lactoferrin is a bioactive milk protein that nutritionally enhances not only plant-based foods but every single food product. This process enables animals to live carefree, happier lives.

In the long term, TurtleTree will deliver on its ambitious plan to bring cell-based milk to the world.

Notable Achievements

  • Have been able to reduce the price of their milk dramatically from $800/ltr to $80/ltr to $30/ltr within just 1.5 years.
  • Team has 20+ full-time PhDs spread across 6 divisions to aggressively develop the product to full commercialization.
  • Raised $40 million to date, including a $30 million Series A round in 2021. Investors include Verso Capital, KBW Ventures and Green Monday V

Currently Operating in One Region

Press Mentions

October 29, 2020

Local start-up wins global award for making milk without the need for

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November 22, 2023

TurtleTree obtains the world's first self-GRAS for animal-free lactoferrin, LF+™ now approved to commercialize in the U.S.

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September 19, 2023

Lactoferrin for sports: TurtleTree to commercialise precision fermentation ingredient in Singapore, US by end 2023

Read on nutraingredients-asia.com »

September 15, 2023

SG-based biotech firm Turtletree reports $10m in losses in 2022

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September 8, 2023

TurtleTree’s CEO on cellular ag, pivots, and ‘rude' investors

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March 18, 2023

TurtleTree Debuts Its Fermentation-Derived Animal-Free 'Pink Gold' Lactoferrin

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Business Development Specialist

Los Angeles, CA, USA

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Business Development Lead

Philadelphia, PA, USA/Los Angeles, CA, USA

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Social Media Marketing Manager (Digital)

San Francisco, CA, USA

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Supply Chain Operations Associate

Philadelphia, PA, USA/Los Angeles, CA, USA

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Social and Digital Media Marketing Manager

Philadelphia, PA, USA/Los Angeles, CA, USA

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