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Upside Foods

Developing a way to produce real meat from animal cells, without the need to feed, breed, and slaughter actual animals.

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Uma Valeti

CEO + Cofounder at Upside Foods

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Employees 101–200
Headquarters Berkeley, California, United States
Our company was founded in 2015 on the belief that we shouldn't have to choose between the meat we love and a thriving planet.

We’ve already produced many of the world’s cultured meat breakthroughs:
  • World’s first cultured beef meatball in 2016
  • World’s first cultured chicken & duck in 2017
  • Largest Series B funding round to date in the category in 2020

But the biggest milestone is still to come: bringing cultivated meat to consumers. Our pilot plant facility is our first step towards commercial-scale production. Working alongside our regulatory partners, we hope to share our first products with consumers by the end of 2021. The US is going to be our first market, but our ambitions are global.

Currently Operating in One Region

Press Mentions

January 22, 2020

Memphis Meats Raises $161 Million In Funding, Aims To Bring Cell-Based Products To Consumers For The First Time

Read on Forbes »

October 15, 2018

Would you eat slaughter-free meat?

Read on BBC News »

November 18, 2022

Ba-kawk! UPSIDE Foods Pens Open Letter to Chickens to Mark Historic US FDA "Green Light" for Cultivated Meat

Read on PRNewswire »

November 16, 2022

Lab-grown meat cleared for human consumption by U.S. regulator

Read on Reuters »

November 16, 2022

A Lab-Grown Meat Startup Gets the FDA’s Stamp of Approval

Read on WIRED UK »

November 15, 2022

From science fiction to reality, 'no kill' meat may be coming soon

Read on Georgia Public Broadcasting »

Work at Upside Foods

Posted November 25, 2022

Scientist/Engineer I, MSAT

Emeryville, CA, USA

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Posted November 25, 2022

Scientist/Engineer II, MSAT

Emeryville, CA, USA

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Posted November 19, 2022

EHS Specialist, EPIC

Emeryville, CA, USA

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Posted November 16, 2022

Bioprocess Operator/Associate

Emeryville, CA, USA

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Posted November 10, 2022

Chief of Staff to the CEO

Berkeley, CA, USA

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Posted November 2, 2022

FP&A Analyst

Berkeley, CA, USA

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Posted October 27, 2022

QA Operations Support (QAOS) Technician

Emeryville, CA, USA

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Posted October 27, 2022

Associate Director, Analytical R&D

Berkeley, CA, USA

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Posted October 26, 2022

Sr. Manager, CAPEX Procurement

Emeryville, CA, USA

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Posted October 26, 2022

Microbiologist

Emeryville, CA, USA

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Posted October 22, 2022

Scientist I, Tissue Development

Berkeley, CA, USA

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