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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 51–100
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

October 15, 2018

Would you eat slaughter-free meat?

December 27, 2021

The 2021 Good Tech Awards

September 28, 2021

How Unreasonable Is Re-Purposing Capitalism By Championing World Changing Entrepreneurs And Creating An ‘Ecosystem Of Good’ (Part 2)

May 12, 2021

What’s in a name?

Work at Upside Foods

Posted December 10, 2021

Internship General Application (Summer 2022)

Berkeley, CA, USA

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Posted December 10, 2021

Sr. Scientist/Engineer MSAT

Berkeley, CA, USA

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Posted December 10, 2021

Associate Director, Cell Line Development

Berkeley, CA, USA

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Posted November 8, 2021

Sr. Mechanical Engineer

Berkeley, CA, USA

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Posted November 8, 2021

Scientist/Engineer, Process Development

Berkeley, CA, USA

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Posted November 8, 2021

Research Associate II, Process Development

Berkeley, CA, USA

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Posted November 8, 2021

Director of Process Development

Berkeley, CA, USA

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Posted November 8, 2021

BioProcess Associate

Berkeley, CA, USA

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Posted November 8, 2021

Sr. Manager MSAT

Berkeley, CA, USA

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Posted November 8, 2021

Director of Product Development

Berkeley, CA, USA

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