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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.

Press Mentions

November 16, 2022

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

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October 15, 2018

Would you eat slaughter-free meat?

Read on BBC News »

February 29, 2024

Slaughter-Free Meat for a Sustainable Future: Uma Valeti / CEO/Founder of UPSIDE Foods - Direct Talk | NHK WORLD ...

Read on NHK WORLD »

February 16, 2024

UPSIDE Foods' large-scale cultivated meat plant on hold until it delivers 'key proof points” at smaller site

Read on AgFunderNews »

February 6, 2024

As GOOD Meat & UPSIDE Foods End Restaurant Collabs, What's Next for Cultivated Meat Tastings?

Read on Green Queen »

February 1, 2024

UPSIDE Foods makes leadership changes - New Food Magazine

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