$366Mwas raised by cultivated meat companies in 2020 — nearly six times the amount invested in 2019.
70+companies focused on developing cultivated meat inputs, services, or end products had publicly announced themselves by the end of 2020, up from 55 total in 2019.
15+types of cultivated meat are being pursued by startups, including beef, chicken, pork, shrimp, duck, white fish, mouse, salmon, tuna, foie gras, fish maw, lamb, kangaroo, horse, and sturgeon.

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Timeline of the commercial timeline and leading edge of cultivated meat (also known as cultured meat) production
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