$1.38Braised by cultivated meat companies in 2021—71 percent of the all-time investment total 
107total cultivated meat and seafood industry startups announced by end of 2021, up 24% from 2020
25countries have at least one cultivated meat company

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Companies focused on cultivated meat and seafood

These companies focus primarily on cultivated meat and seafood. This list is intended to be as comprehensive as possible, but should not be considered exhaustive. You can learn more about these companies in our company database. Are we missing something? Let us know by filling out our company database edits form.

Source: GFI company database, manufacturer websites, Crunchbase

Companies with initiatives in cultivated meat and seafood

These companies have initiatives in cultivated meat and seafood. This list is intended to be as comprehensive as possible, but should not be considered exhaustive. You can learn more about these companies in our company database. Are we missing something? Let us know by filling out our company database edits form.

Source: GFI company database, manufacturer websites, Crunchbase

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Our two-page summary details the highlights and key data points from our 2021 State of the Industry report for cultivated meat and seafood.

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The science of cultivated meat

Learn about the science of cultivated meat and the challenges that must be addressed for commercial production.

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Emma Ignaszewski

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, INDUSTRY INTELLIGENCE & INITIATIVES

Emma Ignaszewski oversees the corporate engagement team’s industry intelligence and initiatives to catalyze corporate innovation that will radically transform the food system and deliver alternative protein products that compete on the key drivers of consumer choice: taste, price, and convenience.

Areas of expertise: alternative protein market landscape, research & analysis, strategy, marketing & communications, alt protein sustainability & climate impacts.

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Elliot Swartz, Ph.D.

LEAD SCIENTIST, CULTIVATED MEAT

Elliot Swartz analyzes scientific progress and bottlenecks in cultivated meat.

Areas of expertise: stem cell biology, neuroscience, cultivated meat.

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Madeline Cohen

REGULATORY ATTORNEY

Madeline Cohen works on regulatory and policy issues affecting cultivated meat and plant-based foods.

Areas of expertise: regulatory landscape, domestic policy, and litigation

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Maille O’Donnell

CORPORATE ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR

Maille O’Donnell supports GFI’s Corporate Engagement team’s work to drive private sector support for alternative proteins.

Areas of expertise: environmental science and policy, writing.

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Sharyn Murray, CFA

INVESTOR ENGAGEMENT MANAGER

Sharyn Murray crafts and executes strategies to support investors’ exploration of and investment in the alternative protein industry.

Areas of expertise: relationship development, public speaking, project management, investment research.

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Zak Weston

SENIOR SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGER

Zak Weston works with manufacturers, suppliers, and upstream companies to scale innovation and infrastructure investment throughout the alternative protein supply chain.

Areas of expertise: supply chains, infrastructure, ingredients, foodservice, and contract manufacturing.

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