$189mwas raised by cultivated meat companies in the first quarter of 2020—more than the amount invested in the cultivated meat industry’s entire prior history.
55total cultivated meat and seafood industry startups publicly announced themselves by the end of 2019, up from 35 total in 2018.
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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Cultivated meat industry investment overview (2016–2019)
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