9. Memphis Meats $161.0M
Round: Series B
Investors in the round: Bill Gates, Cargill Ventures, CPT Capital, Fifty Years, Kimbal Musk, Norwest Venture Partners, Richard Branson, SoftBank Group, Temasek Holdings, Threshold, Tyson Foods
Description: San Francisco-based Memphis Meats develops meat produced directly from animal cells without the need to raise and slaughter actual animals. Founded by Nicholas Genovese and Uma Valeti in 2015, Memphis Meats has now raised a total of $181.1M in total equity funding and is backed by investors that include IndieBio, SOSV, Norwest Venture Partners, Bill Gates, and Temasek Holdings.
Industry: Food and Beverage, Food Processing, Organic Food
Founders: Nicholas Genovese, Uma Valeti
Founding year: 2015
Location: San Francisco
Total equity funding raised: $181.1M
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