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Aleph Farms

Aleph Farms

Aleph Farms is an Israeli cellular agriculture start-up founded by Didier Toubia and Shulamit Levenberg in 2017 developing technologies for culturing meat products into 3D structures. Their goal is to create products which have the same texture and shape as meat from conventional animal farming — such as steak.

Aleph Farms is an Israeli cellular agriculture start-up founded by Didier Toubia and Shulamit Levenberg in 2017 developing technologies for culturing meat products into 3D structures. Their goal is to create products which have the same texture and shape as meat from conventional animal farming — such as steak. The company is pioneering technologies that allow cultured meat products to move beyond simple structures using one or two types of cells, such as ground beef, to more conventional meat cuts. Their technologies allow for several cell types to be grown into complex shapes; which has traditionally been a limiting factor for cultured meat companies.

Products

Their approach is to create a 3 dimensional scaffolding within their bioreactors which is seeded with multiple cell types including muscle fibers, connective tissue, blood vessels, and fat. These cells grow together into the structure of steak directly onto the scaffold with the bioreactor, rather than being manually combined afterwards.

Funding

Seed

In 2017 Aleph Farms became a member of the Strauss Group food-tech incubator called The Kitchen. After Aleph Farms began having success in the Strauss Group incubator program, Strauss Group invested an undisclosed amount of seed funding into Aleph Farms.

Series A

The company is also supported by US and European venture capital firms and plans to close a Series A round in 2018.

Patents

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Methods for differentiating and purifying pancreatic endocrine cells

Pending

2015-11-30

Pancreatic cells, animal cell lineage differentiation, pluripotent cell and induced pluripotent stem cell differentiation

Timeline

Seed funding

In 2017 Aleph Farms became a member of the Strauss Group food-tech incubator called the Kitchen. After Aleph Farms began having success in the Strauss Group incubator program, Strauss Group invested an undisclosed amount of seed funding into Aleph Farms.

Founding of Aleph Farms

Aleph farms was founded by Didier Toubia and Shulamit Levenberg in 2017.

People

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Related Golden topics

Didier Toubia

Co-founder and CEO

Neta Lavon

Vice president of research and development

Shulamit Levenberg

Co-founder and CSO

Further reading

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Abigail Klein Leichman

Tyson Foods invests in Israeli clean-meat startup

News article

Catherine Lamb

Beyond Burger(s): Aleph Farms Wants to Grow Steak Outside the Animal

Web article

Erin Brodwin

The company behind America's favorite hummus has funded an under-the-radar effort to make lab-grown steak

Web article

Niamh Michail

Aleph Farms CEO on its 3D cultured beef: 'Unlike other companies, our meat grows together like real meat'

Web article

Press release

Aleph Farms Expands Production of Clean Meat | Project NOSH

News article

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