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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.

Aleph Farms (previously Meat-the-Future) was co-founded in 2017 by Israeli food-tech incubator The Kitchen, a part of the Strauss Group Ltd., and the Technion, a public research university.



Aleph Farms 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. 

Timeline

May 15, 2019

Cargill announces it will invest in Aleph Farms.

Cargill is participating in a Series A investment round led by VisVires New Protein.

March 1, 2017

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. 

January 1, 2017

Founding of Aleph Farms

Aleph farms was founded by Didier Toubia and Shulamit Levenberg, along with Strauss Group, in 2017 .

People

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

Niamh Michail

Web article



Aleph Farms Expands Production of Clean Meat | Project NOSH

Press release

News article



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

Catherine Lamb

Web article



Israel's Aleph Farms Unveils 'World's First' Lab-Grown, Slaughter-Free Steak



Web article



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

Erin Brodwin

Web article



Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Didier Toubia of Aleph Farms - Clean Meat Founders Series

August 29, 2018

Neta Lavon - Aleph Farms - Futurist For Food

September 26, 2018

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