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Calysta

Calysta

Calysta is a biotechnology company seeking to improve worldwide food security through making animal feed. The company is based out of Menlo Park, California and was founded in 2012 by Josh Silverman.

Calysta is a biotechnology company founded by Josh Silverman in 2012 and headquartered in Menlo Park California, making an animal feed. Calysta's animal feed product is called FeedKind and is a protein that is used as animal feed on its own or as an ingredient to be added into other feed products for fish, livestock, and pets. Calysta uses microorganisms, called methanotrophs, capable of converting methane into the protein used in their feed products, and other economically important products like plastics and fuels.

Funding

Series D

On May 1, 2017 Calysta closed their series D funding round with $40 million in funding from Mitsui & Co. ltd. (lead investor), Temasek, Cargill, Municipal Employee Retirement System of Michigan, Walden Riverwood Ventures, Aqua-Spark, and Pangaea Ventures. Calysta plans on using the funding to expand its production capabilities of its FeedKind protein. 



Timeline

May 2017

Calysta raises a $40,000,000 series D round from Cargill, Municipal Employee Retirement System, Temasek Holdings, Pangaea Ventures, Mitsui & Co., Walden Riverwood Ventures and Aqua-Spark.

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Josh Silverman

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Further reading

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Alternative feed protein may boost shrimp survival, weight gain

Aerin Einstein-Curtis

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From plant-based burgers to lab-grown meatballs: 15 startups disrupting the global meat industry

Julia Glotz

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Mmm ... methane! These microbes love to munch on it | CBC News

Kim Brunhuber

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February 18, 2020
WebWire
, , , , • EBITDA reached record levels at THB 12 billion, up 9.2% year-on-year, , • Normalized net profit was up 0.5% year-on-year to THB 5,218 million with more than THB 7 billion cash generated, , • Successful deleveraging to 1.07x, thanks to strong cash generation and subordinated perpetual debentures, , • Top line affected by strong Thai baht, , • 2019 dividend payment of THB 0.47 per share, up 17.5% year-on-year, , , , , , Thai Union Group Public PCL. announced a normalized net profit of THB 5,218 mi...
June 13, 2019
WebWire
Thai Union Group PCL Global Director of Corporate Affairs and Sustainability Dr. Darian McBain has been recognized for her visionary approach to improving seafood sustainability and inspiring positive change across the industry, at the SeaWeb Seafood Summit. McBain was honored in the Vision category of the Seafood Champion Awards, which recognize individuals or organizations that have shown outstanding leadership in promoting environmentally responsible seafood, leading to industry innova...
May 13, 2019
WebWire
Leading alternative protein producer Calysta has joined forces with seafood giant Thai Union Group PCL to offer the world its first taste of commercially farmed shrimp fed with protein produced from natural gas. Delegates at Seafood Expo Global in Brussels will today be offered pan-fried shrimp fed Calysta's innovative and sustainable FeedKind® protein, which contains a unique carbon signature that can help the food industry provide traceability and integrity to its supply chain. As...

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