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Clara Foods

Clara Foods

Clara Foods is a biotechnology company founded by two New Harvest community members David Anchel and Arturo Elizondo in 2014. The company is based out of San Francisco, California and manufactures animal- free proteins using using yeast bio-fermentation techniques fore use in food products.

Clara Foods is a biotechnology company launched by New Harvest — a donor backed cellular agriculture research institute — and founded by two New Harvest community members David Anchel and Arturo Elizondo in 2014. The company is based out of San Francisco, California and manufactures animal-free proteins using using yeast bio-fermentation techniques for use in food products. 

Products

Egg whites and egg white proteins

Clara foods claims that their egg white products are superior to hen-born egg whites because their yeast fermentation process allows them to produce the same proteins found in natural egg white and manipulate the protein ratios present in egg whites — allowing them to engineer egg whites with different properties such as better ability to foam, act as an adhesive in gluten free products, or have specific nutritional properties. 

Funding

Seed

On July 9, 2015 Clara Foods closed their seed funding round raising $1,750,000 and completed their time with IndieBio. Investors include: David Friedberg, Ali and Hadi Partovi, Scott Banister, and SOSV. 

Series A

On April 8, 2016 Clara Foods announced raising $1,700,000 in their Series A funding round from SOSV.

Patents

Description
Status
Link
Date

Methods and compositions for egg white protein production

Pending

2014-11-11



Timeline

April 8, 2016

Series A funding round

On April 8, 2016 Clara Foods announced raising $1,700,000 in their Series A funding round from SOSV.

July 15, 2015

Seed funding round

On July 9, 2015 Clara Foods closed their seed funding round raising $1,750,000 and completed their time with IndieBio. Investors include: David Friedberg, Ali and Hadi Partovi, Scott Banister, and SOSV. 

May 1, 2014

Company founding

The company was founded in 2014 by David Anchel and Arturo Elizondo. 

People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Arturo Elizondo





David Anchel





David Friedberg

Investor



Hadi Partovi

Investor



Matias Mosse

Investor



Philippe Lavielle





Ramesh M

Investor



Ryan Bethencourt

Investor



Scott and Cyan Banister

Investor



Stefano Bernardi

Investor



Wei Guo

Investor



Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Alternative Protein Startups Receive Boost from Investor Coalition Worth $1.25tn - AgFunderNews

Louisa Burwood Taylor





Clara Foods — The Company We Launched Making Eggs Without Hens

Isha Datar





Clara Foods Cooks Up $1.7 Million In Funding To Make Egg Whites From Yeast Instead Of Chickens

Sarah Buhr





The new food: meet the startups racing to reinvent the meal

Damian Carrington





Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Feeding The World With Biotech (A. Lee, M. Viel, A. Elizondo, A. Lorestani, A. Kopelyan) | DLD 18

January 26, 2018

New Harvest 2016: The Next Era of Food Fermentation

August 22, 2016

Reimagining the Egg White with Technology - Arturo Elizondo at Impact.tech SF

December, 2015

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