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

January 14, 2021
Horizon Technology Finance Corporation announces it has provided an $8 million venture loan facility to Clara Foods, Inc. ("Clara Foods"), of which $5 million has been initially funded.
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.

Funding rounds

Funding round
Funding type
Funding round amount (USD)
Funding round date
Investment
Clara Foods Seed round, July 2015
1,700,000
July 9, 2015
4 Results
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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

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Horizon Technology Finance Corporation
January 14, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Horizon Technology Finance Corporation (NASDAQ: HRZN) ("Horizon"), a leading specialty finance company that provides capital in the form of...
Rasha Aridi
January 7, 2021
Smithsonian Magazine
These visionaries are imagining an exciting future with chicken-less eggs, self-piloting ships and more

References

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