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Finless Foods

Finless Foods

Finless Foods is a biotechnology company producing cultured marine animal food products through implementing cellular agriculture and manufacturing technologies.

Finless Foods is a biotechnology company founded in March 2017 and is located in San Francisco, California. The company produces cultured in-vitro marine animal food products through combining cellular agriculture and manufacturing technologies. Seafood products produced by Finless Foods are not wild caught, or fish farmed. Their products are grown from living cells extracted from a marine animal of choice. The extracted living cells put into a supportive growth environment and grown to resemble a particular shape such as a fish fillet. The company claims that their products look, taste, and feel like real seafood — on a cellular level their products are real seafood.

Products

Cultured bluefin tuna

Finless Foods is working on creating cultured bluefin tuna meat. In September 2017, Finless Foods produced their first pound bluefin tuna meat for approximately $19,000. In December 2017, Finless foods claimed to have reduced their production cost of one pound of bluefin tuna meet in half. The company is hoping to produce cultured bluefin tuna for the same price as bluefin tuna is selling for on the market by the end of 2019.

Funding

Seed

On March 28th 2017, Finless Foods received an undisclosed amount of seed funding from Indie Bio, and SOSV.

Timeline

Seed Funding

Total Raised: $3,500,000

Lead Investor: Draper Associates

Investors: Softmatter VC, Blue Horizon, Babel Ventures

Seed funding

On March 28th 2017, Finless Foods received an undisclosed amount of seed funding from Indie Bio, and SOSV.

Founding of Finless Foods

Finless Foods is a biotechnology company that was founded in March 2017.

People

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Role
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Brian Wyrwas

Founder & CSO

Jihyun Kim

Senior scientist

Mike Selden

Founder & CEO

Torin Yeager

Tissue engineer

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type

Cultured fish co Finless Foods aims to achieve price parity with Bluefin tuna by the end of 2019

Elaine Watson

Finless Foods: Pollution-Free Fish, Thanks to Biotech - IndieBio

Kayla Liederbach

The (finless) future of fish production

Rob Fletcher

Web

The Advantages of Test-Tube Tuna

Corby Kummer

The Secret Sauce of Test-Tube Fish - NEO.LIFE - Medium

Corby Kummer

Web

Tune in to IndieBio Accelerator’s Demo Day today

Neesha Tambe

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Disrupter League E25: How Finless Foods Will Save Our Oceans

March 12, 2017

E783: Finless Foods clean fish biotech to address scarcity of healthy, affordable seafood

December 8th, 2017

Finless Foods CEO Mike Selden spoke about his company's work in cell agriculture

February 2, 2018

Making sustinable, lab-grown fish meat a reality | Finless Foods | HT Summit 2017

March 8, 2018

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