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Mosa Meat

Mosa Meat

Mosa Meat is a Dutch start-up company that makes and commercializes clean meat, meat made by growing animal cells directly rather than slaughtering animals.

Mosa Meat is a clean meat company located in Maastricht, Netherlands making cultured meat products using stem cells from living animals. ​Video explaining the process Mosa Meat uses to produce cultured beef. Mosa Meat made the world's first cultured beef burger for $332,000, funding contributed by Google Co-Founder Sergey Brin, and presented it to tasters on August 5, 2013. Cultured meat made by Mosa Meat is planned to be for sale by 2021, with prices estimated at $3.60/pound according to the Good Food Institute.

Funding

Investment from Google co-founder Sergey Brin

In 2013 co-founder of Google Sergey Brin contributed $1 million to create the world's first cultured beef burger.

In July 2018 Mosa Meat announced Series A funding of €7.5m ($8.8m). Lead investors included Bell Food Group, the largest meat processor in Switzerland, and M Ventures, the VC of Merck. As reported by The Wall Street Journal, the partnership with M Ventures could open doors to Merck's deep expertise in cell culture technology. The strategic partnership with Bell Food Group brings strong downstream capabilities in meat processing and distribution.

Timeline

Series A Round Funding

Total Raised: €7,500,000

Lead Investors: Bell Food Group, M Ventures

First lab grown burger

MosaMeat made their first cultured beef burger for $332,000 and presented it to tasters on August 5, 2013.

Seed Funding

Total Raised: $330,000

Investor: co-founder of Google Sergey Brin

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Further reading

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Is lab-grown meat really meat? The legal battle has already begun | Verdict

Verdict staff writer

Lab-grown meat is inevitable. Will we eat it?

Mallory Locklear

Mosa Meat CEO on clean meat, competition and disrupting a $1 trillion market

Niahm Michail

Mosa Meat to Debut Slaughter-Free Meat by 2020

Anna Starostinetskaya

Silicon Valley and the Search for Meatless Meat

Beth Kowitt

The clean meat industry is racing to ditch its reliance on foetal blood

Matt Reynolds

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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Cultured beef for food-security and the environment: Mark Post at TEDxMaastricht

May 11, 2014

First lab-grown burger tried and tested in London

August 5, 2013

Launch of burger made from Cultured Beef on 5 August 2013

August 6, 2013

Meet the new meat | Mark Post | TEDxHaarlem

June 20, 2013

What is Cultured Meat

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