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Motif Foodworks

Motif Foodworks

A food ingredients company that uses biotechnology to brew proteins and nutrients, for more delicious and sustainable foods.

Motif Foodworks, formerly known as Motif, is a food ingredients company that uses biotechnology to brew proteins and nutrients, for more delicious and sustainable foods that is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts and was founded in 2019 as a subsidiary of Ginkgo Bioworks. Motif Foodworks uses fermentation to brew proteins and nutrients.

Funding
Series A

February 26, 2019 Motif Foodworks completed their series A funding round with $90 million in funding from Fonterra, Louis Dreyfus Company, and Viking Global Investors. Ginkgo Bioworks launch Motif Foodworks after completing raising their series A funding round to begin developing alternative proteins and other ingredients for global food companies using biotechnology and fermentation.

Growth equity

On August 19, 2019 Motif Foodworks completed a growth equity funding round where the company received $27.5 million in funding from General Atlantic (lead investor) and CPT Capital. After receiving this round of growth equity the company rebranded from Motif to Motif Foodworks to better reflect the companies technological partnership with Ginkgo Bioworks. The company will be using their growth equity funding to accelerate their research and development, expand academic collaborations, hire more science and regulatory staff, and speed up the product pipeline for the alternative protein products.

Timeline

October 15, 2019
Motif Foodworks raises a $800,000 venture round from Alumni Ventures Group.
August 2019
Motif Foodworks raises a $27,500,000 series A round from CPT Capital and General Atlantic.
February 26, 2019
Series A

$90m Series A. Investors include Fonterra Ventures and Louis Dreyfus.

February 2019
Motif Foodworks raises a $90,000,000 series A round from Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Fonterra Ventures, Louis Dreyfus Company and Viking Global Investors.
2019
Motif Foodworks was founded by Jonathan McIntyre.

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Motif Ingredients Launches With $90M To Make Meatless Protein

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Motif Ingredients raises $27.5m, rebrands as Motif FoodWorks

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August 19, 2019

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Antonio Regalado
August 24, 2021
MIT Technology Review
Jason Kelly has promised a manufacturing revolution with DNA. Just don't ask him to make any products.
Motif FoodWorks
June 22, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Motif FoodWorks, the food technology company on a mission to make plant-based food better tasting and more nutritious, today announced a...
FinSMEs
June 17, 2021
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DealStreetAsia
Ginkgo's Motif Ingredients, which aims to replicate animal protein for meatless alternatives, is getting $90 million from Breakthrough Energy, others.

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