NotCo is a food science company using artificial intelligence to create novel plant-based meat and dairy alternatives. The company was founded by Matias Muchnick, Pablo Zamora, and Karim Pichara, and is located in Santiago, Chile.
Use of artificial intelligence
NotCo is developing its own machine learning software technology called "Giuseppe", that learns to predict how to make plant-based ingredients tastes like animal-based products. NotCo is using Giuseppe to map similarities in plant protein and animal proteins using machine learning and genomics to better predict which plant-based ingredients will combine best to emulate animal proteins. Founder and CEO of NotCo, Matias Muchnick, believes that "If we can map the genome of a lentil or whatever bean there is, you could easily understand and predict whether that bean could emulate an animal-based protein." NotCo claims Giuseppe can sort through food consumer needs such as nutrition, sustainability, texture, flavor, and color, in ways which help create plant-based products.
- Not Mayo
- Not Milk
- Not Yogurt
- Not Cheese
Investment from Kaszek Ventures & SOSV
On July 28, 2018, NotCo announced it received a $3,000,000 investment from Kaszek Ventures and SOSV.
NotCo raises a $30,000,000 series A round from Kaszek Ventures, IndieBio and The Craftory.
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Documentaries, videos and podcasts
- Cluster: Cell-based and plant-based meatA cluster of topics related to cultured meat, plant-based meat, and cellular agriculture.
- Clean meatClean meat is a term coined by The Good Food Institute representing meat products made using cellular agriculture and tissue engineering techniques. Other terms for clean meat include: cultured meat, in-vitro meat, and synthetic meat.
- IndieBioA startup accelerator for biotechnology companies located in San Francisco, California.
- SOSVSOSV (formerly SOS Ventures) is a venture capital firm founded in 1995 by Sean O'Sullivan that provides growth, seed, and venture capital funding to startups. SOSV runs six seed accelerator programs: HAX Accelerator, Chinaccelerator, MOX, IndieBio, RebelBio, and Food-X.