For its first product - chicken nuggets - which will initially be targeted at the high-volume end of the foodservice sector, Seattle Food Tech is using a fairly standard textured wheat protein, safflower oil, an emulsifier, some starch, vegan flavoring and some corn-breading and is designed to perform like a Tyson chicken nugget. The second product - chicken strips - has a similar formulation but also contains some soy.
Total Raised: $1,000,000
Lead Investors: Fifty Years, Blue Horizon and VegInvest
Investors: Weu Guo, UpHonest Capital and Kyle Vogt
Seattle Food Tech looks to replace the chicken nugget with a plant-based copycat
Seattle Food Tech Raises $1M to Jumpstart Vegan Chicken Nugget Manufacturing
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- Cluster: Cell-based and plant-based meatA cluster of topics related to cultured meat, plant-based meat, and cellular agriculture.
- Food Tech
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- Impossible FoodsImpossible Foods is a plant-based meat company making meat and dairy products that are made to look and feel like animal products by manufacturing heme, the oxygen binding molecule found in blood, using engineered yeast grown in bioreactors.
- Fifty Years VCFifty Years is a venture capital seed fund based in San Francisco, California founded by Seth Bannon and Ela Madej in 2016 and focuses on investing in the impact technology market.
- VegInvestVegInvest is a venture capital firm making early stage capital investments in companies working towards replacing animal products.
- Y CombinatorY Combinator (also known as YC) is a US based seed accelerator, which was started in March 2005.