Shiru is a United States-based company that uses computational design to create edible proteins that could feed the world sustainably. The company's stated goals are sustainability, innovation and thoughtfulness.
It is researching proteins that create specific qualities in food additives such as solubility and emulsification. The research is conducted using machine learning and molecular design and the Shiru team is search for proteins that are more functional that ones that are known today. Shiru is using various feedstocks to make its proteins including fungi and bacteria.
Protein replacement startups are coming for food additives as Shiru launches from Y Combinator
August 16, 2019