Shiru

Shiru

Shiru is a food technology company developing enhanced proteins for food. It was founded in 2019 and is located in the United States.

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.

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October 2019

Shiru raises a $3,500,000 seed round from Peak State Ventures.

2019

Shiru was founded.

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Jasmin Hume

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Protein replacement startups are coming for food additives as Shiru launches from Y Combinator

Jonathan Shieber

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August 16, 2019

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