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Wild Earth (company)

Wild Earth (company)

Company using cellular agriculture to produce pet food.

Wild Earth is a biotech startup developing clean high-protein pet foods that are healthier, better for the environment, and more humane than conventional products. Their first product is a dog treat made with Koji, a fungi enjoyed by billions of people around the world that is eco-friendly and renewably sourced.

Their company and vision is driven by pioneers in cellular agriculture led by chief science officer Ron Shigeta, Ph.D., an experienced business team led by chief executive officer Ryan Bethencourt, and Dr. Ernie Ward, known as “America’s Pet Advocate.”

Investors include Felicis Ventures, Blue Horizon, Mars Petcare, VegInvest, Social Impact Capital, Macro Ventures, Stray Dog Capital, Michelson Found Animals Foundation, Founders Fund, and Thiel Capital.

Timeline

Seed Funding

Total Raised: $650,000

Lead Investor: Mogul

Investors: Founders Fund, Peter Thiel, Path Finder and Leap Venture Studio

Seed Funding

Total Raised: Undisclosed

Investor: R/GA Ventures

Seed Funding

Total Raised: $4,000,000

Investors: Stray Dog Capital, Macro Ventures, Felicis Ventures, Babel Ventures, Aera VC and M Ventures

Seed Funding

Total Raised: Undisclosed

Investor: Social Impact Capital

People

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Role
Related Golden topics

Ron Shigeta

CSO

Cellular Agriculture, Biotech, Future of Food

CEO

Cellular Agriculture, Biotech, Future of Food

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type

Why Wild Earth Cofounder Ryan Bethencourt Is Applying The Science Of 'Vegan Biohacking' To Pet Food

Katrina Fox

Wild Earth Introduces Cultured Clean Protein for $30B Pet Food Market

Wild Earth, Inc.

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Ron Shigeta of Wild Earth - Clean Meat Founders Series

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