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Wild Earth (company)

Wild Earth (company)

Company using cellular agriculture to produce pet food.

Wild Earth is a biotechnology company founded in 2017 and headquartered in Berkeley, California developing clean high-protein pet foods that are healthier, better for the environment, and more humane than conventional pet food 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.”

Funding

Seed

On August 3, 2018 Wild Earth completed their seed funding round with $650,000 in funding from Mogul (lead investor), Pathfinder, Leap Venture Studio, Founders Fund, and Peter Thiel. On March 18, 2019 Wild Earth expanded their seed funding round with $550,000 in funding from Mark Cuban.

Series A

On May 22, 2019 Wild Earth completed their series A funding round with $11 million in funding from VegInvest (lead investor), Vectr, Radical Investments, Mars Petcare, Founders Fund, Felicis Ventures, and Bits x Bites. 

Timeline

August 2, 2018

Seed Funding

Total Raised: $650,000

Lead Investor: Mogul

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

August 1, 2018

Seed Funding

Total Raised: Undisclosed

Investor: R/GA Ventures

March 15, 2018

Seed Funding

Total Raised: $4,000,000

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

January 31, 2018

Seed Funding

Total Raised: Undisclosed

Investor: Social Impact Capital

Funding rounds

2 Results
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Ron Shigeta

CSO



CEO



Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

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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