Air Protein

Air Protein is a maker of meat made from elements of the air.

Air Protein is on a mission to feed the world with healthy, delicious foods made from the most sustainable source of protein.

Air Protein was founded in 2019 by Lisa Dyson and John Reed. The company is headquartered in Berkeley, California.

Air Protein plans to build a modern meat company introducing nutritious, ultra-sustainable, alternative proteins that can feed the world’s growing population sustainably.

Air Protein uses a proprietary probiotic production process, the protein found in air-based meat is a new form of sustainable protein created from elements found in the air we breathe and it has an amino acid profile comparable to meat protein.


Air Protein's process can make food in a matter of hours, and independently from weather conditions and seasons. This new protein source will be able to make meatless burgers, protein-enriched pastas, cereals, beverages and more.


Air Protein has raised $32M in a Series A funding round on Jan 11, 2021. The financing was led by ADM Ventures, Barclays, and GV (formerly Google Ventures). Unreasonable Collective also participated in the round.



  • Year founded: 2019
  • Funding Info: $32M over 1 Round (Funding Type: Series A)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 11-50
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: Berkeley
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
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