Cooks Venture

Cooks Venture is a vertically-integrated food company re-envisioning the future of agriculture.

Cooks Venture is a vertically integrated agricultural company to operate solely on regenerative agriculture.

Cooks Venture was founded in 2018 by Matthew Wadiak. The company is headquartered in New York, New York.


Cooks Venture breeds and raises a proprietary slow-growth, heirloom chicken, taking into account the health of the animal and the health of the environment. It is the only vertically integrated chicken producer in the United States that has an independent genetics operation (breeding through selection, not genetic engineering) without ties to the two globally consolidated genetics companies.


Cooks Venture's heirloom chicken operation is a Global Animal Partnership Step 4 certified company, which is the animal welfare certification recognized by the ASPCA® Shop With Your Heart program, Certified Humane and verified Non-GMO.


Cooks Venture is backed by SJF Ventures, Cultivian Sandbox, Golden West Food Group, Larry Schwartz and John Roulac. The company raised $10M in Series A round on Jul 22, 2020. This brings Cooks Venture's total funding to $26M to date.



  • Year founded: 2018
  • Funding Info: $26M over 3 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series A)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 11-50
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: New York
  • State: New York
  • Country: United States
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