Karana a whole-plant meat company focuses on leveraging what nature has given us and enhancing these amazing biodiverse ingredients to create delicious products

Karana takes natural, whole-plant ingrdeients and we transforme them into irresistibly meaty dumplings and baos without any heavy processing or artificial nasties.

Karana was founded in 2018 by Dan Riegler and Blair Crichton. The company is headquartered in Singapore.


KARANA produces plant-based meat made from jackfruit, which was selected as a primary ingredient due to its sourcing sustainability, health, nutrition, texture, and flavor profiles.


KARANA’s jackfruit meat is sold as an ingredient for chefs and foodservice, as well as turned into value-added products — starting with a line of gyoza, which is also currently available for foodservice.


KARANA announced a partnership with restaurant locations in San Francisco to serve its realistic jackfruit meat. This was the first time KARANA’s product had been available on American menus, marking its official debut on the American market.


Karana is backed by Big Idea Ventures, Germi8, Real Tech Holdings, Henry Soesanto the CEO of Monde Nissin Group, and others. The company raised a new seed extension round on Aug 18, 2022. This brings Karana's total funding to $1.7M to date.



  • Year founded: 2018
  • Funding Info: $1.7M over 2 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Seed+- Series Unknown)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 11-50
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: Singapore
  • State: Central Region
  • Country: Singapore
Related businesses