Memphis Meats

Memphis Meats is a food technology company that grows cell-based meat, poultry and seafood.

Memphis Meats is creating a new kind of farming to transform the way meat is made.

Memphis Meats was founded in 2015 by Uma Valeti and Nicholas Genovese. The company is headquartered in Berkeley, California.

Memphis Meats' mission is to bring delicious, healthy meat to your table by harvesting it from cells instead of animals.

Memphis Meats plans to produce various meat products using biotechnology to induce stem cells to differentiate into muscle tissue and to manufacture the meat products in bioreactors. The company's solution is to develop cutting-edge technology to produce real meat without the animals, by farming animal cells instead of animals.


Memphis Meats is backed by SoftBank Group, Temasek, Norwest, Threshold Ventures, Bill Gates and others. The company raised $161M in a latest financing on Jan 22, 2020. This brings Memphis Meats' total funding to $181.1M to date.



  • Year founded: 2015
  • Funding Info: $181.1M over 4 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series B)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 51-200
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: Berkeley
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
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