Planted is a Zurich-based startup that uses the protein and fibers of yellow split peas to create mimic meat.

Planted creates delicious, nutritious, sustainable, and juicy meats made entirely from plants. Conserving natural resources, respecting animals and having a positive impact on our health while fighting climate change.

Planted was founded in June 2019, by Pascal Bieri, Lukas Böni, Eric Stirnemann, and Christoph Ianni. The company is headquartered in Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland.

Planted utilizes cutting-edge food technology to convert plant material into the fibrous structure of planted.meat by applying nothing more than heat, pressure and shear. This innovative process works by mixing the best raw materials and selecting the right parameters on our unique set-up, without the need for any chemical additives.

Planted has an emphasis on being incorporated into Swiss restaurants. Currently, it can be found in a range of restaurants from a Vietnamese eatery in Zurich to a fine dining spot in Lucerne.


Planted is backed by Venture Kick, Blue Horizon Corporation, Hiltl, Good Seed Ventures, Mica Ventures and others. The compan rasied 7 million Swiss francs (Approx. $7M) from a seed round on Oct 23, 2019.



  • Year founded: 2019
  • Funding Info: $7M over 1 Round (Funding Type: Seed- Series Unknown)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 2-10
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: Zürich
  • State: Zürich
  • Country: Switzerland
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