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About Because Animals

Because Animals makes pet food that is human-grade and 100% animal-free. The firm uses plants, microalgae, cultured protein and clean meat, and combines these ingredients with nutrients sourced from bacteria and yeast to formulate nutritionally-complete foods for dogs and cats.

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238 Roxborough Avenue

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19128,

United States


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Expert Collections containing Because Animals

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Because Animals is included in 4 Expert Collections, including Direct-To-Consumer Brands (Non-Food).


Direct-To-Consumer Brands (Non-Food)

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Startups selling their own branded products directly to consumers through owned e-commerce channels, rather than relying on department stores or big online marketplaces.


Pet Technologies

729 items

This collection includes startups that make pet food, treats, and accessories, pet-focused retailers, and pet services like dog walking marketplaces and vet clinics.


Alternative Proteins Startups

391 items

This Collection includes B2B and B2C companies developing alternatives to animal-derived proteins, including plant-based meat, dairy alternatives, lab-grown or cultured meat, and fermented proteins.


Household Essentials & Pet

235 items

This collection includes companies developing household essentials- and pet-related products, including household cleaners, laundry detergents, paper goods, and pet food and accessories.

Latest Because Animals News

Because, Animals Unveils World’s First Cookies For Cats Made With Cultured Mouse Meat

Aug 18, 2021

Because, Animals, the only pet food company growing cultured meat for dogs and cats, has successfully completed the world’s first cultured meat product for pets. This achievement marks the world’s first CPG product made with cultured meat as well as the first cookie for cats that includes mouse meat – the species-appropriate, ancestral diet of the cat. The company closed its oversubscribed seed round this May, led by Orkla, marking its first investment in pet food and the first move for its Orkla Alternative Proteins (OAP) unit, which was recently established with the intention of becoming one of the leading competitors in the field of alternative proteins in Europe by 2030. Harmless Hunt™ Mouse Cookies for Cats with Cultured Meat made from cultured mouse, is currently being debuted to the public at SuperZoo, one of the largest pet trade shows in the world, at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. The event goes on until tomorrow 19th August. The product, which passed a series of taste tests with even fussy-eater cats, includes cultured mouse blended with tempeh, miso, nutritional yeast and more. By using mouse cells, Harmless Hunt avoids the most prevalent food allergens in pets — beef and poultry. Since it is produced in a sterile, controlled environment, it is free of antibiotics and pathogens, and contains no slaughterhouse by-products or rendered ingredients. “The public launch of Harmless Hunt is a milestone for us, for the cultured and alt-protein industry, for pet food, and for animals raised and slaughtered to ...

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Because Animals Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Because Animals founded?

    Because Animals was founded in 2016.

  • Where is Because Animals's headquarters?

    Because Animals's headquarters is located at 238 Roxborough Avenue, Philadelphia.

  • What is Because Animals's latest funding round?

    Because Animals's latest funding round is Seed VC - III.

  • How much did Because Animals raise?

    Because Animals raised a total of $740K.

  • Who are the investors of Because Animals?

    Investors of Because Animals include SOSV, Draper Associates, KEEN Growth Capital, Orkla, Purina and 3 more.

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