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Founded Year

2017

Stage

Angel - II | Alive

Total Raised

$306.31M

About Meati Foods

Meati Foods creates food alternatives in the food industry. The company's main products are cutlets and steaks made from mushroom root, offering a plant-based alternative to meat products. Meati Foods primarily sells to the food retail industry. Meati Foods was formerly known as Emergy Labs. It was founded in 2017 and is based in Boulder, Colorado.

Headquarters Location

6880 Winchester Circle Unit D

Boulder, Colorado, 80301,

United States

303-200-0273

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ESPs containing Meati Foods

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Consumer & Retail / Food & Grocery Tech

The alternative meat & seafood fermentation market harnesses the power of microbial fermentation to offer sustainable and ethical solutions to the traditional meat and seafood industries. It involves the production of plant-based or cultured protein sources, providing eco-conscious consumers with alternatives that reduce the environmental impact associated with conventional animal farming while ad…

Meati Foods named as Leader among 15 other companies, including Impossible Foods, Motif FoodWorks, and Aleph Farms.

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Research containing Meati Foods

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CB Insights Intelligence Analysts have mentioned Meati Foods in 1 CB Insights research brief, most recently on Jan 17, 2023.

Expert Collections containing Meati Foods

Expert Collections are analyst-curated lists that highlight the companies you need to know in the most important technology spaces.

Meati Foods is included in 4 Expert Collections, including Agriculture Technology (Agtech).

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Agriculture Technology (Agtech)

2,061 items

Companies in the agtech space, such as equipment manufacturers, surveying drones, geospatial intelligence firms, and farm management platforms

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Food & Beverage

2,802 items

Startups in the food & beverage space, including alternative proteins, vertically-farmed produce, functional beverages and more.

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Alternative Proteins

408 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.

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Wellness Tech

1,370 items

We define wellness tech as companies developing technology to help consumers improve their physical, mental, and social well-being. Companies in this collection play across a wide range of categories, including food and beverage, fitness, personal care, and corporate wellness.

Meati Foods Patents

Meati Foods has filed 3 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • fungal morphology and anatomy
  • fungal plant pathogens and diseases
  • mycology
patents chart

Application Date

Grant Date

Title

Related Topics

Status

6/7/2019

9/12/2023

Fungal plant pathogens and diseases, Mycology, Fungal morphology and anatomy, Hydrology, Soil physics

Grant

Application Date

6/7/2019

Grant Date

9/12/2023

Title

Related Topics

Fungal plant pathogens and diseases, Mycology, Fungal morphology and anatomy, Hydrology, Soil physics

Status

Grant

Latest Meati Foods News

Small CPGs take the upper hand in better-for-you market

Feb 14, 2024

As consumers become hyper aware of ingredient quality, smaller companies are in a good position to capitalize. Published Feb. 14, 2024 Courtesy of Meati Consumers are set to raise their standards for packaged food and beverage in 2024. This trend translates to and increased demand for products like mushroom-based meat and general better-for-you goods. “They also care a great deal about the nutrient content of food, as well as the ingredient list,” said Christina Ra, VP of marketing at Meati, referencing the company’s target consumer base, which she said has grown 10% in two years. “They want fewer ingredients and they want to recognize them.” As these habits continue to gain momentum and evolve in 2024, it provides an opportunity for what Chris Cain, partner at Foley & Lardner, calls “emerging-growth companies.” These are health-focused, niche CPGs that specialize in the better-for-you products consumers seek. But such conditions also beget increased competition. “That's what supports, in no small part, the sheer number of SKUs that you're seeing around personal self-health,” Cain said. Beyond the multivitamin The trend toward better-for-you products is not new, but CPGs are working hard to cash in. WK Kellogg Co started the new year by announcing a new vegan cereal brand, Eat Your Mouth Off . Mars announced a $237 million factory for The Nature’s Bakery. General MIlls’ Yoplait brand launched a protein line . Smaller CPGs have brands that are already aligned to such trends and innovating in harmony with them. Julia Perez, chief marketing officer for protein CPG Owyn, said she is most excited about growing the brand’s Doubleshot Protein Coffee Shakes in 2024. Launched in last August, the product capitalizes on protein and energy trends, and it lends itself to Owyn’s communication goals. “One of our marketing approaches this year is to really focus on that functional message,” Perez said, “to lead with a strong macronutrient message.” Consumers are getting more sophisticated, wanting more than a multivitamin, Cain said, as services that allow people to learn more about their individual nutrition needs, such as lab tests, are becoming more accessible. The general public is learning more about what they may want to consume more of or avoid. And, in 2024, the answers can get fairy specific. Cain named adaptogenic herbs and functional mushrooms as two trendy ingredients. Meati noted consumer appreciation for fungi has grown exponentially in the last two to three years. Ra said the company’s “biggest opportunity” is to bring awareness to mycelium — Meati calls its species “MushroomRoot.” “There was once a day when the word, ‘mushroom’ was polarizing, and those days are generally long gone, as fungi has earned respect, thanks to influencers, documentaries and a growing fandom,” Ra said. Weighing impacts from weight-loss drugs In 2023, Ozempic and Wegovy were hot topics. PepsiCo CEO Ramon Laguarta was among executives watching the trend, though he told investors in October that business impacts at that point were “negligible.” Food and beverage leaders can’t do much but speculate at this point, Ra said. “Only time will tell,” whether those using weight-loss drugs change their eating habits, she added. It also depends on what information healthcare professionals are giving to patients using weight-loss drugs. Protein intake becomes more important when losing weight quickly, to ensure the weight loss comes from fat and not muscle, Perez said. Owyn works with thousands of practitioners in the U.S. who are sharing that information, Perez said. But CPGs shouldn’t necessarily create strategies around the likes of Ozempic, specifically. To Cain, weight-loss drugs are less a standalone trend and more a part of consumer demand for pathways to a healthier lifestyle, just as macronutrients and functionality are. He called the trends “complimentary,” while noting demand for weight-loss drugs may have a more negative impact on CPGs that do not provide better-for-you options. Niche CPGs should consider diversifying their portfolios to stay ahead of competition. Larger CPGs might try to copy smaller ones, or even acquire them outright, and . Eventually, the hype and demand will dwindle. “There's lots of money to be made. There's lots of SKUs to come out there,” Cain said. “It's an exciting time for that space if you're a young company.” Recommended Reading

Meati Foods Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Meati Foods founded?

    Meati Foods was founded in 2017.

  • Where is Meati Foods's headquarters?

    Meati Foods's headquarters is located at 6880 Winchester Circle, Boulder.

  • What is Meati Foods's latest funding round?

    Meati Foods's latest funding round is Angel - II.

  • How much did Meati Foods raise?

    Meati Foods raised a total of $306.31M.

  • Who are the investors of Meati Foods?

    Investors of Meati Foods include Chris Paul, Aly Raisman, Jonathan Neman, Nicolas Jammet, David Chang and 24 more.

  • Who are Meati Foods's competitors?

    Competitors of Meati Foods include MyForest Foods and 8 more.

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