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Founded Year



Series B - II | Alive

Total Raised


Last Raised

$7M | 2 mos ago

About Wildtype

Wildtype develops cultured salmon that is created directly from cells. It pioneers cellular agriculture to grow seafood. The company was founded in 2017 and is based in San Francisco, California.

Headquarters Location

953 Indiana Street

San Francisco, California, 94107,

United States


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ESPs containing Wildtype

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Consumer & Retail / Food & Grocery Tech

These companies are looking to provide a more sustainable source of meat by culturing animal cells. While some companies in the market are developing consumer brands, others are focused on building out white-label solutions for manufacturers.

Wildtype named as Highflier among 11 other companies, including Aleph Farms, SuperMeat, and Future Meat Technologies.

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Wildtype's Products & Differentiators

    Salmon Saku

    Ready-to-eat, sushi-grade salmon fillet

Research containing Wildtype

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CB Insights Intelligence Analysts have mentioned Wildtype in 1 CB Insights research brief, most recently on Aug 9, 2021.

Expert Collections containing Wildtype

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Wildtype is included in 3 Expert Collections, including Agriculture Technology (Agtech).


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Alternative Proteins

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Wildtype Patents

Wildtype has filed 2 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Biotechnology
  • Cell biology
  • Domesticated animals
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Fatty acids, Stem cells, Transcription factors, Cell biology, Biotechnology


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Fatty acids, Stem cells, Transcription factors, Cell biology, Biotechnology



Latest Wildtype News

Wildtype Expects to Launch Sushi-Grade Cultivated Salmon in US Restaurants This Year

Jan 26, 2023

San Francisco’s Wildtype, which raised an incredible $100 million in Series B last year from investors including Leonardo DiCaprio, says it expects to launch its cultivated sushi-grade salmon in restaurants later this year. Wildtype’s co-founder Justin Kolbeck told IntraFish that the company is waiting to complete the FDA’s pre-market consultation that studies the safety of its cultivated salmon and that when the process concludes, Wildtype will be able to commercialize. If the company receives the FDA’s green light, Wildtype would become one of the first to launch commercially cultivated food in the US. What the No Questions letter means According to Kolbeck, UPSIDE Foods, which received a No Questions letter from the FDA last year for its cultivated chicken, had to complete a similar pre-market ... more

Wildtype Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Wildtype founded?

    Wildtype was founded in 2017.

  • Where is Wildtype's headquarters?

    Wildtype's headquarters is located at 953 Indiana Street, San Francisco.

  • What is Wildtype's latest funding round?

    Wildtype's latest funding round is Series B - II.

  • How much did Wildtype raise?

    Wildtype raised a total of $123M.

  • Who are the investors of Wildtype?

    Investors of Wildtype include SK Group, L Catterton, Leonardo DiCaprio, Cargill Financial Services International, Temasek and 10 more.

  • Who are Wildtype's competitors?

    Competitors of Wildtype include Prime Roots, Aleph Farms, Novel Farms, SuperMeat, UPSIDE Foods and 16 more.

  • What products does Wildtype offer?

    Wildtype's products include Salmon Saku.

  • Who are Wildtype's customers?

    Customers of Wildtype include Pokeworks.

Compare Wildtype to Competitors

Aleph Farms Logo
Aleph Farms

Aleph Farms is a food-tech firm specializing in high-quality, sustainable, and cell-grown meat. Aleph's 3D technology uses the four core cell types of farmed beef to recreate a real food experience. It was founded in 2017 and is based in Rehovot, Israel.

SuperMeat Logo

SuperMeat is a food-tech company developing meat grown directly from animal cells. The company's products offer a delicious meat experience and a high-quality, nutritional profile that is manufactured in a sustainable, slaughter-free way. It is a B2B company that addresses the entire category of poultry meat from fat to muscle, providing a complete solution to cultivated meat production. SuperMeat was founded in 2015 and is based in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Future Meat Technologies

Future Meat Technologies advances a distributive manufacturing platform for the cost-efficient, non-GMO production of meat directly from animal cells, without the need to raise or harvest animals. The company was founded in 2018 and is based in Rehovot, Israel.

UPSIDE Foods Logo

UPSIDE Foods aims to transform the way meat is made with a new kind of farming. The company's solution is to develop technology to produce real meat without animals by farming animal cells instead of animals. The result is real meat that is better for the body and the planet. The company was founded in 2015 and is based in Berkeley, California.

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Mosa Meat

Mosa Meat is the developer of a tissue cultured hamburger. The company aims to develop tissue engineering into a technology that can mass-produce affordable meat.


IntegriCulture develops alternative meat, alternative foie gras, and other cellular agriculture products based on its low-cost large-scale cell culture technology. The company's CulNet System is a scalable general-purpose cell culture system with applications ranging from reagents and cosmetics to cell-based meat.

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