Change Foods

Junior Te'o, Co-Founder & CTO and David Bucca, Founder & CEO ©Change Foods

Company News

Change Foods Chases the “Holy Grail” of Vegan Foods, Moves to State-of-the-Art Facility

US-Australian alt dairy startup, Change Foods, has set up R&D operations inside BioCube, one of the most decorated life science incubators in Silicon Valley. The move marks the next step towards commercialization for precision fermentation specialist Change Foods, as it looks to develop its animal-free dairy cheese.  After recently completing an oversubscribed seed funding round of $2.1 million, including investors from the dairy industry, Change Foods moves into BioCube’s modernized facility in San Jose to develop R&D on what it views as the “Holy Grail” of vegan foods; dairy cheese without cows. BioCube is already home to some of the most dynamic start-ups in Silicon Valley, including famous alumni like Impossible Foods.  Founded in 2020 and headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, Change Foods harnesses the …


Mission Barns Bacon

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Investments & Finance

Silicon Valley’s Mission Barns, Producer of World’s First Cultivated Bacon, Secures $24M to Upscale

Mission Barns, Founded in Berkeley, CA in 2018, announces it has raised $24 million in a Series A round to upscale its cell-cultured fat technology and build a pilot factory in the Bay Area. High profile investors in this round included Lever VC; Gullspang Re:Food (Oatly); Humboldt Fund (NotCo & Geltor); David Yeung’s Green Monday Ventures (Beyond Meat & Perfect Day); Enfini Ventures (Impossible Foods & Memphis Meats); and an undisclosed European meat company. The company is focused on cultivating animal fat without the animal; in July of 2020 Mission Barns contacted vegconomist to inform us that it had developed the world’s first cultivated bacon. The team works to create products incorporating Mission Fat both independently and through collaborations with leading meat companies and plant …