Mon 09 Jan 2023
For cultivated meat companies, 2022 will be remembered as a year in which we navigated the evolving environment of consumers and investors and a truly diverse global regulatory landscape. It's safe to say that last year saw some of the biggest developments to date in cultivated meat. But what’s next on the agenda? Here are my predictions for how the cultivated meat industry will change and develop in 2023.
Thu 22 Dec 2022
Looking back on 2022 is celebrating a landmark year of company growth, a Singapore expansion, new product launches, and new partnerships.
Tue 20 Dec 2022
A partnership between TU Delft, DSM, VIVOLTA, and Meatable has been awarded an Open Technology Program grant by the NWO (Dutch Research Council) for research into the use of protein-based biopolymers for potential food and healthcare applications, including soft tissue repair.
Wed 16 Nov 2022
Meatable just announced its partnership with plant-based butcher Love Handle to establish the Future of Meat innovation center in Singapore. With a shared vision to create products to satisfy the world’s growing demand for meat without harming the environment, the two will collaborate on developing hybrid meat products - using both cultivated meat and plant-based materials - in Singapore to serve the global market.
Wed 16 Nov 2022
The cultivated meat industry is predicted to grow to $25 billion by 2030. At the moment the most developed infrastructure and regulatory environment for our industry is in Singapore. With its 30 by 30 strategy - a commitment to producing 30% of its foods domestically by 2030 - Singapore is a global leader in thinking thoughtfully and innovatively about topics such as food security and climate change. This is why we are delighted to deliver on our roadmap by expanding in Singapore and to reveal that we will be building a brand new Future of Meat innovation center in partnership with Asia’s first plant-based butcher Love Handle.
Mon 10 Oct 2022
Meatable is partnering with ESCO Aster, the first and only commercially licensed cultivated meat manufacturer, as part of its first international expansion to Singapore. The partnership will see the two companies collaborate to produce cultivated pork, with the aim to have products ready for launch in selected restaurants in 2024. This marks the next step in Meatable’s mission to create meat that serves the planet’s growing appetite without harming people, animals or the environment.
Wed 20 Jul 2022
Meatable is today revealing images of its pork sausage for the first time. The cultivated sausage is the first product to be announced by the Dutch company, which aims to create real meat that can serve the planet’s growing appetite without harming the environment or animals in the process.
Fri 22 Apr 2022
What if it was possible to eat meat and reduce our impact on the planet? We believe that the answer lies in cultured meat. Real meat without harm to people, animals and our planet. Let us explain why.
Thu 14 Apr 2022
The Dutch government announced it will allocate € 60 million ($ 65.4 million), to support the formation of an ecosystem around cellular agriculture, which is the technology to produce animal products like milk and meat directly from cells. It represents the largest public funding into the cellular agriculture field ever, globally.
Thu 31 Mar 2022
On this episode of the European Startup Show podcast, Krijn De Nood - CEO & Co-founder at Meatable talks about his journey from Mckinsey to Meatable, why alternative proteins are key to solving some of the world’s biggest problems and the strategies they have adopted to succeed in this space.
Wed 16 Feb 2022
Meatable has announced today the appointment of a number of industry leaders to key management roles. This follows a successful Series A funding round in March 2021 which raised $47M. These new appointments will help accelerate its product development and put it in pole position for bringing its revolutionary product to market. Each of these new appointments speaks to Meatable's ambition to be a leader in its field and each brings a wealth and diversity of experience.
Wed 15 Dec 2021
At Meatable, we know that you, and the world, love meat. That’s why it’s our passion to enable you to satisfy your taste without compromise. Perhaps you don’t want to feed your family meat from animals treated with hormones and antibiotics. Maybe you are no longer satisfied with slaughtering animals to feed your appetite. It might be that you’re concerned about the emissions associated with modern farming practices. Whatever your personal values, our meat enables you to fulfil them. By preserving the best of the animals we eat whilst eliminating the need for the entire animal itself, we’re revolutionizing the way we obtain meat. We’re here to build a better future for everyone: for you, for animals, and for our planet. We’re well on our way to meeting this goal: we’ve already completed our first pork prototype and have secured more funding to ramp up our efforts. A brighter future is on the horizon — and here are 5 ways our meat can contribute to that future.
Fri 03 Dec 2021
With Cellular Agriculture Europe we believe to be part of a powerful tool that will help create a healthier and greener food system in Europe.
Mon 13 Sep 2021
I love the idea of standing on the shoulders of giants. It’s a metaphor that literally means that wetake the understanding gained by the thought leaders that came before us and use it to make more intellectual progress.
Mon 13 Sep 2021
Meatable enters into a joint development agreement with Royal DSM to develop affordable growth media for cultivated meat. The companies believe that this collaborative approach will result in patentable findings that will address the core challenge of making cultivated meat affordable and accessible on a large scale, and they will work closely together to scale up the entire process.
Fri 14 May 2021
When I first began working in the cultivated meat space, my mom asked me if I was having trouble finding a “real” job because what I was doing sounded pretty wild. But if you asked her today if she still thinks my job is science fiction, I can guarantee you that she’d say no.
Thu 15 Apr 2021
In 2032, the food supply has changed dramatically. The demand for traditional meat has dropped, shelves will be filled with cultured meat, grasshopper sandwiches and seaweed burgers. In this episode, Daan Luining explains why cultured meat is the future and how it is making its way into our cities.
Fri 02 Apr 2021
Dutch cell-cultured meat startup Meatable - which is working with porcine and bovine induced pluripotent stem cells [iPSCs] – has closed a $47m Series A round (bringing its total funding to $60m) to advance small-scale production at the Biotech Campus Delft and diversify its product portfolio.
Fri 02 Apr 2021
Howie Lim speaks to Daan Luining is the co-founder and CTO of Meatable about navigating these challenging and competitive times as an SME. Meatable, the cultivated meat start-up from Netherlands recently closed US$47m in its Series A funding round, bringing the company's total funding to US$60m. The company had finalised its first showcase product in 2020, and aims to use the new funds to advance small-scale product at the Biotech Campus Delft and to diversify its portfolio.
Fri 02 Apr 2021
In a recent interview discussing Bill Gates’ recent book “How to Avoid a Climate Disaster“, the Microsoft and Breakthrough Energy founder (and the world’s third wealthiest man) advocated for citizens of the richest countries in the world to switch to diets consisting entirely of what he called synthetic meat in an effort to curb greenhouse gas emissions.
Tue 23 Mar 2021
Consortium of life sciences and food investors including Section 32, DSM Venturing, Dr. Rick Klausner, Dr. Jeffrey Leiden and existing investors support Meatable for its next phase of growth.
Tue 23 Mar 2021
People love meat. It’s a staple at family gatherings, religious celebrations, sporting events. It’s used to bring other foods to the next level (bacon brownies, anyone?). Meat is the definition of perfection -- there really isn’t anything we can do to make it better. Or is there?
Wed 05 Aug 2020
Almost everything we consider a great invention is, in fact, a series of great inventions. Take the electric car, which was dreamed up long before the gasoline engine, and had numerous rebirths and deaths throughout the 20th century, with a who’s who of great companies and inventors trying their hand at new prototypes. Unfortunately, its battery life remained too short and its top speed too slow to compete with the gas-guzzling competition. That is, until California engineer J.B. Straubel invented a new lithium-ion battery that solved both problems. His fateful meeting with Elon Musk in 2003 led to the creation of the Tesla Roadster - the beginning of the end for gasoline cars.
Wed 22 Apr 2020
The globe’s collective response to the coronavirus pandemic has shown what happens when we have no choice but to face the situation in front of us - and that we are willing to collectively make huge sacrifices to overcome the situation we as a species find ourselves in.
Thu 20 Feb 2020
A Dutch start-up may have found a workaround for eco-conscious consumers struggling to give up meat: pork grown in a laboratory that doesn't harm animals or damage the planet. Meatable will this summer unveil its first pork prototype made entirely from cultured animal cells instead of from slaughtered animals, according to its CEO. Unlike other companies from America, Europe and Israel racing to develop environmentally-friendly 'clean meat', Meatable's pork does not use animal serum, a fluid derived from animal blood.
Fri 06 Dec 2019
People love meat. It’s delicious, packed with protein, and brings people together in shared experiences. But producing so much meat for so many people around the world has drastic consequences. Whether it’s animal welfare, the climate emergency, or the health implications associated with industrial farming, more and more people are seeing the downsides and are hungry for a better solution.
Fri 06 Dec 2019
BlueYard Capital, the Eurostars Programme by the European Commission, and angel VCs Taavet Hinrikus (founding CEO, TransferWise) and Albert Wenger (Union SquareVentures) are among the investors to contribute seed funds to accelerate developmentof the company’s first pork prototype.
Fri 06 Dec 2019
Meatable, the Dutch startup developing cruelty-free technologies for manufacturing cultured meat, is pivoting to pork production as a swine flu epidemic ravages one quarter of the world’s pork supply — and has raised $10 million in financing to support its new direction.
Fri 05 Oct 2018
Meatable, a new startup creating cell-based meat, claims it will be able to change the world with a single cell. It’s a tagline, sure, but it might also be true. The Netherlands-based company works with pluripotent cells to create cultured meat quickly and without a need for fetal bovine serum (FBS).
Fri 28 Sep 2018
A new player in the burgeoning cell-based meat field that has developed a production process which its founders claim will give it a competitive advantage over rivals, has emerged from stealth mode after raising $3.5m to help scale its slaughter-free cultured meat platform.