Dutch cell-grown meat startup Mosa Meat raises US$55m in funding for licensing in Europe

NETHERLANDS – Mosa Meat, a Dutch company that made the world’s first lab-grown meat burger back in 2013, has raised US$55 million in new funding led by Luxembourg’s Blue Horizon Ventures, which it hopes to use to bring the burgers to actual customers. The funding will be used to expand Mosa Meat’s facility in Maastricht into an industrial-sized production line, as well as getting European licences for the products. Having secured funding, Mosa Meat’s next hurdle is getting regulatory approval for the product. “In Europe, it’s determined by a Novel…

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Bell Food Group increases investment in foodtech company Mosa meat

SWITZERLAND – Bell Food Group, a meat processing company, has increased its investment in Mosa Meat, a food technology company based in Maastricht, The Netherlands, to help the start-up commercially produce and market its cultured beef product. By investing an extra €5 million (US$5.67m) into Mosa Meat, Bell Food Group aims to reinforce its position in the meat alternatives market and actively participate in shaping new trends. Bell Food Group had already taken a €2 million (US$2.26m) share in Mosa Meat in 2018, during a Series A funding round. With…

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Mosa Meat partners with Nutreco and Lowercarbon to accelerate market introduction

NETHERLANDS – The Dutch startup behind the world’s first cultivated hamburger, Mosa Meat has entered a strategic partnership with Nutreco and Lowercarbon Capital to accelerate the commercial launch of its labgrown meat. The partnership with Nutreco, a global leader in animal nutrition and aquafeed, and Lowercarbon Capital, a new US-based venture capital fund investing in planet healing technologies, will support Mosa Meat’s ambitions of getting its cultured hamburgers on the market in Europe in the first half of 2022.  “As we enter a new phase, we’re excited to work with…

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Dutch cell-grown meat startup Mosa Meat raises US$8.8m in funding

USA – Mosa Meat, a Dutch food technology company, has raised US$8.8 million in funding from German drugmaker Merck KGaA and leading Swiss meat manufacturer Bell Food Group, according to Wall Street Journal. The clean meat company making slaughter-free beef from cattle cells, was founded by Dr. Mark Post (now their Chief Scientific Officer), a professor of physiology at Maastricht University who made history when he created the world’s first lab-grown burger. The burger, which was cooked and eaten live on air in London in 2013, cost US$330,000 to make and was funded…

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