Clara Foods aims to provide an un-compromised egg by taking the chicken out of the equation. They’re bringing an egg white to the table that is produced completely animal-free , uses less land and water inputs, while matching the taste, nutritional value, and unique culinary properties of the same egg whites they know and love.
Genetic engineering, once confined to the laboratory, is now a much more advanced and scalable technology that is on the verge of affecting everything from healthcare to crop production. Initial applications were limited to adding or deleting single genes, such as … Continued
Bay Area biotechnology company Bolt Threads is offering the first glimpse of its futuristic fibers with the debut of a necktie made entirely from lab-produced “spider silk.” Founded in 2009, Bolt Threads has been setting out to “engineer the next generation of high-performance fashion fibers.” The c…
Synthetic biology startups are flying high as investor interest rises. Investors put more dollars into private companies in the space in each of the last five years, with funding surpassing $1B for the first time last year. Investors are now placing … Continued
Over the past five years, funding to synthetic biology startups has more than tripled, surpassing the $1B mark for the first time in 2016. Deal flow has also grown significantly, up over 150% since 2012. We define synthetic biology as … Continued
Since the advent of accelerators, venture capitalists have competed to lock in deals with the best startups in a given batch. Entrepreneur turned investor Sean O’ Sullivan thought it would be better to develop a venture firm that owned and ran its own accelerators. Today that firm, SOSV, has closed…
Big food companies faced a variety of challenges in 2016, as smaller companies gained market share, consumers sought out healthy options, and direct-to-consumer distribution models — including Amazon’s new private-label food and beverage brands — moved onto the scene. At the same … Continued