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About Wild Earth

Wild Earth is a biotech startup developing clean high-protein pet foods that are healthier, better for the environment, and more humane than conventional products. Wild Earth is developing koji-based protein, followed by cultured meat derived humanely from animal cells. All products and ingredients are sourced, formulated, and made in the United States. Wild Earth is built by pioneers in cellular agriculture led by chief science officer Ron Shigeta, PhD, an experienced business team led by chief executive officer Ryan Bethencourt of biotech accelerator IndieBio, and Dr. Ernie Ward, known as "America's Pet Advocate." Investors include VegInvest, Stray Dog Capital, Felicis Ventures, Blue Horizon, Babel Ventures, EverHope Capital, Macro Ventures, and Aera VC. The company is headquartered in Berkeley, Calif. For more information visit www.wildearthpets.com.




Wild Earth In The News

April 25, 2018 - The Daily Beast
Vegan Food for Dogs Is Here. But Is It Safe?


April 5, 2018 - Bloomberg

Fake Meat Might Feed Your Dog and Save the Planet


April 4, 2018 - Inc Magazine

The Startup That's Making Healthier Pet Food--From Fungus and Lab-Grown Mouse Cells


March 19, 2018 - Veterinary Practice News

Wild Earth wants pets to eat environmentally friendly vegan pet food


March 16, 2018 - Geek

Truth About Cats and Dogs: Veganism Is an Option


March 16, 2018 - Futurism

Companies Are Betting on Lab-Grown Meat, but None Know How to Get You to Eat It


March 15, 2018 - Forbes

Why Wild Earth Cofounder Ryan Bethencourt Is Applying The Science Of 'Vegan Biohacking' To Pet Food


March 15, 2018 - National Geographic
Can Dogs and Cats Be Vegan? Science Weighs In.


March 15, 2018 - Pet Age
Wild Earth Introduces Cultured Clean Protein for Pet Food Market


March 15, 2018 - The Wall Street Journal
Meatless Dog Food Startup Launches With $4 Million


March 15, 2018 - New Scientist
Lab-grown pet food promises a wholesome vegan lifestyle for dogs


March 15, 2018 - MIT Technology Review
Lab-grown pet food might inspire your future meals




Press Releases

March 15, 2018

Wild Earth Introduces Cultured Clean Protein for $30B Pet Food Market 
Wild Earth, Inc., a biotech startup, announced today it is using cultured proteins to develop clean, high-quality pet foods for the $30 billion pet food market.





Ryan Bethencourt

Ryan Bethencourt - Co-founder and CEO


Ron Shigeta

Ron Shigeta, PhD - Co-founder and Chief Science Officer


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