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, Founders Fund and Peter Thiel. The company is headquartered in Berkeley, Calif. For more information visit www.wildearthpets.com.
Wild Earth In The News
July 26, 2018 - The Wall Street Journal
Peter Thiel Backs Vegan Dog Food Startup
June 26, 2018 - The Guardian
Pet food is an environmental disaster – are vegan dogs the answer?
June 22, 2018 - LiveKindly
Vegan Dog Food Startup Wild Earth Receives 'Excellent' Ratings for Digestibility, Nutrition, and Protein Content
June 19, 2018 - VegNews
Cultured Koji Dog Food Has More Protein Than Steak
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
July 30, 2018
Wild Earth Closes Seed Funding Round with $450K Investment from Founders Fund and Peter Thiel ➦
Wild Earth, Inc., a biotech startup developing clean protein pet foods, today announced it has successfully completed its seed round with an investment from Pathfinder, the early stage investment vehicle of Founders Fund, and Peter Thiel. The investment of $450,000 brings Wild Earth's total funding to just under $5 million.
June 19, 2018
Wild Earth Cultured Clean Protein for Pets Receives High Ratings in Early Testing ➦
Wild Earth, Inc., a biotech startup developing clean protein pet foods, today announced it has earned high marks in early product testing. Digestibility studies of Wild Earth's novel koji protein returned ratings of "excellent," a great measure of nutritional value and quality.
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 - Co-founder and CEO
Ron Shigeta, PhD - Co-founder and Chief Science Officer