Shiru, a San Francisco, CA-based provider of proteins for food applications leveraging molecular design, raised $3.5m in seed funding.
The round was led by Lux Capital with participation from Y Combinator, S2G, CPT Capital, PeakState, SGH Capital, Twenty Two VC, Aera VC, XFactor Ventures, and Climate Capital.
The company intends to use the funds to expand operations.
Led by Jasmin Hume, Shiru is a computational biology company that produces novel, functional proteins for food applications leveraging molecular design. Their goal is to make ingredients that decrease the reliance on animals for food by providing alternatives that are more sustainable and nutritious.