Matrix Meats, Inc., a Columbus, Ohio-based maker of nanofiber scaffolds for the cultivating of meat products, closed a seed stage funding round of undisclosed amount.
The round was led by Unovis Asset Management with participation from CPT Capital, Siddhi Capital, Clear Current Capital and a special purpose vehicle (SPV) led by the Ikove Startup Nursery Fund.
The company intends to use the funds to expand its scientific, manufacturing and business development teams, intensify the acquisition of customer/partners and further develop key strategic relationships within the cultivated meat market.
Led by CEO Eric Jenkusky, and CTO Dr. Jed Johnson, Matrix Meats is a designer and manufacturer of the foremost nano-fiber scaffolds to enable the production of clean and environmentally friendly cultured meat. The company was born of a joint venture partnership between the Ikove Startup Nursery and Nanofiber Solutions and has active development relationships with 14 cultivated meat producers from 7 countries.