Mission Barns, a Berkeley, CA-based cellular agriculture company, raised $24M in Series A funding.
Backers included Lever VC, Gullspang Re:Food, Humboldt Fund, Green Monday Ventures, Enfini Ventures, a European meat company, Blue Ledge Capital, Prithvi Ventures, Joyance Partners, Global Founders Capital, Point Nine Capital, Better Ventures, and Cantos Ventures.
The company intends to use the funds to scale up its cultivated fat technology and build a pilot manufacturing plant in the Bay Area.
Led by CEO Eitan Fischer, Mission Barns is focused on cultivating animal fat—without the animal. Its technology platform enables starting from a handful of pork, poultry, or beef cells and feeding them a plant-based feedstock inside a cultivator. Applications include: bacon, breakfast patties, burgers, nuggets, dumplings, hot dogs, poultry sausages, meatballs, and more.