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Lisa Dyson, the Founder Behind the World's First Air-Based Meat, Closes $32M Series A

Air Protein — a startup using fermentation to make a meat alternative out of elements in the air — just closed a $32 million funding round, according to Food Dive. The round was led by Barclays, GV (formerly Google Ventures), and ADM Ventures. Founded by former strategy consultant and physicist Lisa Dyson, the company is built around NASA’s 1960s-era research that allowed astronauts to convert carbon dioxide into food. “With this funding, we will be able to accelerate our work towards providing innovative, environmentally friendly, highly nutritious alternatives that will play an important role in meeting the growing global demand for alternatives to animal protein,” said Dyson in a press release, according to Food Dive. “We are commercializing a novel technology platform that is capable of scaling to large-scale production to help feed the world’s 10 billion people by the year 2050, in the most sustainable approach available today.” The funding will be used to launch an innovative...

Jan 25, 2021