Cultivated Seafood Maker Wildtype Nets $100M in Funding

The Series B round was let by L. Catterton and includes investments from Leonardo DiCaprio and Jeff Bezos.

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We launched Wildtype with a mission to transform the food system by creating the cleanest, most sustainable seafood on earth. Wildtype salmon keeps fish in the ocean and out of farms; it’s also free of mercury, microplastics, and other contaminants commonly found in seafood. Bringing Wildtype salmon to restaurants around the country is a huge undertaking, and we’re excited to share that we recently closed a $100 million Series B round of investment to bring this vision to life.

This round was led by L Catterton, and includes investments from Leonardo DiCaprioBezos ExpeditionsTemasekS2G Ventures Oceans and Seafood FundRobert Downey Jr.'s FootPrint CoalitionCargill, and prominent chefs from around the world. Existing investors, including Spark CapitalCRVMavenAiiM, and Root Ventures also continued their incredible support for Wildtype with Series B investments.

This investment includes contributions from environmental activists, scientists, health proponents, acclaimed artists, professional athletes, and institutional investors with a passion for consumer brands, all of whom couldn’t be more excited to help us bring Wildtype salmon to breakfast, lunch, and dinner tables across the world.

We’re also excited to announce that L Catterton’s Alice Raksin and revered scientist and leader Dr. Berta Strulovici will be joining Wildtype’s board of directors. Alice has partnered with respected brands around the world to build world-class consumer products. Berta has served as a leader at some of the world’s most prestigious institutions and successful companies; we’re absolutely thrilled that she’ll be joining our board of directors and continuing Wildtype’s tradition of scientific excellence.

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