Vegans, Look No Further, Plant-Based Cheese Is On Its Way!

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Climax Foods, a startup that’s using data science to replace animal proteins with plant-based substitutes, just raised $7.5M. Climax Foods is using machine learning to process and cross-reference molecular structures to find the best fit. Funding will fuel research in taste, flavor, texture, and nutrition of the most desired animal-based food categories, beginning with cheese.

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Climax Foods technology and mission will accelerate the growth of plant-based alternatives. However, I don’t believe cheese the best product to begin with. Innovations and investment in this sector should focus on where you can have greatest impact. Cheese is also a luxury good, so the demand for this product may not match the R&D and production costs. Rather than using this $7.5M investment to focus on cheese, I would explore as many different products as possible.

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Impact Investment Analyst at One World | Startup Weekend Facilitator | Climate Tech Enthusiast

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