MAASTRICHT, The Netherlands (Dec 7, 2020) — Mosa Meat, the European food technology company that introduced the world’s first cultivated beef hamburger in 2013, announced the second closing of its Series B funding. This second closing of $20M brings the total raised so far in the round to $75M.
The funding brings together leading global investors who are dedicated to sustainability, and to supporting Mosa Meat in its mission to develop a cleaner, kinder way of making real beef. These include Blue Horizon Ventures, Target Global, ArcTern Ventures and Rubio Impact Ventures.
Mitsubishi Corporation, Japan, the global integrated business enterprise that develops and operates businesses together with its offices and subsidiaries in approximately 90 countries and regions worldwide, as well as a global network of around 1,700 group companies, also invested in the round.
“We are delighted to welcome our new partners,” said Maarten Bosch, CEO of Mosa Meat. “As well as bringing immense strategic capabilities and expertise, they share our strong commitment to increasing the sustainability of our global food system”
Mosa Meat will use the funds to extend its current pilot production facility at its home in Maastricht, develop an industrial-sized production line, expand its team, and introduce delicious cultivated beef to consumers.
The Series B funding round is led by Luxembourg-based Blue Horizon Ventures, the food technology fund that aims to support and promote a positive global impact on the environment, human health, and animal welfare.
Mosa Meat welcomes this strong group of mission-aligned investors only two years after its successful Series A funding, which was led by M Ventures and Bell Food Group.
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ABOUT MOSA MEAT
Mosa Meat is a Netherlands-based food technology company pioneering a cleaner, kinder way of making real beef. Mosa Meat’s founders, Mark Post and Peter Verstrate, introduced the world’s
first cultivated beef hamburger in 2013, by growing it naturally from cow cells. Founded in 2016, Mosa Meat is now scaling up production of the same beef that people love, but that’s kinder to
animals, better for the environment, and safer to eat. A diverse and growing team of food-loving problem-solvers, they are united in their mission to fundamentally reshape the global food
system. Learn more at www.mosameat.com, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
ABOUT BLUE HORIZON VENTURES
Blue Horizon Ventures was founded in 2018 by serial entrepreneurs and investors Roger Lienhard and Michael Kleindl with €150M assets under management. The fund aims to support the
movement towards a more sustainable food system through innovation, technology and entrepreneurship. It puts special focus on plant-based, cultured meat, synthetic biology, and sustainability. The underlying mission of the fund is to promote a positive global impact on the environment, human health and animal welfare. One of its requirements is that all its portfolio
companies contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 set by the UN General Assembly.
Learn more at www.bluehorizonventures.com.