Cultivated seafood company Wildtype has raised $100 million in funding to expand its production capacity as it prepares for a US market launch.
Led by L Catterton, the round also included investments from Leonardo DiCaprio, Bezos Expeditions, Temasek, S2G Ventures Oceans and Seafood Fund, Robert Downey Jr’s FootPrint Coalition and Cargill.
Wildtype, which produces sushi-grade cultivated salmon, is on course to scale its production capabilities, and for an impending consumer launch.
DiCaprio tweeted: “Wild fish populations are threatened more than ever before. I’m pleased to be an investor in the clear leader in cultivated seafood, which will give us the chance to protect our oceans while creating the cleanest seafood on the planet.”
According to Wildtype, consumers can “expect to see cell-cultivated, sushi-grade salmon alongside wild and farmed varieties” in the future.
Last year, Wildtype opened a pilot plant in San Francisco.
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