Investment market and alternative sources of meat production

Meat cultivation is one of the most promising industries attracting investors from all over the world.

September 9, 2021

Alternative sources of meat production have been gaining public attention for the past 50 years. After all, this will help to solve pressing problems: save millions of people from hunger, and the planet from depletion of natural resources. The incredible optimism of scientists, active laboratory research, support from private investors and government funding have had a positive impact on the development of the industry as a whole. Its active growth phase falls on 2020-2022.

While investment in the sector continues to show impressive annual growth, cultivated meat accounts for only a small fraction of total investment in food technology. If we consider the rest of the fast-growing industries (renewable energy sources, autonomous vehicles), the amount of investment in cultivated meat is in 3rd place.

In 2020 alone, this industry attracted $3.1 billion investment. This is 3 times more than in any year in the history of the industry!

If we take the aggregate of all companies related to this industry, the total amount of investments received will be $6 billion over the last decade (2010–2020). Almost 50% of it was attracted in 2020.

We have such indicators despite the extreme conditions of the last year, the pandemic and the crisis that affected all countries of the world! This suggests that the cultivation of meat is in great demand from investors. This industry is incredibly promising, investments with returns that exceed the bottom line.

State of the cultured meat industry:

  • USD 366 million The United States was harvested by meat-growing companies in 2020 - almost six times more than in 2019.
  • 70+ companies developing materials, services or end products for farmed meat made their mark publicly by the end of 2020, up from 55 in 2019.
  • 15+ startups are engaged in meat farming, including beef, chicken, pork, shrimp, duck, white fish, mouse, salmon, tuna, foie gras, fish paste, lamb, kangaroo, horse and sturgeon.

Investor interest has spurred growth and helped to shape a cultured segment in 2020. But for global change: large-scale production and lower costs to better compete with traditional animal protein, even bigger investments are required. This is not only private investment, but also state aid. This industry segment presents a host of opportunities for investors.

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