Join the Food Revolution

We are at the very start of a food industry revolution. Three important forces are accelerating the transformation:

1. Consumers want sustainable, plant-based food — without compromising taste or nutrition.

2. Businesses want cost-effective, animal-free ingredients with sustainable, scalable supply chain and manufacturing processes.

3. Scientific breakthroughs in microbiology and computing are revolutionizing our economy — from medicine to agriculture. For the first time, we have the tools to redesign the food system from the molecule up.

Our Values

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Shiru is in the vanguard of startups that are discovering the molecular blueprints of nature — then using new ways to reconstruct the world’s most popular and pleasing ingredients without the need for animals or other unsustainable sources.

We come from a wide array of career paths — and we are all 100% focused on our mission of making the global food system sustainable. We are rapidly expanding our world-class team of scientists, business professionals, and food industry veterans.

We have the tools, the talent, and the vision.
Join our team to work on the world’s most interesting problems — while eating the most delicious food.

What we’ve done

Shiru closes Series A round- $17 million

Led by S2G Ventures

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🏆 YesDelft and DSM Meat Replacement Innovation Challenge

€50,000 prize and partnership with DSM

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Completed proof of concept on Shiru's discovery platform

Release of Shiru's first ingredients catalog

Women Who Tech Innovation Grant

Winner of $15,000 Innovation Grant

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2021 Deep Tech Elizabeth Elting Award

$100,000 Award

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Shiru moves into first HQ/Lab Space

First proteins selected from computational screening

Shiru closes seed round - $3.5m

Led by Lux Capital

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Graduated from Y Combinator

Batch S19

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Shiru Founded

Dr. Jasmin Hume founded Shiru in May 2019


Our Investors