At Memphis Meats, our mission is to bring delicious and healthy meat to your table by harvesting it from cells instead of animals. You can enjoy the meat you love today and feel good about how it’s made because we strive to make it better for you…and for the world.


Food from the ground up

Cells are building blocks of all food we consume and at Memphis Meats they are the foundation of our approach. We make food by sourcing high-quality cells from animals and cultivating them into meat — think of a farm at a tiny scale. We cut some steps from the current process (like raising and processing animals) and bring nutritious, tasty meat to your table.



By producing meat from the cell level up, we can ensure the highest level of quality at every stage. We aim to keep the benefits of conventional meat while making our products healthier, more nutritious and safer. We want you to enjoy the best of both worlds. It is like having your steak and eating it, too.

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better for the world

We’re making meat that is better for animals and that at scale uses significantly less land, water, energy and food inputs. Our process will produce less waste and dramatically fewer greenhouse gas emissions. We believe that the planet will be the ultimate beneficiary of our product.


Our milestones

Why we're leading the food revolution

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Dr. Uma Valeti is the CEO and co-founder of Memphis Meats. A pioneer in the cell-based meat space since 2005, Uma has led the field on its journey from an ambitious idea to an emerging new industry. Uma is a Mayo Clinic-trained cardiologist who served in leadership roles at the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology. At Memphis Meats, he guides the company's vision and strategic direction.

Nicholas Genovese, PhD and Chief Science Officer, is a global champion of cell-based meat. Prior to co-founding Memphis Meats, Dr. Genovese brought the vision of cell-based meat to the forefront of established scientific disciplines through communication and groundbreaking research. At Memphis Meats, he leads our R&D initiatives.

Uma and Nicholas Genovese founded Memphis Meats in 2015. Since then our team has grown into a diverse group of scientists, engineers and designers who share a commitment to respecting our food traditions and innovating to make meat more sustainable and delicious.