A collective led by Hollywood actor Ashton Kutcher and Israeli-American talent manager Guy Oseary, along with other prominent strategic players such as Effie Epstein, announced on Thursday that it will partner with Israeli cultivated meat company MeaTech 3D to speed up the company’s growth in developing and commercializing its proprietary cultured meat production technologies.
Epstein is the Managing Partner of Sound Ventures, the duo’s venture capital fund based in Los Angeles.
MeaTech 3D, founded in 2019 by CEO Sharon Fima and Omri Schaninand, is located in Ness Ziona, Israel, with a subsidiary in Antwerp, Belgium.
MeaTech 3D is developing a portfolio of sophisticated manufacturing technologies for the production of alternative protein products, with the goal of supplementing plant-based diets with real meat, with a particular emphasis on the development of a bioprinting method for the production of steaks.
The company aspires to be a market leader in the cultured meat production industry and offers a diverse range of products.
“We are delighted to partner with MeaTech and assist it in its journey to become the market leader in cultured meat production,” said Kutcher. “We are excited about MeaTech’s innovative technologies, which we believe position it to be the leader on the industrial scale production of cultured meat, a key for a more sustainable and clean meat production. We intend to work closely with MeaTech’s management to help it implement its strategy and achieve its goals and global success by leveraging our marketing, strategic expertise, and network.”
“The collaboration with MeaTech is consistent with our group’s aim to provide sustainable solutions through company formation, investment, and acceleration of businesses and technology in a variety of sustainability fields.”