Harnessing the power of mycelium to make better, more sustainable foods.

We believe that biomanufacturing represents the future of sustainable food production. With our mycelium-based MycoCarrier technology platform, we are converting readily available food and ag feedstocks into high-value, delicious, superfoods.

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We are using the superpowers of our proprietary process and mycelium strains to encapsulate and deliver taste, texture and nutrition. Learn more about the future of food.



From fat delivery for alt protein products to Cultured Caviar, our versatile and tunable platform opens up a world of possibilities.


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Over 40 years of combined experience in biotech, venture, branding, and product development, with a shared goal of building towards a more sustainable future.


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Startup of the Month: Optimized Foods

Optimized Foods, a Davis-based food tech startup, has created a new kind of caviar that is sustainable, nutritious and, most notably, fish-free.

This California company grows caviar in a lab. It looks good, but how does it taste?

A UC Davis-affiliated start-up called Optimized Foods is trying to take the next step with cultured caviar, otherwise known as lab-grown caviar.

Cultivated Caviar Will Provide a More Sustainable (and Affordable) Way to Indulge

Optimized Foods has developed cultivated caviar, one of the foods that is of course, most closely associated with luxury.
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