May 31, 2023
There’s Such a Thing as Vegan Fat Now, and It’s Being Used to Make Pork Belly
For several years now, we’ve been able to go to grocery stores or restaurants and buy all sorts of products made from plants in imitation of products from animals. Burgers. Chicken. Sausages. Bacon. Now another product is being added to the list, and it’s even more unexpected than fake meat; you could even call it downright bizarre. Companies are working on—and already selling—plant-based fat. Yes, fat.
Mar 23, 2023
Lypid Takes Home Multiple Awards At World Food Innovation 2023
Lypid is recognized by the well respected FoodBev Media in this year’s World Food Innovation Awards. These awards celebrate the very best companies, people and products from around the world and recognise their outstanding contribution to the food and beverage industry.
Feb 13, 2023
Lypid Exhibits at Future Food Tech San Francisco
We’re excited to participate in this years Future Food Tech located in our HQ city of San Francisco, March 16-17. Come join us at our booth in the start-up area and sample our newest innovations first hand! Please send us a message if you’d like to schedule a meeting. Media inquiries please reach out to: firstname.lastname@example.org . Looking forward to connecting! #futurefoodtech
Mar 7, 2022
Lypid Bags $4 Million In Seed Funding For Vegan Meat Fat Scale-Up Investigation
Californian food tech startup Lypid has scored $4 million in a seed funding raise to scale their vegan fat. Green Generation Fund led the round, with Big Idea Ventures and SOSV’s Indie Bio participating, amongst others. New investment will be used to, hopefully, scale and commercialise the company’s flagship fat development, PhytoFat. More data is said to be needed to fully ascertain the viability of scaling.
Mar 3, 2022
Fat… the final frontier for meat alternatives? Designer fat co Lypid raises $4m to commercialize microencapsulated vegan oils that behave like animal fat
Plant-based meat alternatives are getting 'meatier' by the day as brands reverse engineer animal products and put them back together with plants. But getting plant-based fat to behave like animal fat has been a major stumbling block for the industry, says foodtech startup Lypid, which has just raised $4m in seed funding to help commercialize its ‘PhytoFat’ platform.
Jan 28, 2022
The Business Of Fat: Meet The 5 Global Startups Working To Replace Animal Derived Fat
The search of animal fat alternatives is taking off. Demand for flavourful cultivated meats, realistic plant-based options, and palm oil-free products is increasing, and in parallel, a variety of fats are being developed to cover a spectrum of needs. Below, we highlight five food tech startups focusing on the business of fat.
Dec 23, 2021
How Three Deep Tech Founders Are Creating World-Class Teams That Can Build The Future
Michelle Lee, PhD, is CTO of Lypid, a food tech start-up developing a natural vegan fat with a rich meaty mouthfeel that can replace animal fat. She says: “As a leader, what I care about most is whether the people I'm working with feel like they have growth, like they’re learning something in the process. Because that’s what I personally care about, learning."
Dec 14, 2021
Thai Meat Giant CP Foods Partners with San Francisco’s Lypid to Make Vegan Fat
Thai pork and poultry giant CP Foods has joined forces with US vegan fat startup Lypid. The San Francisco-based food tech develops vegan fat with an animal fat mouthfeel to increase the authenticity of plant-based meats.
Dec 13, 2021
CP FOODS CO-DEVELOPS PLANT-BASED MEAT WITH THE U.S. STARTUP
Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Company Limited (CP Foods) has partnered with “Lypid”, startup from the United States, to create plant-based meat that has the same taste and texture as real meat with its innovative “vegan fat”. CP Foods expects to start commercial phase of this collaboration in the next two years.
Dec 4, 2021
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ATLANT 3D Nanosystems wins Hello Tomorrow Global Challenge 2021
Among the other winning startups (not related to 3D printing but still interesting), Oxyle took second prize, with a technology that eliminates highly persistent, organic pollutants from industrial and municipal wastewaters. Lypid took third prize for developing a vegan fat that can be tuned to precise textures and melting points, mimicking animal fat.
Nov 17, 2021
Start-Ups Lypid Crowned the Winners of the CPF at the Asia-Pacific Agri-Food Innovation Summit 2021
The CPF Innovation Challenge: Enhancing Texture, Juiciness and Aroma to Create Healthy Plant-Based Meat Alternatives
Winner: Lypid (USA); Finalists: Novameat (Spain) and Audra Labs (Singapore)
Oct 23, 2021
Two Taiwan scientists revolutionize mouthfeel of vegan meat
Two Taiwanese researchers from Cornell University, Huang Jen-Yu and Michelle Lee, saw the trend of plant-based meat and became the first-ever to use the encapsulation technique to produce “alternative fat,” which enables plant meat to taste like real meat. They established Lypid and got selected by global accelerator IndieBio, and plan to go into mass production next year.
Jul 26, 2021
These 6 IndieBio Startups Are Solving The Planet’s Biggest Problems
Lypid is a San Francisco food tech that makes vegan fat. Fat is the component that makes some of our favourite animal foods taste delicious—think marbled steak or streaky bacon. So if we’re going to get consumers to choose plant-based alternatives, we need to find a substitute that can perform just like animal fat. That’s why Lypid is working on creating a 100% plant-based fat that can give a “rich meaty mouthfeel” to elevate vegan alternatives.