Don’t have a cow: Imagindairy introduces animal-free dairy products
The Israeli startup’s technology offers the same flavor, texture, and nutritional value as regular milk but without the animal
Amid a growing call to take action against the environmental burdens and animal welfare issues surrounding animal-based foods, Imaindairy is ‘leaving the cow out of the dairy equation’ and offering the same flavor, texture, functionality, and nutritional value of regular milk but without the animal.
Imagindairy was co-founded by a team of experts from a range of industries, such as microbiology, computational system, and biotechnology with the support of The Kitchen FoodTech Hub based in Israel. The team is headed by Dr. Arie Abo, Ph.D., a specialist in protein biochemistry, in collaboration with Tamir Tuller, Ph.D., a professor at Tel Aviv University.
The company is based on 15 years of research by Tuller, Imagindairy’s co-founder and CSO. “We developed an advanced protein production platform that allows us to optimize every step in creating milk proteins. This allowed us to achieve the yield that is needed to achieve commercial production,” he said.
So far, Imagindairy has raised $1.5 million in Seed led by The Kitchen FoodTech hub, with contributions from the Israeli Innovation Authority, CPT Capital, New Crop Capital, and Entrée Capital, and will soon enter its A round funding series.