About us

About Us

BioCraft Pet Nutrition, founded in 2016, is the first and only biotech company developing cultured meat for the growing pet food market. Founder and CEO Shannon Falconer, MSc, PhD, left her post-doctoral research fellowship at Stanford University and turned down a prestigious academic scholarship to apply her scientific prowess to create meat-based, nutrient-dense pet food that doesn’t come at the expense of harming the environment or other animals.

BioCraft (formerly Because Animals) was the first to create a proprietary growth medium as an alternative to fetal bovine serum (FBS), helping reduce production costs by well over an order of magnitude and representing a key step towards commercial scale.

Today, the BioCraft team has grown to include a roster of PhD scientists, a veterinarian, and serial entrepreneurs, all focused on taking animals out of the supply chain by producing the healthiest, most environmentally sustainable and supply-chain stable meat for dogs and cats.
Located in both North America and Europe, BioCraft Pet Nutrition Inc. is incorporated in Delaware, USA, and its subsidiary company, BioCraft Pet Nutrition GmbH, performs R&D in Austria.
Investors of BioCraft include Draper Associates, SOSV, KEEN Growth Capital, Orkla Food Ingredients, Sentient Investments, Hack Capital and angel investors. BioCraft Pet Nutrition GmbH is a recipient of grant funding from the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG).

Executive Team

Shannon Falconer

MSc, PhD
Chief Executive Officer, Founder

Chai Molina

MSc, PhD
Chief Computational Officer
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