Because Animals, founded in 2016, is the first and only biotech company bringing clean cultured meat to the growing pet food market. Because Animals begins with humanely harvested cells, nourished by inputs to multiply and grow, for pet foods that are safer, healthier, and more sustainable than any conventional factory farmed pet foods. Because Animals has innovated a proprietary alternative to fetal bovine serum, a growth medium inhumanely obtained from the slaughter of pregnant cows that is typically used to produce other cell-based meats. The company intends to release its first cultured meat products in 2022. The company also offers a line of meat-free organic treats and healthy supplements for dogs and cats. Investors include Draper Associates, SOSV and others. The company is headquartered in Chicago.