SOSV Climate Tech Summit
October 29, 2021
Upside Food’s Uma Valeti: Alternative proteins take the Main Stage

Back in 2015 when cardiologist Dr. Uma Valeti came to the SOSV IndieBio program (IBSF02 2015), he knew there must be a better way to eat chicken than killing one. He started Upside Foods (formerly known as Memphis Meats) to address the challenges of animal cruelty and climate change by bio-manufacturing cultured proteins. SOSV asked Dr. Valeti to join the Main Stage at the SOSV Climate Tech Summit and talk about Upside Food’s mission, the next steps in commercializing cultured protein, and advice he would provide to climate tech founders today. Larissa Zimberoff, author of Technically Food: Inside Silicon Valley’s Mission to Change What We Eat, conducts the interview.