Modern Meadow

Founding Year: 2011

Staff: 60

Budget: ~$54m (Investments)

Andreas Forgas (Co-Founder, CEO)

This innovative biofabrication start-up has raised >$50m from investors to produce new biologically lab-grown materials to reduce waste and improve quality. Their first product is ZOA  a leather substitute that employs a strain of genetically engineered yeast to produce a protein identical to bovine collagen. They claim that it can “be any density, hold to any mold, create any shape, take on any texture, combine with any other material and be any size.”


Modern Meadow contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals

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