San Francisco, California
Ryan Bethencourt, Ron Shigeta,
Kristin Wuhrman, and Abril Estrada
Wild Earth is one of the first startups to use cellular agriculture to produce cultured pet food. Founded by Ryan Bethencourt, Ron Shigeta, Abril Estrada, and Kristin Wuhrman, Wild Earth offers a sustainable and safer way to help feed pets a healthy diet. Wild Earth’s first product is their koji-based dog treats. By using koji, Wild Earth avoids the health risks associated with conventional pet food. Wild Earth originally began limited releases of their koji-based dog treats in July 2018 and, as of October 2018, are now available on their website. They plan to release more pet foods in 2019.