Nobell makes real cheese from plants.


Total Raised
$100.0 million
Latest Round
Series B


AgFunder, Andreessen Horowitz, Breakthrough Energy Ventures.


Nobell has discovered how to transform plants into living bioreactors to produce real dairy proteins. Nobell is launching with a plant based cheese that uses real casein, which gives cheese its unique stretchiness, meatiness, and mouthfeel.

Why we invested

  • Magi Richani was able to build an extremely talented team and has shown a remarkable ability to marshal resources. 
  • Potential to shake up vegan cheese market which currently has few to no good products. 
  • Consumers are demanding plant based alternatives without compromise.
  • Sidestepping the cow, Nobell has the potential to make dairy less expensive than animal-based cheese, while using less resources.
  • Strong co-investors including Andreessen Horowitz and Bill Gates’ Breakthrough Energy Ventures.



Contact Nobell

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Magi Richani

Magi was a Project Manager at Shell for over 3 years before applying to YC with the idea for Nobell. Magi holds a BS in Civil & Environmental Engineering from UT Austin and an MS in Engineering & Project Management from UC Berkeley.