Black Sheep Foods

Black Sheep Foods makes plant-based replacements for wild and heritage meats. 

Black Sheep Foods

Total Raised
$17.8 million
Latest Round
Series A


AgFunder, Bessemer Venture Partners, New Crop Capital.


Black Sheep Foods is a plant-based food company. They are cataloging and recreating the flavor of meat from a variety of animals that no other plant-based company is working on. Specifically, BSF is focusing on building a flavor platform around branched chain fatty acids that give certain types of meats their characteristic profile. Their first product is a plant-based lamb burger. 

Wchy We Invested

  • Exceptional product - our entire team was impressed with it. 
  • Ismael and Sunny are extremely hard-working entrepreneurs and have previous experience in the alternative protein space. 
  • Plant-based lamb is the first of its kind and the market for sheep meat is massive. 
  • By making new meat flavors from less conventional animals accessible, Black Sheep Foods could unlock untapped markets. 



Contact Black Sheep Foods

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Sunny Kumar

Sunny was the Head of Business and Regulation at Finless Foods. He is a former Technical Product Manager at Amazon Instant Video and was the first Product Manager at The Economist's history. He holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Ismael Montanez

Ismael studied plant and algae genetics at UC Berkeley where obtained his undergraduate degree. At Finless Foods he designed a plant-based scaffold for encapsulation of live fish cells and flavors.