Umaro Foods

Umaro Foods makes bacon out of seaweed. 

Umaro Foods

Total Raised
$3.0 million
Latest Round


AgFunder, Alexandria, Alexis Ohanian, Ponderosa Ventures.


Umaro Foods makes plant-based meat alternatives using red seaweed for a superior taste, texture and nutritonal profile. Their first product is a delicious bacon. 

Why we invested

  • Exceptional product. Best plant-based bacon we've tried. 
  • Clean label which makes it more appealing to a large customer base which is attracted to plant-based products, but put off by the heavy processing and long ingredient lists. 
  • Scrappy team. 
  • Strong potential moat around seaweed production and use in plant-based meat alternatives.



Contact Umaro Foods

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Beth Zotter

Beth started out her career at Energetics where she analyzed emerging technologies and R&D projects in heavy manufacturing industries. She then served as Director of R&D in aquaculture for Bio Architecture Lab where she led their efforts in offshore cultivation of seaweed for biofuels. Next, she founded Zotter Clean Energy Consulting where she provided consulting services on a range of topics in energy and technology. She holds a BA in Environmental Science from Harvard and an MS in Energy and Resources from Berkeley.

Amanda Stiles

Amanda has a PhD in Plant Molecular Biology from Virigina Tech and she then did a postdoc at Berkeley. Afterwards she worked as a research scientist at the National Key Laboratory of Biochemical Engineering in Beijing. Later she joined Ripple Foods as a team lead for protein innovation and was subsequently promoted to Associate Director of R&D, Head of Research.