MosaMeat is a Dutch food technology company, headquartered in Maastricht (the Netherlands) creating production methods for cultured meat. It was founded in October 2015, by Mark Post and Peter Verstrate. Post is a Professor of Vascular Physiology at Maastricht University and serves as Chief Scientific Officer of MosaMeat. Verstrate is COO at MosaMeat and has a background in the processed meat industry, holding different positions at Sara Lee Corporation, Ahold, Smithfield Foods, Campofrío Food Group, Jack Links, and Hulshof Protein Technologies.
Post and Verstrate have developed the world’s first cultured meat hamburger in 2013, which cost $325,000 to produce and was funded by Google co-founder Sergey Brin. The production process took three laboratory technicians three months to grow the 20,000 individual muscle fibres that made up the burger.
In July 2018 MosaMeat announced that it had raised a €7.5 million Series A funding round. The round was led by M Ventures and Bell Food Group.
MosaMeat estimates that commercial availability of cultured meat could happen around 2021 in high-end restaurants at first.