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We are proud to welcome Carl Atik to Shiru in the role of Associate Engineer

Shiru’s mission is to feed people sustainably by leveraging machine learning and precision biology to identify and create ideal food proteins. Carl has made an exceptionally fast start in helping us on our way with this mission.

During his studies in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at UC Berkeley, Carl interned at Shiru and personally drove the process development for an interesting ‘side-project’ that spun out of our R&D ideation process. Well, a side-project quickly became what promises to be a headline game-changing solution for the…


We are proud to announce the appointment of Dr. Christopher Leber to the role of Senior Data Scientist.

Shiru’s mission is to feed people sustainably by leveraging machine learning and precision biology to identify and create ideal food proteins. Chris is here to help us in continuing to build and leverage a state-of-the-art data platform for plant protein discovery.

Chris is passionate about the natural world, an interest that has grown from his love of the ocean, or more precisely what lies beneath the ocean’s surface. Chris earned his Ph.D. at Scripps Institution of Oceanography (UCSD) and is also an…


Shiru is proud to announce that our Founder & CEO Jasmin Hume, PhD has been selected as an honoree for the 2021 Women Building the Future campaign by Vegan Women Summit and Impossible Foods. Learn more about her work and other honorees working to build a kinder, more sustainable planet: https://veganwomensummit.com/women-building-the-future


Shiru is proud to be a recipient of the Elizabeth Elting Venture Fund Award for 2020–21

Our Founder & CEO Jasmin Hume led Shiru through the Endless Frontier Labs mentorship program to accelerate science & tech-based start-ups. This important & valuable program is supported by the Liz Elting foundation that invests in women-led start-ups that advance human welfare using science & technology.

Shiru’s approach is based upon deep science with a mission to help fuel the food industry to feed the world sustainable today and in the future.

Shiru is very grateful to receive this support & funding to accelerate our important mission.

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Swati joins Shiru with 12 years of experience in engineering microbial strains for the production of proteins, natural products, and sustainable chemicals.

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Swati Choudhary as Shiru’s Head of Strain Engineering. Shiru’s mission is to feed people sustainably by leveraging machine learning and precision biology to identify and create ideal food proteins.

CEO and founder Jasmin Hume noted, “We have a huge opportunity to transform the ingredients space, but this only happens if we’re producing high quality, natural protein ingredients with high efficiency. Swati has a tremendous amount of experience in bringing fermentation-derived products to market via optimized biological systems. …


Shiru is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Eyal Akiva as the company’s Staff Bioinformatics Scientist. Shiru’s mission is to feed people sustainably by leveraging machine learning and precision biology to identify and create ideal food proteins.

CTO Lawrence Lee commented, “The Shiru engineering team is excited to welcome Eyal as its newest member. At Shiru, our computational discovery approach is rooted in cutting-edge innovation, and Eyal will be furthering those efforts by integrating bioinformatics and structural biology approaches for identifying targeted food proteins. We are lucky to have his skill and expertise on board!”

Eyal received his Ph.D…


Newly appointed VP of Business Development Julian Lewis joins with 13 years of experience leading subsidiaries in the U.S. and Europe of Puratos, a leading global bakery ingredient manufacturer.

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Julian Lewis as Shiru’s Vice President of Business Development. Shiru is an ingredients company whose mission is to feed people more sustainably. We leverage machine learning and precision biology to identify and create ideal food proteins capable of fueling the future of food.

Founder & CEO Jasmin Hume commented, “We are very excited to welcome Julian to the Shiru team. We have built out a robust protein discovery platform for identifying new ingredients and we are now ready to embark on our next phase of development by building partnerships with the food…


by Jasmin Hume, PhD, founder & CEO of Shiru

Today we announce closing our seed round of funding to support Shiru’s mission of creating better protein ingredients. Shiru’s goal is to feed people more sustainably, leveraging technologies including machine learning and precision biology to discover and create enhanced proteins capable of replacing animal-based alternatives without sacrificing quality or nutrition. We apply computational intelligence to find the most functional natural food proteins in the world, harnessing the inherent ability of microflora to produce them.

As it stands today, we are overusing our global resources to produce enough food for the planet. The impact of food production on the environment is…

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Shiru creates enhanced proteins by leveraging computational design to feed the world sustainably.

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