$90 million Motif Ingredients

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The Story

Motif makes ingredients for the next generation of plant-based and healthy foods. It is a platform for discovering the next generation of food proteins. They use fermentation to brew vital proteins and nutrients. Motif combines tradition, innovation, and biotechnology to help build a more sustainable future, for everyone.

Motif Ingredients has been launched with $90M in Series A funding from Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Fonterra, Louis Dreyfus Company, and Viking Global Investors. Motif will operate from Ginkgo’s offices in the Boston Seaport to discover the next generation of alternative proteins.

Motif will make alternatives to different proteins like meat, dairy, and eggs via fermentation of engineered microbes, without animal agriculture, to create alternative protein ingredient options for people developing new foods.


Jon McIntyre, CEO

Jon was formerly the head of R&D at Indigo Ag and prior to that a Senior VP of R&D at PepsiCo.


Motif Ingredients will be part of the endeavor to feed the estimated 10 billion people on earth by 2050.