Impossible Foods

Impossible Foods is a company that develops plant-based substitutes for meat and dairy products. It aims to give people the taste and nutritional benefits of meat and dairy without the negative health and environmental impacts associated with livestock products.

Impossible Foods develops a new generation of meats and cheeses made entirely from plants. The company selects specific proteins and nutrients from greens, seeds, and grains to recreate the experience of meats and dairy products.

Impossible Foods was founded in 2011 by Pat Brown and is based in Redwood City, California.

Impossible Foods is transforming the global food system by creating better ways to make meat, dairy and fish without using animals -- delicious, good for people, and good for the planet. 

Impossible Foods researches animal products at the molecular level, then selects specific proteins and nutrients from plants to recreate the experience of specific meat and dairy products. Its signature product, the Impossible Burger, was launched in July 2016.


Impossible Foods is backed by investors including Google Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Viking Global Investors, Mirae Asset Global Investments, UBS, Bill Gates and many others. The company raisedd approx. $500M in a latest round on Mar 16, 2020. This brings Impossible Foods' total funding to $1.187B to date.


Impossible Foods was valued at a whooping $2B in it's latest "Series E" funding of a $300M on May 13, 2019.



  • Year founded: 2011
  • Funding Info: $1.2BM over 9 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series F)
  • Yearly Revenue: $200M-$300M (2019)
  • Employee Size: 201-500
  • Business Valuation: Valued at $2B on May 13, 2019
  • City/Town: Redwood City
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
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