Pioneering the Alt-Protein movement with Ryan Bethencourt

Pioneering the Alt-Protein movement with Ryan Bethencourt

By
Arman Anatürk
August 14, 2020

From big pharma to biohacker: Interview with Ryan Bethencourt, Founder & CEO, Wild Earth.

Ryan Bethencourt has a lot of bold ideas about the future of our food.

But when you’re the guy writing the early checks for companies like Memphis Meats, Geltor, Clara foods and over 100 others companies, you can get away with it.

On this episode of The Secret Sauce, Ryan and I chat about his interesting childhood engrossed in sci-fi books and surrounded by exotic animals in his childhood home, his journey transitioning from the pharma industry to pioneering the alternative protein space and his experience founding his own startup, Wild Earth, the company makes clean protein pet food that’s attracted big-name investors like Peter Thiel and Mark Cuban, earning a total of $16M in investment so far.

Discussed on the pod:

  • Ryans episode on shark tank
  • Ryans episode on Paul Shapiros Podcast
  • Mediation techniques; visualisation and grounding
  • Indie Lab and SOS ventures
  • Wild earth products - from koji snacks to cell-based mice
  • The problems pet food industry meat problems
  • Magic mushrooms and link for PTSD / creativity

Written by
Arman Anatürk

Lived across North America, Europe and Asia, leading to my questionable cooking style. Jumped two feet forward into the startup world in 2013, and haven't looked back since. Always on the hunt for the next story or inside scoop to cover - email me or connect on LinkedIn.

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From big pharma to biohacker: Interview with Ryan Bethencourt, Founder & CEO, Wild Earth.

Ryan Bethencourt has a lot of bold ideas about the future of our food.

But when you’re the guy writing the early checks for companies like Memphis Meats, Geltor, Clara foods and over 100 others companies, you can get away with it.

On this episode of The Secret Sauce, Ryan and I chat about his interesting childhood engrossed in sci-fi books and surrounded by exotic animals in his childhood home, his journey transitioning from the pharma industry to pioneering the alternative protein space and his experience founding his own startup, Wild Earth, the company makes clean protein pet food that’s attracted big-name investors like Peter Thiel and Mark Cuban, earning a total of $16M in investment so far.

Discussed on the pod:

  • Ryans episode on shark tank
  • Ryans episode on Paul Shapiros Podcast
  • Mediation techniques; visualisation and grounding
  • Indie Lab and SOS ventures
  • Wild earth products - from koji snacks to cell-based mice
  • The problems pet food industry meat problems
  • Magic mushrooms and link for PTSD / creativity

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From big pharma to biohacker: Interview with Ryan Bethencourt, Founder & CEO, Wild Earth.

Ryan Bethencourt has a lot of bold ideas about the future of our food.

But when you’re the guy writing the early checks for companies like Memphis Meats, Geltor, Clara foods and over 100 others companies, you can get away with it.

On this episode of The Secret Sauce, Ryan and I chat about his interesting childhood engrossed in sci-fi books and surrounded by exotic animals in his childhood home, his journey transitioning from the pharma industry to pioneering the alternative protein space and his experience founding his own startup, Wild Earth, the company makes clean protein pet food that’s attracted big-name investors like Peter Thiel and Mark Cuban, earning a total of $16M in investment so far.

Discussed on the pod:

  • Ryans episode on shark tank
  • Ryans episode on Paul Shapiros Podcast
  • Mediation techniques; visualisation and grounding
  • Indie Lab and SOS ventures
  • Wild earth products - from koji snacks to cell-based mice
  • The problems pet food industry meat problems
  • Magic mushrooms and link for PTSD / creativity

From big pharma to biohacker: Interview with Ryan Bethencourt, Founder & CEO, Wild Earth.

Ryan Bethencourt has a lot of bold ideas about the future of our food.

But when you’re the guy writing the early checks for companies like Memphis Meats, Geltor, Clara foods and over 100 others companies, you can get away with it.

On this episode of The Secret Sauce, Ryan and I chat about his interesting childhood engrossed in sci-fi books and surrounded by exotic animals in his childhood home, his journey transitioning from the pharma industry to pioneering the alternative protein space and his experience founding his own startup, Wild Earth, the company makes clean protein pet food that’s attracted big-name investors like Peter Thiel and Mark Cuban, earning a total of $16M in investment so far.

Discussed on the pod:

  • Ryans episode on shark tank
  • Ryans episode on Paul Shapiros Podcast
  • Mediation techniques; visualisation and grounding
  • Indie Lab and SOS ventures
  • Wild earth products - from koji snacks to cell-based mice
  • The problems pet food industry meat problems
  • Magic mushrooms and link for PTSD / creativity

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