Starfield Food Science
Starfield Food Science and Technology is a plant-based meat startup. As China's leading vegan protein brand, Starfield works with more than 100 brands including Chinese milt teak brand Heytea and coffee chain Luckin Coffee as well as Japan's FamilyMart convenience store chain. Its products are sold in over 14,000 stores in China. Starfield aims to launch affordable, delicious and healthy plant-based green foods based on plant protein technology to create a better eating experience and deliver sustainable lifestyles.
Location: Shenzhen, China
Founder names: Kiki Wu
Market segment: Plant-Based Meats
Kiki Wu is a co-founder of Starfield Food & Science Technology, a Chinese next-generation plant-based venture headquartered in Shenzhen, China. Having raised over $100 million since its inception in 2019, Starfield is the best funded plant-based meat company in mainland China to-date, with the backing of the U.S.-based New Crop Capital, Matrix Partners China, Joy Capital, as well as us Dao Food International, among others. It is working with more than 100 brands -- including Hey Tea, Luckin Coffee, Dicos, Nai Xue’s Tea (Nayuki), Charoen Pokphand Group, GaGa Café, Gui Man Long, Tim Horton’s and more -- and in addition to its own B2C platform, Starfield is already in some 10,000 stores in China. Starfield is hugely invested in R&D, with the leading plant protein laboratory in China and its own manufacturing facility that is capable of producing 50,000 tons of alternative protein products every year, with backup capacity of up to 500,000 tons.