Co-Founder and CEO, Memphis Meats
Uma Valeti is a cardiologist, entrepreneur, and CEO and co-founder of Memphis Meats, which produces cell-based meat: meat grown directly from animal cells without the need to raise animals. As Memphis Meats’ chief visionary, he sets strategic direction and oversees development of cell-based meat technologies with a focus on commercialization. Valeti’s mission is to feed the world’s growing population with meat that is delicious, affordable, and sustainable. A Mayo Clinic cardiologist by training, he has served in numerous leadership roles at the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology and has co-founded or invested in several medical device and food-tech start-ups. He has also rescued several people in cardiac arrest.
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