Shiru Overview

  • Year Founded
  • 2019

Year Founded

  • Status
  • Private

  • Employees
  • 28


  • Latest Deal Type
  • Early Stage VC

  • Investors
  • 25

Shiru General Information


Operator of a bioinformatics company intended to create food ingredients using artificial intelligence and bioinformatics. The company leverages machine learning, and precision biology to rapidly generate insights and identify all-natural, functional, and suitable molecules for large-scale production, enabling consumers access to sustainable food products.

Contact Information

Ownership Status
Privately Held (backing)
Financing Status
Venture Capital-Backed
Primary Industry
Food Products
Other Industries
Corporate Office
  • 850 Marina Village Parkway
  • Suite 100
  • Alameda, CA 94501
  • United States
+1 (510) 000-0000

Shiru Timeline

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Shiru Valuation & Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Raised to Date Post-Val Status Stage
7. Early Stage VC 01-Jan-2023 000.00 Completed Generating Revenue
6. Early Stage VC (Series A) 27-Oct-2021 0000 000.00 0000 Completed Generating Revenue
5. Grant 01-Apr-2021 0000 00.000 Completed Generating Revenue
4. Grant 22-Mar-2021 0000 00.000 Completed Generating Revenue
3. Accelerator/Incubator 09-Oct-2020 00000 00.000 Completed Generating Revenue
2. Seed Round 22-Oct-2019 $3.5M $3.65M 0000 Completed Generating Revenue
1. Accelerator/Incubator 01-Jan-2019 $150K $150K 00.000 Completed Startup
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Shiru Cap Table

Stock # of Shares
Par Value Dividend Rate ($) Original
Issue Price
Liquidation Liquidation
Pref. Multiple
Conversion Price % Owned
Series A 0,000,000 00.000000 00.00 00.00 00.00 00 00.00 00.000
Seed-3 0,000,000 00.000000 00.00 00.0 00.0 00 00.0 000
Seed-2 348,031 $0.000100 $0.06 $0.72 $0.72 1x $0.72 1.37%
Seed-1 876,632 $0.000100 $0.01 $0.17 $0.17 1x $0.17 3.45%
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Shiru Comparisons

HQ Location
Total Raised
Post Valuation
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Food Products
Alameda, CA
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Shiru Competitors (9)

Company Name Financing Status Location Employees Total Raised Last Financing Date/Type Last Financing Amount
Miruku Venture Capital-Backed Palmerston North, New Zealand 00 00.000 0000000000 0 00.000
Motif FoodWorks Venture Capital-Backed Boston, MA 00 00000 0000000000 0 00000
Molecular Assemblies Venture Capital-Backed San Diego, CA 00 000.00 000000000000 000.00
Cytovance Biologics Formerly PE-Backed Oklahoma City, OK 000 0000 000000&0 0000
Twist Bioscience Formerly VC-backed South San Francisco, CA 000 00000 00000000 00000
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Shiru Patents

Shiru Recent Patent Activity

Publication ID Patent Title Status First Filing Date Technology (CPC) Citations
US-11896687-B1 Oleogel having a protein microstructure with optimized oil release properties for replacing structured fats and saturated oils in food and cosmetic products Active 22-May-2023 000000000 00
US-11439159-B2 System for identifying and developing individual naturally-occurring proteins as food ingredients by machine learning and database mining combined with empirical testing for a target food function Active 22-Mar-2021 000000000 0
US-20220104515-A1 System for identifying and developing food ingredients from natural sources by machine learning and database mining combined with empirical testing for a target function Active 22-Mar-2021 000000000
US-20230123892-A1 Flywheel discovery system that twins machine learning with high-throughput expression and laboratory analysis to identify and develop individual proteins as food ingredients Active 22-Mar-2021 000000000
US-20240016179-A1 Selecting food ingredients from vector representations of individual proteins using cluster analysis and precision fermentation Pending 22-Mar-2021 G16B15/20
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Shiru Executive Team (6)

Name Title Board Seat Contact Info
Jasmin Hume Ph.D Founder, Chief Executive Officer & Board Member
Duncan Seay Fractional Chief Financial Officer & Strategic Advisor
Ranjani Varadan Ph.D Chief Scientific Officer & Scientific Advisor
Jason Voogt Chief Product Officer
Lawrence Lee Ph.D Advisor
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Shiru Board Members (5)

Name Representing Role Since
Chuck Templeton S2G Ventures Board Member 000 0000
Deena Shakir Lux Capital Board Member 000 0000
Jasmin Hume Ph.D Shiru Founder, Chief Executive Officer & Board Member 000 0000
Mary Clarke Self Board Member 000 0000
Rachel Konrad Self Board Member 000 0000
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Shiru Signals

Growth Rate

0.80% Weekly
Weekly Growth 0.80%, 93rd %
-35.5%. 530%

Size Multiple

219x Median
Size Multiple 219x, 100th %ile
0.00x 0.95x. 413Kx

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Shiru Investors (25)

Investor Name Investor Type Holding Investor Since Participating Rounds Contact Info
Good Startup Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Nourish Ventures Corporate Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Plug and Play Tech Center Accelerator/Incubator Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Volta Circle Family Office Minority 000 0000 000000 0
W Fund Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
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Shiru FAQs

  • When was Shiru founded?

    Shiru was founded in 2019.

  • Who is the founder of Shiru?

    Jasmin Hume Ph.D is the founder of Shiru.

  • Who is the CEO of Shiru?

    Jasmin Hume Ph.D is the CEO of Shiru.

  • Where is Shiru headquartered?

    Shiru is headquartered in Alameda, CA.

  • What is the size of Shiru?

    Shiru has 28 total employees.

  • What industry is Shiru in?

    Shiru’s primary industry is Food Products.

  • Is Shiru a private or public company?

    Shiru is a Private company.

  • What is Shiru’s current revenue?

    The current revenue for Shiru is 00000.

  • How much funding has Shiru raised over time?

    Shiru has raised $20.6M.

  • Who are Shiru’s investors?

    Good Startup, Nourish Ventures, Plug and Play Tech Center, Volta Circle, and W Fund are 5 of 25 investors who have invested in Shiru.

  • Who are Shiru’s competitors?

    Miruku, Motif FoodWorks, Molecular Assemblies, Cytovance Biologics, and Twist Bioscience are some of the 9 competitors of Shiru.

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