Uma Valeti, MD
As the chief visionary of Memphis Meats, Uma Valeti sets the strategic direction and oversees the development of clean meat technologies with a focus on commercialization.
Uma is a cardiologist, entrepreneur, and the CEO and co-founder of Memphis Meats. Memphis Meats is the world’s leading company producing clean meat: real meat grown directly from animal cells without the need to feed, breed and slaughter animals. Memphis Meats has already pioneered the world’s first multi-species clean meat platform and made history by unveiling chicken, duck and beef grown directly from animal cells. Uma’s mission is to feed the world’s growing population with meat that is delicious, affordable and sustainable. His team is pursuing a major technological leap and a near-trillion dollar market opportunity. A Mayo Clinic cardiologist by training, Uma has served in numerous leadership roles at the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology and co-founded or invested in several medical device and food tech startups