The cultivated salmon producer's series B round is the largest yet for a cultivated seafood developer, helping to open up a new front in the alternative food startup space.

US-headquartered cultivated salmon producer Wildtype closed a $100m series B round yesterday that included agribusiness Cargill, as the animal-free food sector continues to pick up pace.

Private equity firm L Catterton led the round, touted as the largest yet for a cultivated seafood provider, and it also featured Bezos Expeditions, Temasek, S2G Ventures Oceans and Seafood Fund, FootPrint Coalition, Spark Capital, CRV and individuals including actor Leonardo DiCaprio.

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Robert Lavine

Robert Lavine is special features editor for Global Venturing.