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FROM CHILE TO CAMBRIDGE: THE CITY’S LATEST FOODTECH STARTUP

 

One of Greater Boston's latest foodtech startups grew out of a pair of refurbished shipping containers on a farm in
Chile.

Founders Priyanka Srinivas and Sasikanth Chemalamudi, who moved to South America from India in 2018, wanted to
start and test The Live Green Co. with a small market. Four years and millions of dollars in funding later, they have
moved the startup's headquarters to Cambridge.

Live Green was founded on the idea that removing animals from the food chain is not enough to meet the health needs
of the growing population and tackle the climate change crisis that is worsened by meat consumption, Srinivas said in
an interview. The startup is using its proprietary technology to replace the animal, synthetic and ultra-processed
ingredients in foods. Its Charaka platform identifies plant-only alternatives to these products and quantifies the
benefits of different substitutions, looking for the perfect combination.