Steakholder Foods Shares Letter from the CEO, Arik Kaufman

The letter highlights key H1 2024 achievements and commercial strategy for H2 2024

Rehovot, Israel —  Steakholder Foods Ltd. (Nasdaq: STKH), a leading innovator in alternative proteins and 3D printing technologies, shared a letter from the CEO, Arik Kaufman, highlighting the main achievements of the first half of 2024 and the commercial strategy for the second half of 2024.

The Letter:

Dear Steakholder,

I am excited to share the significant strides we have made in the first half of this year, particularly in our efforts to drive commercial success to be able to create our first revenue streams. Our recent strategic partnerships and technological advancements underscore our commitment to become one of the leading players in the alternative protein sector.

On the technology front, our advancements in 3D printing technology remain at the forefront of our progress. The Drop Location in Space (DLS) technology, a cornerstone of our seafood replication process, allows us to create textures that mirror the delicate structure of real seafood. Similarly, our Fused Paste Layering (FPL) technology plays a crucial role in replicating meat’s fibrous texture, ensuring our plant-based meats rival their animal-based counterparts. Our SHMEAT™ and SHFISH™ premixes have also evolved, offering a wide range of plant-based alternatives that cater to diverse culinary tastes and dietary preferences. From the savory  SHMEAT™ Beef Steak blend to the delicate  SHFISH™ White Fish blend, our products are crafted to provide an authentic and enjoyable eating experience.

Our journey toward commercialization reached a significant milestone this past May, entering a royalties and raw materials supply agreement and establishing a near term future concrete revenue stream. This agreement with Wyler Farm, a leader in alternative protein production, marked our initial foray into commercial partnerships, validating the market potential of our technology and setting the stage for future growth. The terms of the deal involved Wyler Farm acquiring our state-of-the-art MX200 meat printer, along with a SHMEAT™ premix for plant-based meat production. Wyler Farms will manufacturer alternative proteins on a commercial scale using our premixes and know-how, in return for payment of royalties from sales. Production of the new plant-based meat products is tentatively expected to begin in H2 2024, followed by commercial revenues. We continue our negotiations with Wyler Farm and hope to reach a second-stage follow-on agreement, in which Wyler Farm would produce plant-based 3D-printed meat products utilizing our proprietary 3D printing technology and premix blends, including producing our flagship Printed Beef Steak product.

Also in May, we announced a partnership agreement with the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), a Taiwan-based world-leading applied technology research institute. The purpose of the partnership is to develop and commercialize a wide range of food products utilizing our proprietary 3D printing technology and plant-based premixes tailored specifically for Taiwanese cuisine. To accelerate expansion across Taiwan, the partnership will focus on commercializing Steakholder Foods’ products through collaborations with leading food companies in Taiwan. A key part of this strategy will involve the sale of our commercial-scale 3D printer and premixes to commercial partners.

Lastly, in June we announced the signing of a MOU to establish a strategic partnership with Sherry Herring, a highly-recognized gourmet fish delicacies brand.  The partnership plans to unveil a new line of vegan fish salads developed with the company’s proprietary SHFISH™ premix blends. The collaboration marks another step forward in advancing our commercialization strategy, leveraging Sherry Herring’s regional expertise and brand recognition to expand our geographic footprint and customer base, and further bolstering our growing product portfolio. Capitalizing on Sherry Herring’s well-established distribution network spanning delicatessens and restaurants, this new vegan fish salad line will roll out to Sherry Herring’s current channels as well as new locations. Through the integration of SHFISH™ premix blends, we are aiming to redefine the seafood experience by offering plant-based alternatives that mimic the taste, texture, and nutritional profile of traditional fish salads, while providing a more sustainable and environmentally-friendly option. Utilizing innovative ingredients and culinary expertise, this collaboration seeks to cater to the rising consumer demand for sustainable and delicious plant-based options.

Looking ahead to the back half of this year, our focus remains on securing commercial deals, expanding our market reach, and launching more product applications. We are excited about the future possibilities and confident in our continued success as we lead the way in alternative meat and fish production. The strategic partnerships and technological advancements we have achieved lay a solid foundation for our future growth and commercialization efforts.

Thank you for being a vital part of our journey. Your support and belief in our mission drive us to push the boundaries of what’s possible in the food industry. I look forward to sharing more exciting updates in the coming months as we continue to make strides towards a sustainable and prosperous future.

Yours truly,

Arik Kaufman

CEO of Steakholder Foods

About Steakholder Foods

Steakholder Foods is at the forefront of transforming the alternative protein industries through its advanced technology. Founded in 2019, Steakholder Foods specializes in developing and selling 3D-printing production machines, supported by proprietary premix blends, formulated from the highest-quality raw ingredients. These innovative tools are designed to help manufacturers of all sizes efficiently produce foods that meet and exceed consumer expectations for taste, texture, and appearance and offer a safe and sustainable alternative to industrialized meat and seafood production.

Steakholder Foods’ expertise in creating alternative proteins products that replicate the complex textures of traditional meats such as beef steaks, white fish, shrimp, and eel. The company is also exploring the integration of cultivated cells, preparing for future advancements in food technology.

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