Liven is the first company in Canada to produce functional protein ingredients for food and beverages using precision fermentation. A B2B startup, Liven is disrupting the ingredients industry by reducing its dependence on animals. Their innovative protein selection and design to target functionality and biomanufacturing processes produce sustainable and superior ingredients, such as animal-free collagen, a highly sought-after ingredient that is currently only produced from animals. Since starting operations just two years ago, Liven has expanded their team, established an R&D facility at the University of Toronto, developed several prototypes for collagen ingredients and filed a provisional patent application. They are currently raising a seed fund to support their growth, which includes scale up production and an additional facility for bioprocessing.