Perfect Day: Ryan Pandya
🦠 microbe-based dairy future, 💰 path to raising $700MM+, having Bob Iger on your board, the difference between dairy from a 🐮 cow, 🌱 plants 🍄 microbes, and cells and oh so much more!!
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Join us as we discuss our 🦠 microbe-based dairy future, 💰 the path to raising $700MM+, what it’s like having Bob Iger on your board, challenges later-stage startups face, the difference between dairy from a 🐮 cow, 🌱 plants, 🍄 microbes, and cells and oh so much more!!
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🎧 New podcast episode:
@Ryan Pandya, Co-founder and CEO of @Perfect Day, a consumer biology company on a mission to create a kinder, greener tomorrow by developing new ways to make the foods you love today — starting in the dairy aisle. Ryan, in partnership with co-founder Perumal Gandhi, leads a diverse team of scientists, engineers, chefs, food developers, and storytellers who are working in harmony to make their dream of animal-free dairy a reality. Perfect Day, named one of TIME’s 2020 Best Inventions, is currently pioneering a new category in the dairy market by using fermentation to create proprietary “flora-made” dairy protein, without a single cow. Named one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in 2019, Ryan is committed to making delicious, nutritious food that does less damage to our planet.
🥃 What we drank during the episode: Perfect Day-concocted dairy-free, lactose-free whiskey sours
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[3:40] Drink of the show
[7:30] Meeting at SXSW Eco
[9:00] Perfect Day early days
[13:00] What inspired them to launch Perfect Day
[19:30] Difference between animal, plant, microbe and cell based dairy
[26:30] Health benefits of Perfect Day’s dairy
[28:20] How Perfect Day produces its protein
[33:30] Environmental benefits of Perfect Day’s product
[35:00] Nutrients in Perfect Day’s Product
[37:00] Perfect Day’s first investor
[40:30] Challenges of a later-stage startup and value of having a co-founder
[43:30] Why ice cream is Perfect Day’s first product
[46:30] Replacing cream cheese and sliced cheese
[50:30] Cake mix
[52:30] What is it like to be Bob Iger at Disney?
[57:00] Perfect Day in 3 years
[1:01:00] 3 Books
[1:02:00] 3 Startups
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