Soylent Closes $1.5M In Seed Funding From Lerer, Andreessen Horowitz

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    Oct 21, 2013 6:53 PM GMT

    http://techcrunch.com/2013/10/21/soylent/

    Soylent, the drink that’s designed to be a person’s entire nutritional needs, just raised $1.5 million in seed funding from investors, including Andreessen Horowitz and Lerer Ventures.[...]

    Soylent is a meal replacement that Rhinehart personally designed for himself after he became fascinated by inefficiencies in the industrial food system.

    Last year, Rhinehart stopped eating regular food and lived exclusively off his Soylent mixture for 30 days. The experiment drove enough interest that Rhinehart decided to do a pivot, and change his YC-backed startup from working on wireless networking to making Soylent full-time.

    Now his diet is 90 percent Soylent and 10 percent “recreational eating,” or what he calls eating regular food.

    He gave it the self-deprecating name Soylent — after the dystopian movie Soylent Green where Charlton Heston discovers that society has been living off rations made of humans.
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    Oct 21, 2013 7:02 PM GMT
    Soylent Green is made from people!
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    Oct 21, 2013 7:20 PM GMT
    MisterOrally saidSoylent Green is made from people!


    Fortunately this one is not... not sure what the appeal is but it doesn't seem to be universal.
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    Oct 22, 2013 2:46 AM GMT
    I make up crap like that in the lab every day. Sure, I've slugged down some of it as a joke. But it would take an awful lot of marketing... and some strong flavoring icon_wink.gif

    He's missing quite a few micronutrients. But I suppose if your protein source is impure enough, they'll carry over.

    Speaking of which... there is this creepy factory down at the docks. Beyond the fish processing plants. It's called "Pacific Protein" or some such thing. Unspeakable things go in. "Protein powder" comes out. Also, "Fish fertilizer," and such. *shudder* Try slugging some of that stuff down.

    You can live on it, but it'll turn you into Gollum.

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