Wild Earth earns $550,000 on Shark Tank

Author: Jill Ettinger

Vegan pet food brand Wild Earth secured a $550,000 investment on tonight’s “Shark Tank” appearance. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, who stars in the ABC hit show where companies pitch a team of serial investors, said he made the investment for two key reasons: his belief in technological solutions to modernity’s challenges, and his concerns for environmental sustainability. The Bay Area pet food brand is spearheaded by pioneers in cellular agriculture, including chief science officer Ron Shigeta, Ph.D., chief executive officer Ryan Bethencourt, and Dr. Ernie Ward, known as “America’s Pet Advocate.”