Given some of us working on the Transhuman House are fans of Soylent, we reached out to them and asked if they would be interested in helping with the project and as it turns out they were. We are excited to welcome them as a Sponsor. That being said, what is ‘Soylent’ and why did we want something like this at the Transhuman House for Guests to try?
According to their website (www.Soylent.com), Soylent is:
Soylent™ is a pioneer in food technology, producing healthy, functional foods that are good for the body and the planet. In 2013, Founder and CEO Rob Rhinehart developed the first iteration in his kitchen after recognizing the need for a simpler, more efficient food source. Soylent uses science and technology to solve the challenges plaguing the current food system and work toward its mission of providing access to quality nutrition to people across the globe.
The Soylent mission
Expand access to quality nutrition through food system innovation.
Soylent’s Future vision
We at Soylent seek to use science, technology, and enterprise as tools to help make eating easier. We aim to create a portfolio of products that make eating an easier part of your day.
Soylent’s Founding Story
The co-founders of Soylent met while working on a pair of startups under the same roof in Sunnyvale, CA. Living off a diet of frozen corn dogs and ramen, they grew frustrated with the effort and cost associated with purchasing, preparing, and consuming food that was neither healthy nor enjoyable. Recognizing an unmet need, CEO/Founder Rob Rhinehart, alongside co-founders Matt Cauble, John Coogan, and David Renteln, developed Soylent as an experiment. The product was aptly named in homage to Harry Harrison’s 1966 science fiction novel Make Room! Make Room!, which explores the impact massive population growth could have on world resources. When online audiences heard about the experiment, the story went viral, and the co-founders quickly realized that this experiment solved a problem not only for themselves but for thousands of people around the world. They turned their full attention to making Soylent and all of its later iterations and improvements available to all.
Soylent’s Commitment to action
At Soylent, we believe it is possible to do well by doing good. We use our domestic consumer business to help provide much needed nutrition to people around the world. In 2016, Soylent donated over 1 million meals to those who need greater access to nutrition, both in the US and around the world. Today, that commitment to improving nutrition continues in a variety of programs.
check them out at http://www.Soylent.com/