INVENT. MTE develops protein ingredients that transform the texture of alternative meat. Our unique IP is in industrial extrusion processes and related protein treatment. Our products perfectly mimic and enhance the sensation of meat.
PRODUCE. The company was founded in 2020 by the highest ranking technologists in Israel’s food industry and by 2021 submitted its first patent. Joined by world-class data scientists, protein engineers, and mechanical engineers, MTE introduces industry-oriented solutions into food mass production. Collaborating with leading multinational food companies, MTE was selected by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology as one of 2020’s most promising start-ups.
GROW. Consumers are curious about today’s meat alternatives, but they aren’t happy with them. They crave something closer to meat. Our products beat market leaders because texture is key to consumer satisfaction. Offering a meaty experience indistinguishable from the real thing, MTE’s TextMeat™ technology provides a solution for businesses looking to increase customer retention, rise above their competition, and grow in organic sales.
Meet: The Team
MTE connects industry-leading multidisciplinary experts - food engineers, biochemical researchers, product developers and entrepeneurs - turning R&D into mass production.
Dr. Yishai Mishor
Dr. Yishai Mishor is MTE's founder. Prior to MTE, Yishai was founder and CEO of Ein Hamishpat, a legal-tech start-up.
His 20-year career spans law, business, academia and politics, including serving as Chief of Staff to the President of Israel. Yishai holds a PhD in Law from the University of Oxford and was a professor at Oxford.
Dr. Nico Kist
Dr. Nico Kist is a computational biologist and founder of FoldChanges.com.
He has over ten years' experience researching and consulting, applying that expertise to problems in cellular agriculture and plant-based meats. Dr. Kist holds a DPhil in Computational Biology from the University of Oxford.
Data Science Adviser
Caio Malufe is the founder of Be Plant Advisory and has worked globally consulting for private equity bodies and start-ups in the food and agriculture sectors.
He worked as an M&A and strategy senior manager at Cargill and in addition, brings experience from Blackstone and Orbillion. He holds a BBA in Corporate Finance & Financial Markets.
Strategy & Business Adviser
Moshe Iserowich, VP of Technical Process & Technology
Moshe Iserowich has rich experience in food extrusion and die design, having previously worked as Chief Mechanical Engineer at Unilever Israel.
Moshe is the owner of several registered patents in the field of food extrusion.
VP of Technical Process & Technology
Dr. Helena Andres-Terre
Dr. Helena Andres-Terre is an expert in AI solutions for Clinical Research, focusing on Deep Learning, Generative Modelling and data integration on Complex Systems.
With over 8 years of experience in Unsupervised Learning and Generative Models for multi-modal data integration, she has worked on a wide range of AI applications for healthcare and biology. She holds a PhD in Artificial Intelligence - Computer Science by the University of Cambridge.
Moshe Juki Nesher
Moshe (Juky) Nesher brings extensive expertise in global development, production, purchasing and marketing of plant-based food products.
Moshe’s previous experience includes Chief Technologist for Nestle Israel, Chief Technologist for Tivall Food Industries and Head of Procurement for Osem-Nestle Group in Israel.
Shlomo Ben Shimol
Shlomo Benshimol brings extensive experience in accounting, budgeting, and financial management for multinational companies.
Shlomo is also a certified public accountant in Israel and was the Chief Internal Auditor for Checkpoint, an Israeli tech giant, Strauss Group, Israel’s second-largest food company, and Bank Mizrahi. He was previously a Deloitte partner.
Head of Finance
Yafit Armon is a software engineer and industrial designer with over 15 years of experience in project management and software development.
Alongside expertise in wellness and health, Yafit developes and integrates e-commerce sales channels, ERP systems, web applications and other digital solutions.
Head of Production
Ilana Chernokozinsky has over 15 years of experience in food science and technology, specializing in plant-based product development and applications.
Illana joins the MTE team following 3 years in Nestle’s R&D center in Ohio, USA, and a senior developer and team leader in Tivall.
Dr. Florian Wild
Dr Florian Wild is a world-leading extrusion expert in MTE’s European R&D department.
He has previously led dozens of R&D projects focusing on plant protein processing for premium meat and dairy alternatives, and was Senior Researcher at Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. Florian holds a PhD from Technische Universität Berlin.
Prof. Anwesha Sarkar
Professor Anwesha Sarkar is the Director of Research and Innovation and the Chair of Colloids and Surfaces at the University of Leeds.
Her research focuses on the tribological properties of soft surfaces for applications in food, healthcare and allied soft materials focusing on novel plant-based sustainable biomaterials. She is the co-inventor of 6 patents.