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Grass-Fed Beef, Sold One Cow at a Time

Joe Heitzeberg, the chief executive of Crowd Cow, which has sold nearly 200 cows online, founded the company with Ethan Lowry. He said their idea was to teach the consumer about the particulars of each ranch. “We’re saying it’s like microbrews and wine,” he said. “There are differences. We want you to understand the differences.”

This Startup Lets You Buy a Cow With Strangers on the Internet

Introducing the newest member of the sharing economy: cow-sharing startup Crowd Cow. A Seattle-based startup has made it possible for you to buy a cow with strangers on the Internet.

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How Crowd Cow Is Bringing Artisanal Beef From Farm To Table

In 2015, two tech startup veterans launched Seattle-based Crowd Cow, the first company that lets customers buy beef directly from small family farms. It works with farmers in Washington who raise sought-after varieties like Wagyu, produced by a rare Japanese cattle breed.

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The World's Most Sought-After Steak Is Being Sold in the U.S.

It took first place in Japan's ‘Wagyu Olympics'. Dive deeper into the juicy, fat-streaked world of Wagyu beef, and you'll find an even more prized and rarer (pun intended) variety: Sanuki, or olive Wagyu.

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Give the gift of food: Order bacon, chocolate and more for your friends and family

Our annual Mail Order Foodie Gift Guide is here! Lifestyle expert, Maureen Petrosky, once again scoured the country for delicious picks for every foodie on your list. From breakfast to dinner and dessert, plus a few more awesome foodie gift picks.

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Crowd Cow Will Now Sell Wagyu Beef Directly From Farm to Customer

When it comes to the world’s best steaks, Japanese Wagyu beef stands above the rest. Starting July 12th, the Seattle startup, Crowd Cow, will be largest single importer and online retailer of Japanese A5 Wagyu in the U.S.


Press Releases

Press Release: Crowd Cow Hires Michelle Newbery as CFO and Kathryn Ficarra as Head of Marketing

Oct. 30, 2018 — Crowd Cow, the marketplace for craft meat, has hired Michelle Newbery as chief financial officer and Kathryn Ficarra as head of marketing.


Press Release: Crowd Cow, the Craft Meat Marketplace, Launches “Beef Tasting Flights”

May 24, 2018 — Crowd Cow, the Craft Meat Marketplace, Launches "Beef Tasting Flights"


Press release: Crowd Cow has Japan’s most exquisite steak

February 28, 2018 — Crowd Cow is offering a limited amount of A5 Wagyu imported directly from Japan. A5 Wagyu contains higher proportions of healthy omega-3 fatty acids than Angus steak and is legendary for umami flavor, filigreed marbling, and fat so soft it melts against your skin.

Press Release: Crowd Cow Expands to Source Craft Meat from Independent Farms Around the World

Oct. 3, 2018 — Crowd Cow, the marketplace for craft meat, has announced its plan to offer craft meat from around the world, beginning with today's launch of Westmore Pastoral in Tasmania.


Press release: Crowd Cow Introduces Pork to Craft Meat Selection

April 23, 2018 — The small, independent farm marketplace now offers snout-to-tail cuts of pork to its nationwide customer base.


Crowd Cow Opens Its Unique “Cow Sharing” Marketplace to Consumers Nationwide

June 6, 2017 — U.S. consumers now have convenient access to the healthiest and best tasting sustainably raised beef from independent ranchers

Press Release: Crowd Cow Brings Legendary Japanese A5 Wagyu Beef to Doorsteps

July 12, 2017 — Japanese A5 Wagyu beef imported directly from Mirai Farm in the Kagoshima prefecture of Japan is now available from food tech startup Crowd Cow.


Press Release: Food Tech Startup Crowd Cow Launches to Connect Sustainable Ranchers Direct To Consumers

SEATTLE, Wash. — Seattle-based startup Crowd Cow announced today that it launched its service to ship premium beef from small, sustainable cattle ranches direct to consumers.


Press Coverage

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The Conscious Eater’s Guide to Meat

3 rules for picking the best protein.

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Crowd Cow Sources And Delivers The Best Direct-To-Carnivore Meat I’ve Ever Had

Imagine opening a delivered-to-your-doorstep box to find the best locally sourced bacon you’ll ever eat. Well, thanks to the heroes at Crowd Cow, this dream-like scenario can become your reality.

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The Post and Courier: Johns Island chickens get a leg up on competitors with Crowd Cow

Finding the restaurant market tough to crack, local egg producer Storey Farms is now selling its chicken meat through an online marketplace originally designed to prop up small farmers.

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The Seattle Times: Father’s Day gifts for dads who love food (and beer)

Thrill your foodie dad with local gifts that spur kitchen bonding and bacon eating.

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Perishable News: Crowd Cow Announces $8M In Series A Funding

SEATTLE -- Crowd Cow, the company transforming the meat industry and delivering small-batch craft meats to your door, today announced an $8 million Series A financing round led by Madrona Venture Group with new participation from Ashton Kutcher & Guy Oseary's Sound Ventures and existing investors including Joe Montana of Liquid 2 Ventures.

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Finsmes: Crowd Cow Raises $8M in Series A Financing

Crowd Cow, a Seattle, WA-based meat delivery company, raised $8m in Series A financing.

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Dovers: Joe Montana, Ashton Kutcher Help Fund Crowd Cow

Launched in 2015, Crow Cow claims to be a unique, “curated ranch to table service” that gives consumers access to “a quality of meat not available in stores." ( Crowd Cow )

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GeekWire: Crowd Cow raises $8M from Ashton Kutcher, Joe Montana, Madrona and others to grow digital marketplace for craft meats

Three years after getting started with a plan to change how people shop for quality beef products, Seattle-based Crowd Cow announced an $8 million Series A funding round on Thursday.

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Independent: WHY FARMERS ARE TRYING TO TURN 'CRAFT BEEF' INTO THE NEXT CRAFT BEER

If you thought craft beer was as hipster as it gets, hold onto your non-ironic beard.

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Cooking Light: Crowd Cow is Helping Make Meat CSAs Mainstream

The service charges a premium for less meat than you'd normally buy at the supermarket—and that's okay.

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Cool Material: Craft Beef: A Revolution of Small Farms and Big Flavors

People have bastardized the word “craft,” transforming it into something that brings to mind ultra-hipstery products that cost a fortune. Craft, in its true form, is about quality and care, which is something we’ll always support. That’s why we’re all in for Craft Beef: A Revolution of Small Farms and Big Flavors, a coming book from Joe Heitzeberg and Ethan Lowry, the founders of Crowd Cow, along with author Caroline Saunders.

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The Review Stew: A Unique Mother's Day Gift Idea From @crowdcowusa!

Founded by the people who brought you UrbanSpoon, Crowd Cow was created for the purpose of providing a superior cooking experience. Not only is the meat that much tastier, the convenience of delivery is unbeatable.

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The Pig Site: Crowd Cow introduces pork to craft meat selection

The small, independent farm marketplace now offers snout-to-tail cuts of pork to its nationwide customer base.

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TheSpoon.tech: Food Tech News Roundup: Plastic-Free Grocery Stores, Food Waste Accelerators, & Crowd Cow Tackles Pork

Beginning May 2nd, Crowd Cow, the Seattle-based startup that lets carnivores buy cuts of meat directly from farmers, will expand into pork.

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World News: Crowd Cow’s digital butcher case expands beyond beef to introduce sustainably raised pork products

Crowd Cow, the Seattle-based startup that set out to change the way people think about, order and consume beef, is now setting its sights on sustainable pork, promising a new line of meats to online customers across the United States.

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BroBible: The Rarest Type Of Beef In The World Is Now On Sale In The U.S. For The First Time Ever

Here in America, we have some of the best beef in the world. We probably treat our prized cattle better than any other country around and our steakhouses in America are truly second to none. You can get a world-class steakhouse steak in every major city across the United States but there’s one type of beef we can’t (regularly) get here in America…Genuine Wagyu Beef.

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Genius Kitchen: WORLD'S RAREST 'OLIVE WAGYU' BEEF COMING TO THE US

Crowd Cow, an online service that offers different cuts of high-quality meat from cows, chickens and pigs, has announced that it will be selling a limited amount of Shodoshima Island olive wagyu—a product that it is calling “the rarest steak on the planet.”

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Food Box HQ Review: Crowd Cow Review: The Most Creative Way To Buy Meat Online?

Are you on the hunt for the perfect place to get beef, chicken, and pork? Do you want to make sure it’s pasture-raised and hormone-free? Well, you’re in the right place. Crowd Cow will quickly become your online go-to for ordering high-quality meats for you and your family to enjoy.

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Northwest Reads: Books for the Northwest

Crowd Cow, the local, innovative start-up that brought us the craft beef-sharing website, penned a book about the craft beef revolution, which is increasing a demand for locally sourced, humanely raised, high-quality beef.

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In search of grass-fed, grass-finished beef for clean eating

Just three weeks ago, I discovered an interesting spin on sourcing non-CAFO beef coming from smaller, independent farms using sustainable practices: Crowd Cow (crowdcow.com). It's like crowdsource funding for beef buying.

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UrbanDaddy: Your Last-Minute Father’s Day Gift Guide

Single-Malt Cheese, Steak Flights and Hand-Forged Blades.

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Pitchbook: Recipe for growth: VCs are more interested in food tech than ever

In the last week or so, two meat startups have brought in new rounds of financing. At first glance, the companies, Crowd Cow and Porter Road, don't seem like the typical recipients of venture capital.

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Food Dive: Crowd Cow raises $8M in financing

First launched in 2015, Crowd Cow is a "ranch to table service" that lets consumers order high-quality meat often not found in stores from ranchers and farmers and get it delivered directly to their doorstep.

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The Spoon: Crowd Cow Beefs Up with $8M, Adds Ashton Kutcher as Investor

Crowd Cow, the online service that allows consumers to buy craft meat direct from independent farms, announced today that it has raised $8 million in Series A funding.

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Food+Tech Connect: House Farm Bill Collapses, Blue Apron Goes Brick-and-Mortar, Rebbl Raises $200M + More

Every week we track the business, tech and investment trends in CPG, retail, restaurants, agriculture, cooking and health, so you don’t have to. Here are some of this week’s top headlines.

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News Center: Meat Home Delivery Startup Secures $8 Million In Series A

Crowd Cow, a startup providing door-to-door delivery of small-batch craft meats, raised $8 million in a Series A financing round led by Madrona Venture Group, with new participation from Ashton Kutcher & Guy Oseary’s Sound Ventures. Existing investor Joe Montana of Liquid 2 Ventures also participated in the round.

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Techcrunch: Crowd Cow, offering ranch to table meats, picks up $8 million from Madrona, Ashton Kutcher

Before Crowd Cow, five or six families would have to go in together on more than 500 LBs of beef in order to be a compelling customer to these small farms. That means they need a large meat freezer, upfront cash, and all the time and resources necessary to get the product from the farm to the home.

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InsideHook: THE 10 MAIL-ORDER MEAT PURVEYORS EVERY GRILLMASTER MUST KNOW

America’s best steaks, salmon, chicken and more, delivered.

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Capital Press: Deck Family Farm to sell pork through craft meat distributor

Deck Family Farm, of Junction City, Ore., has started selling pasture-raised pork to Crowd Cow, a craft meat supplier based in Seattle that crowd-funds animals one at a time from small, independent farms.

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GeekWire: Revealed: Winners of the 2018 GeekWire Awards

Winner: Crowd Cow. Crowd Cow is on a mission to deliver sustainably-raised beef to customers across the U.S. The 3-year-old business, founded by tech vets Joe Heitzeberg and Ethan Lowry, works with independent ranches and cuts out the middleman to bring quality beef direct to consumers

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Shadowcook: Stretching: Beef Cheeks Four Ways

The company’s promise to offer only beef sustainably raised, all or partially grass-fed, and humanely slaughtered appealed to me.

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TheSpoon.tech: Come Explore The Future of Meat at our May Food Tech Meetup

It’s time for the next event in our monthly food tech meetup series! We’ll be exploring a subject that’s been making a lot of headlines recently: the future of meat including panel guest Ethan Lowry from Crowd Cow.

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Joe's Daily: You Have to Try Olive Wagyu Beef

Have you had Japanese Wagyu beef before? If you’re not sure, well, that’s because you haven’t. It’s the Rolls-Royce of beef, and very rare. Even rarer is Olive Wagyu beef.

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GeekWire: GeekWire Awards 2018: Make your pick for Startup of the Year

If you needed another reminder of Seattle’s robust startup scene, take a look at the finalists for this year’s Startup of the Year category at the GeekWire Awards.

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The Takeout: Gold medalist of Japan's Wagyu beef Olympics to arrive in U.S.

You’re telling us there is a six-day Wagyu beef Olympics held in Japan, and we didn’t attend?

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