About Soylent

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.

Available at Soylent.com and on Amazon, Soylent’s innovative products include Original Powder and 14 oz. Ready-to-Drink bottles available in Original, Cacao, Coffiest and Nectar. The Company is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA. For more information, visit www.soylent.com.

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Our mission

Expand access to quality nutrition through food system innovation.

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.

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.

Our 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.

World Food Program USA

We are proud to support World Food Program USA in their mission to make hunger history. In 2017, we are directing our funding to WFP’s Innovation Accelerator. Launched in 2016, the WFP Innovation Accelerator identifies, supports and scales high potential solutions to hunger worldwide.

Food Banks

We are thrilled to have worked with and continue to work with Food Banks across California and across the country. Through both product donations and cash assistance to such programs as The California Association of Food Banks’ Farm to Family program, we aim to improve access to complete nutrition in our local community.

Medical Applications

We are working with doctors in some of the most respected hospitals in the country to help their patients eat and maintain a complete diet.

New Product Development

We are developing new products that aim to make access to complete nutrition easier for everyone.

Get Involved

Contact Soylent to participate in any of these programs by emailing us at Good@soylent.com.

*For every new subscription through the Friend Referral Program, Soylent will donate $1 to WFP USA. Please note that WFP USA does not endorse any products or services.