A different kind
of food technology

The world is hungry for plant-based foods

That's why we're reinventing the way science is applied to make plant-based foods
better tasting, more nutritious and more sustainable.

Passion is what drives us

LINEUniquely designed

Unlike other food and ingredient companies, we're built to bring the outside in. We’re a lean, nimble organization with seasoned professionals who have lived and led food businesses, along with science and technology experts who have renovated, innovated and designed leading-edge solutions. Together, we curate and connect with world-class scientists, universities, partners and technology platforms.

We've assembled an unrivaled team of experts from the food industry and world-class science and academic institutions.
We integrate and apply cutting-edge technology focused on closing the biggest gaps and solving the food innovation challenges of today and tomorrow.
We're creatively aggregating proprietary insights and an exclusive network of partnerships to holistically unlock the secret building blocks of food to rewrite today's food design rules.


Jonathan McIntyre Chief Executive Officer Read Bio
Formerly Head of R&D at Indigo Agriculture, SVP R&D at PepsiCo, and SVP at DuPont- Solae, Jon has more than 25 years in life sciences and consumer products. He’s an accomplished executive with broad experience leading technology teams, discovery and development scientists, culinary chefs, and commercial leaders. He has a passion for servant leadership, a track record of developing talent, and believes that biotechnology will propel the next food revolution through affordable, sustainable and accessible ingredients. Jon is a member of Motif’s Board of Directors.
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Michele Fite Chief Commercial Officer Read Bio
Michele brings nearly 30 years of diverse experience across food and consumer goods, including infant formula, weight management, sports nutrition, medical foods and dietary supplements. Formerly President of Dairy and Culinary with Kerry Ingredient and Flavors, she has held leadership roles at a number of companies, including DuPont, Solae and Nestle. Michele was the founding CEO at Cadena BioSciences, a start-up focused on gut microbiomes. Michele has deep, proven experience heading global strategy, planning, operations and P&L responsibility for multi-billion dollar portfolios.
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Michael Leonard Chief Technology Officer,
SVP Research and Development
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Formerly VP and Head of R&D for White Space Innovation and Commercialization at Kraft Heinz, Mike brings more than 16 years of industrial science and technology experience to lead Motif’s technical strategy and build out its R&D capabilities. Previously Mike was Vice President of Process Technology for Global Snacks R&D at PepsiCo, and he held leadership roles in process and protein ingredient research, business development and strategy at IFF and DuPont Nutrition and Health. Mike has a proven track record leading global teams to deliver innovation across developing and emerging markets.
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LINELatest news

New York Times
Biology Starts to Get a Technological Makeover
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CNN - Inventing Tomorrow
Boston-based startup Motif FoodWorks is employing a range of scientific disciplines to improve the appearance, texture and nutrition of meat and dairy alternatives.
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Food Navigator USA
‘A gamechanger for flavor in meat alternatives…’ Motif FoodWorks to launch heme-binding protein delivering ‘flavor and aroma of real meat
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