Our Story

WDL was founded by Bryan Tracy and Talli Somekh to apply expertise in anaerobic microbiology to major global challenges including food sustainability and climate change.
WDL is the first company to leverage the resilient, microbiome ecosystem to produce scalable, sustainable, and nutritious animal-free proteins.

Our Leadership

WDL’s leadership team posses deep experience across technology, products, business, and mass production.
Bryan Tracy
Dr. Bryan Tracy
CEO and co-founder
Ph.D. Chemical and Biological Engineering. Co-founder and CEO of Elcriton a biology and fermentation company
Talli Somekh
Talli Somekh
Board member
and co-founder
GP of Musea Ventures, CEO and Co-founder of Erisyon
Steve Shevick
Steve Shevick
Experienced CFO for public and private technology companies, drives revenue growth, strategic development, and operational efficiency
Ari Eyal
Dr. Ari Eyal
CSO and Chair of Scientific Advisory Board
Former Professor of Applied Chemistry at the Jerusalem Univ. A world-renowned expert in advanced separation science and is the author of 80+ publications and 250 patents.
Shawn Jones
Dr. Shawn Jones
VP of Molecular and Microbiology
Ph.D. Chemical and Biological Engineering, leads WDL’s collaborations with corporate R&D partners.
Alon Karpol
Dr. Alon Karpol
GM, WDL Israel
Ph.D. in Biochemistry.Former CEO of Designer Energy, an innovator in cellulosic hydrolysis.

Our Locations

R&D, product/business dev
18,000L fermenter pilot line
Microbiome R&D
Little Falls, MN