EVERY Taps Facebook’s First Head of Patents Nair Flores as It Lays Groundwork for Global Expansion
Wed, Mar 8, 2023 5:52 AM
DALY CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 8, 2023--
The EVERY Co. (“EVERY®”), the visionary precision fermentation platform and creator of the world’s first animal-free egg proteins, has appointed Nair Flores as the company’s Senior Vice President, Head of Legal. Flores has held seminal legal roles at hypergrowth technology companies at key inflection points, including as Facebook’s first patent attorney and Head of Patents, and first in-house counsel and Head of Intellectual Property at Lyft.
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The EVERY Co. (“EVERY®”), the visionary precision fermentation platform and creator of the world’s first animal-free egg proteins, has appointed Nair Flores as the company’s Senior Vice President, Head of Legal. (Graphic: Business Wire)
The addition of Flores to EVERY’s executive leadership team comes as the company positions itself for key growth milestones amidst a time of heightened visibility to the transformative potential of EVERY’s nature-equivalent egg products. Tasked with deepening EVERY’s IP estate and laying the legal groundwork for global expansion as the company scales up production, Flores was most recently VP, Legal at Upside Foods and instrumental in developing the alternative protein company’s IP infrastructure and M&A of Cultured Decadence.
At Facebook (now Meta Platforms, Inc.), Flores held responsibility for creating, maintaining and managing the company's patent portfolio worldwide. Subsequently at Lyft, she built the company’s IP function from scratch, significantly grew its patent portfolio, and supported Lyft’s largest joint development agreement. Her selection to lead legal matters and strategy at EVERY comes as the U.S. weathers the worst avian flu in history, culling nearly 60 million laying hens in 2022 alone. Egg prices have reached record highs, and retailers and consumers are experiencing mass shortages.
“Nair has one of the sharpest legal minds in the industry,” said EVERY CEO, Arturo Elizondo. “She has the perfect background to lead EVERY’s next chapter of intellectual property expansion against the backdrop of unprecedented disruption to our food supply. The need to put the right people in place as we scale and expand globally is essential. Our mission and the crisis unfolding in the egg market necessitate that we accelerate our efforts, and we are well positioned to do so.”
“I wanted to join a team that is making an impact on our food system and environment, with the goal to leave the planet in a better place for my two young daughters,” noted Flores, the recipient of a Women Leaders in Tech Law award (2018). “EVERY’s work producing animal-free proteins will solve many environmental challenges we’re facing today while securing a more reliable and just food supply for tomorrow, and I’m thrilled to share in the practice.”
At a time of growing interest in future-proofing our food system, EVERY recently sprang forward from R&D to release three non-animal proteins in 12 months, demonstrated versatility for its alternative proteins across applications varying from macarons to cold-pressed juice, entered the $260 billion beverage alcohol market with its first steady-state launch in collaboration with Pulp Culture, scaled up to large-scale fermentation with strategic partner AB InBev’s BioBrew, and announced backing by Anne Hathaway. Learn how The Future Is EVERYthing TM and connect at theeverycompany.com.
ABOUT THE EVERY COMPANY
The EVERY Co. (formerly Clara Foods) exists to accelerate the world’s transition to animal-free protein. Based in Daly City, EVERY combines industry-leading expertise in food technology and flavor to enable the foods of tomorrow, today, for the world’s global food and beverage industries.
Led by Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer Arturo Elizondo, EVERY uses precision fermentation to brew nature-equivalent animal proteins that taste and function like the originals. The company’s portfolio includes the world’s first animal-free ‘nearly invisible’ proteins—EVERY Protein TM and EVERY EggWhite TM —with more innovations to come. EVERY is scaling up production in partnership with BioBrew from AB InBev, the world’s largest fermentation company, while continuing to chart the course toward a more resilient and transformative tomorrow. Dive into the latest collaboration at TheEVERYCompany.com/PulpXEVERY, and engage on Instagram and LinkedIn.
EVERY is a registered trademark of The EVERY Company.
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CONTACT: Courtney Cochran
The EVERY Company
KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA
INDUSTRY KEYWORD: ORGANIC FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT RETAIL RESTAURANT/BAR SUPERMARKET SPECIALTY FOOD/BEVERAGE
SOURCE: The EVERY Co.
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