Crowd Cow is an American online meat delivery marketplace. It connects fisheries and ranchers who raise livestock with consumers who want to buy meat. Based in Seattle, Crowd Cow was founded in 2015 by Joe Heitzeberg and Ethan Lowry. The company initially shipped beef to customers and later expanded their offerings to include chicken, pork, lamb, and seafood. Crowd Cow provides customers with background about the ranches from which it sources its meat. The company markets its meat as following the sustainable agriculture principles and for ethical treatment of farm animals. It sells grass-fed and grass-finished beef and the ranchers it sources from do not use hormones or superfluous antibiotics. Crowd Cow began importing Japanese A5 Wagyu beef in 2017. It received criticism for importing Wagyu beef from Japan while American beef ranchers had challenges competing with foreign producers. The company raised $25 million from investors, including Maveron, Zulily founders Darrell Cavens and Mark Vadon, Joe Montana, and Ashton Kutcher.