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Iron Ox Raises $53M in Series C Funding

– Iron Ox is a San Carlos CA-based agtech startup.
– The company raised $53M in Series C funding.
– The round was led by Breakthrough Energy Ventures.
– The company intends to use the funds to expand its grocery store presence, accelerate hiring, particularly of plant scientists, engineers, greenhouse operators and roboticists, and grow its research and development programs, and its manufacturing scale across the United States.

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Provi Raises $75M in Series C Funding

– Provi is a Chicago IL-based online ordering platform for the for the beverage alcohol industry.
– Company raised $75M in Series C funding.
– The round was led by D1 Capital Partners with participation from Bessemer Venture Partners, Nosara Capital and CPMG and Instacart President Nilam Ganenthiran.
– The new investment will be used to expand throughout the market, hire and scale its platform.

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Bruvi Raises $7M in Pre-Series A Funding

– Bruvi is a Los Angeles, CA-based multi-beverage and multi-brand single-serve coffee system.
– The company raised $7m in pre-series A funding.
– Investors included high net worth individuals, family offices as well as entrepreneurs represented by The Merchant Club.
– Additionally, venture capital funds include Terpsi Capital, 9Yards Capital, Cambridge Companies SPG, Miroma Ventures and M1 on behalf of BIA, a food and coffee conglomerate in the Americas.
– The company intends to use the funds to pay for manufacturing, software development, brewer inventory and digital advertising expenses, as it prepares for pre-orders in November 2021 and national launch in Q1 2022.

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GOOD Meat, a Division of Eat Just, Inc., Raises $267 Million, Adds Former USDA Secretary to Advisory Board

– Eat Just, Inc. announced that its GOOD Meat division has secured $97 million in new funding.
– The overall $267 million fundraise is the largest to date in the burgeoning cultivated meat sector, which analysts predict could become a $25 billion global industry by 20301.
– New and previously announced investors include UBS O’Connor, a hedge fund manager within UBS Asset Management; Graphene Ventures; K3 Ventures; Resilience Reserve, a venture capital fund founded by entrepreneur Rob Reid and TED curator Chris Anderson; businessman Fernando Chico Pardo and others.
– GOOD Meat will use the funds to increase capacity and accelerate research and development for high-quality, real meat made directly from animal cells.
– ABG, LLC; BofA Securities, Inc.; Guggenheim Securities and VERSO Capital advised on the transaction.

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Sophie’s Kitchen Raises $5.6M in Funding

– Sophie’s Kitchen Inc. is a Las Vegas, NV-based plant-based food company.
– The company raised $5.6m in funding led by Billy Goat Brands Ltd. (CSE: GOAT).
– The company intends to use the funds for the growth of its brand and product innovation.

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Immi takes in $3.8M to cook up plant-based instant ramen

– Immi, a plant-based instant ramen company, raised $3.8m in seed funding.
– The round was led by Siddhi Capital and joined by Palm Tree Crew, Constellation Capital, Animal Capital, Pear Ventures, Collaborative Fund and a group of individuals, including Patrick Schwarzenegger, Kat Cole and Nik Sharma, as well as executives from Thrive Market, Caviar, Daring Foods, Madhappy, Twitch, Kettle & Fire, MUD\WTR, Native, Amity Supply, Visionary Music Group, Italic, Tatcha and Casper.
– The company plans to launch its product in the US in 2019.

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Misfits Market Announces $225M Series C-1 to Accelerate Category and Market Expansion

– Misfits Market has closed a $225M Series C-1 round led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2 and with participation from Accel.
– The investment brings the company’s valuation to $2B and the overall funding raised by Misfits Market to $526.5M.
– The additional capital will be used to fuel nationwide expansion and increase the selection of items available to customers as Misfits Market builds a complete online grocery platform.
– On the heels of Misfits Market’s Series C round in April 2021 and during a pivotal period of change in the broader grocery industry, the company has experienced sustained growth as it makes headway on its mission to eradicate food deserts in America by 2025.

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MarginEdge, a restaurant management software company, raises $18M

– MarginEdge, a restaurant management app, raised $18m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by Schooner and joined by IGC Hospitality.
– It brings the company to a valuation of $100m.
– The company was using some different technology platforms to manage inventory and sales, but was looking for something to manage its whole inventory process.

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SpotOn Raises $300 Million in Series E Funding Led by Andreessen Horowitz; Transaction Values Company at $3.15 Billion

– SpotOn, one of the fastest-growing software and payments companies with comprehensive solutions for restaurants and retail businesses, announced $300m in Series E funding, raising its valuation to $3.15bn.
– The funding will be used to acquire Appetize, a leading digital and mobile commerce platform for enterprise businesses, such as sports and entertainment venues, theme parks, zoos, college campuses, and more.

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Food and Beverage Food Processing North America

CHKN Not Chicken Raises Undisclosed Series A Funding

– CHKN Not Chicken is a Portland OR-based chicken alternative company.
– Company raised an undisclosed amount in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Stray Dog Capital.
– The company intends to use the funds to launch its product assortment into retailers across the U.S. and expand partnerships with Quick Serve and Casual Dining restaurants to bring customized, plant-based chicken products to the food service channel.

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CookUnity whips up nationwide expansion following $47M round

– CookUnity, a subscription-based meal delivery startup, raised $47m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by Insight Partners and joined by Endeavor Capital and previous investors IDCV, Fuel Ventures and Gaingels.
– The company has now raised a total of $70m since its inception in 2018.

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Olio Raises $43M in Series B Funding

– Olio is a London UK-based community sustainability app.
– Company raised $43M in Series B funding.
– The round was led by VNV Global and Lugard Road Capital with participation from Accel, Octopus Ventures, Rubio, Jason Stockwood, Lord Waheed Alli, DX Ventures, Alumni Ventures and Flight Ventures.
– The new investment will be used to accelerate the company’s international expansion and development of new products.

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Fresh Prep Raises $21M in Series B Funding

– Fresh Prep is a Vancouver, Canada-based meal kit company.
– The company raised $21M in Series B funding.
– The round was led by Yellow Point Equity Partners with participation from Renewal Funds.
– The new investment will be used to accelerate growth through talent acquisition, automation, new products, and geographic expansion.

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Food and Beverage Western Europe

Stockeld Dreamery loves cheese so much that it raised $20M to make it out of legumes

– Stockeld Dreamery, a plant-based food company, raised $20m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Astanor Ventures and Northzone, and joined by Gullspång Re:food, Eurazeo, Norrsken VC, Edastra, Trellis Road and angel investors David Frenkiel and Alexander Ljung.
– The company’s first product, Stockeld Chunk, launched in May.

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Coffee Food and Beverage North America

Compound Foods brews up $4.5M to make coffee without beans

– Compound Foods is a synthetic biology company that creates coffee without coffee beans.
– The company raised $4.5m in seed funding.
– Backers include Chris Sacca’s climate fund Lowercarbon Capital, SVLC, Humboldt Fund, Collaborative Fund, Maple VC, Petri Bio and angel investors like Nick Green, CEO of Thrive Market.

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Russell Westbrook, Chainsmokers join group pouring $13.5M into prebiotic soda brand Poppi

– Poppi, a prebiotic soda brand, raised $13.5m in Series A2 funding.
– The participants in the round were CAVU Ventures and sports and entertainment celebrities like Russell Westbrook, the Chainsmokers, 24kGoldn, Kygo, Halsey, Kevin Love, Ellie Goulding, Olivia Munn, Nicole Scherzinger, Chantel Jeffries, Bryce Hall, Noah Beck, Josh Richards, Griffin Johnson and Blake Gray.
– The company is on a mission to lead in the new category of “functional soda” by offering a better-for-you product that also tastes good.

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Consumer Goods Food and Beverage North America Organic Food

Misha’s Kind Foods Raises $3M in Seed Funding

– Misha’s Kind Foods is a Los Angeles CA-based plant dairy alternative company.
– The company raised $3M in seed funding.
– The round was led by Marcy Ventures Partners Fund II with participation from L.P., Chris Paul, Lisa Shamus & Partners.
– The new investment will be used for product development, retail expansion and staff growth.

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Ai Palette raises $4.4M to help companies react faster to consumer trends

– Ai Palette, a startup that uses machine learning to help companies spot trends in real time and get them retail-ready, raised $4.4m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by pi Ventures and Exfinity Venture Partners, and also included participation from returning backers food tech venture firm AgFunder and Decacorn Capital, and new investor Anthill Ventures.
– The company plans to use the funding to expand into more markets and fill engineering and data science roles.

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Food and Beverage North America

SIMPLi Raises Seed Funding

– SIMPLi is a Baltimore-based ingredients brand delivering ethically-sourced food.
– The company secured an initial seed round of funding.
– The round was led by the Abell Foundation with additional backing from Seth Goldman, co-founder of Eat the Change and Honest Tea, and Chair of the Board of Beyond Meat.
– The new investment will be used to strengthen its national presence for B2B relations through additional organizational support and marketing initiatives, and recruit and scale their operations, sales, and marketing departments.

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Oddbox Receives £16M Investment from Burda

– Oddbox is a UK-based provider of a sustainable food waste reduction platform.
– The company received £16m primary and secondary investment from BurdaPrincipal Investments, the growth capital arm of media and tech company Hubert Burda Media.
– The new investment will be used to enhance the customer experience, expand its UK footprint and increase share options for employees.

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Food and Beverage Internet of Things North America

Sestra Systems Raises $15M in Funding

– Sestra Systems, a Sterling, VA-based smart, cloud-connected dispensing company, raised $15m in financing.
– The backers were not disclosed.
– The company will use the funding to scale its sales & operations teams, accelerating growth and expanding into new markets.

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Australia and Oceania Food and Beverage

Mushroom-based meat alternative startup Fable Food raises $6.5M AUD, will launch in the US

– Sydney-based Fable Food, a plant-based food startup, raised $6.5m in seed funding.
– The round was led by Blackbird Ventures and joined by AgFunder, Aera VC, Better Bite Ventures, Ban Choon Marketing and former Sequoia Capital partner Warren Hogarth.
– The company plans to launch in the United States by the end of this year.

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Australia and Oceania Food and Beverage

Fable Food Co Raises $6.5M in Seed Funding

– Fable Food Co is a meat alternative company based in Sydney, Australia.
– The company raised $6.5m in seed funding.
– The round was led by Blackbird Ventures with participation from AgFunder, Aera VC and Better Bite Ventures, Ban Choon Marketing Pte Ltd and Warren Hogarth.
– The new investment will be used to expand the company’s production and manufacturing capabilities in Australia and abroad, for research and development, and to accelerate the launch of new meaty mushroom products to market.

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WoodSpoon Raises $14M in Series A Funding to Deliver Home-cooked Food from Local Home Chefs

– WoodSpoon, the home-cooked delivery service connecting local home chefs with customers craving homemade food, has raised $14m in Series A.
– The funding led by Restaurant Brands International (RBI) with participation from World Trade Ventures (WTV), Victor Lazarte and other individual investors.
– The company intends to use the funds to accelerate growth through R&D, marketing and the doubling of its team in order to expand into new markets.

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Plant-based cereal startup OffLimits pours $2.3M into new products

– OffLimits, a cereal brand, raised $2.3m funding.
– The funding was led by Science Inc. and joined by Crosslink, Canaan, DBC Creative CEO Dana Cowin, Surface Magazine CEO Marc Lotenberg, TikTok executive Nick Tran and NTWRK president Moksha Fitzgibbons.
– The company plans to scale into retail, hire new talent and build up inventory.

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v2food raises €45M in Series B Funding

– v2food is an alternative protein company based in Sidney, Australia.
– The company raised €45m in Series B extension funding.
– The round was led by Astanor Ventures, with participation from China’s leading e-commerce platform for services as a new strategic investor, as well as existing investors Huaxing Growth Capital Fund, Main Sequence and ABC World Asia.
– The new investment will be used to bring the company’s plant-based meat products to Europe and Asia.

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Food and Beverage North America

Actual Veggies Raises $2.3M in Funding

– NYC-based veggie burger maker Actual Veggies raised $2.3M in funding.
– Backers included Electric Feel Ventures, the venture arm of Post Malone’s management team, run by Austin Rosen, Big Idea Ventures, Rose Street Capital, pro-soccer player, and three-time FA Cup champion defender, Kieran Gibbs, and other strategic investors.
– The company will use the new capital to expand its product assortment, invest in new equipment to streamline production and boost brand awareness through increased marketing efforts.

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Planted raises another $21M to expand its growing plant-based meat empire (and add schnitzel)

– Swiss alternative protein company Planted has raised its second round of the year, a CHF 19 million (about $21 million at present) “pre-B” fundraise that will help it continue its growth and debut new products.
– A U.S. launch is in the cards eventually, but for now Planted’s exclusively European customers will be able to give its new veggie schnitzel a shot.
– The latest advance is schnitzel, which is of course a breaded and fried piece of pounded-thin meat style popular around the world, but especially in the company’s core markets of Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
– Planted’s schnitzel is produced as one piece, not pressed together from smaller bits.

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Colombia’s Merqueo bags $50M to expand its online grocery delivery service across Latin America

– Merqueo, a Latin American on-demand delivery service, raised $50m in Series C funding.
– The round was led by IDC Ventures, Digital Bridge and IDB Invest, and also included participation from other investors and previous shareholders.
– The company plans to use the new capital to expand its operations in Mexico, Brazil and Colombia.

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Food and Beverage Food Processing North America

Nobell Foods Scores $75M Series B Round

– Nobell Foods has secured a $75m Series B financing round.
– The round was backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Breakthrough Energy Ventures.
– Others joining this round include: Unovis, Germin8 Ventures, Fifty Years, AgFunder, Pear VC, GL Ventures, the venture capital arm of Hillhouse Group, and Mission Bay Capital.
– The company plans to launch its cheeses to the public by the end of next year.

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Undercover Snacks Raises $13.7M in Funding

– Undercover Snacks, a East Hanover NJ-based maker of chocolate snacks, raised $13.7M in funding.
– The round was led by Octagon Capital Holdings with participation from 900 Chocolate Investors and the company’s founders.
– The new investment will be used to support growing retail footprint, including collaborations with major retailers, campaigns to bolster upcoming product launches, expansion of a SQF-8.1 production facility including additional production lines and automation, and investments in building the management team.

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Food and Beverage Snack Food Western Europe

Bepps Snacks Raises £400K in Funding

– Bepps Snacks, a London, UK-based maker of pea, pulse and grain snacks, raised £400k in funding.
– Backers included Ascension Ventures and angel investors including Mumsnet Co-Founder Carrie Longton.
– The company intends to use the funds to continue to expand operations and business reach.

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Bbot Raises $15M in Series A Funding

– Bbot, a NYC-based hospitality tech company, raised $15m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by CRV.
– The company intends to use the funds to accelerate growth and expand developer capabilities.

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Food and Beverage North America

Frizata Closes $5M Series A Funding

– Frizata, a Buenos Aires, Argentina-based direct-to-consumer flexitarian frozen foodtech company, closed a $5m Series A funding.
– The round was led by SP Ventures with participation from Marcos Galperin, Founder, Mercado Libre, Gonzalo Ramirez Martiarena, former global CEO Louis Dreyfus, CEO of Swiss Pampa, Jaime Soler Bottinelli, former global CEO of Cencosud, Norte Ventures, Glocal Agrifoodtech & others.
– Frizata currently operates in Argentina, Chile, and Brazil and generated more than $15M in sales since launching in 2019.

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Urban Remedy Closes $18M Series D Funding

– Urban Remedy from Point Richmond, CA offers certified organic ready-to-eat meals, snacks, and cold pressed juices.
– The company closed $18m Series D funding.
– The round was led by Manna Tree with participation from Builders Fund and Obvious Ventures.
– The new investment will be used to expand the company’s operations and support further manufacturing efficiencies and increased consumer awareness through digital marketing investments.

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Little Spoon scoops up $44M to grow its children’s nutrition delivery service

– Little Spoon, a baby and children’s meals startup, raised $44m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by Valor Equity Partners, with participation from Kairos HQ.
– The company has raised $73m in total funding since it was founded in 2017.

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Food and Beverage Food Delivery Restaurants Western Europe

Collectiv Food raises $16M Series A to connect food producers directly with kitchens

– Collectiv Food, a food supply chain startup, raised $16m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by VNV Global and joined by VisVires New Protein, Octopus Ventures, Norrsken VC and existing investors, including Partech, Colle Capital and Mustard Seed.
– The company operates by sourcing food directly from producers, disintermediating the wholesaler middleman, and delivering straight to professional kitchens.
– Customers include Big Mamma Group, The Hush Collection, Dirty Bones, Megan’s, Crussh, Butchie’s, Cocotte, Tossed and Fresh Fitness Food.

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Choco Raises $100M in Series B Funding

– Choco, a Berlin, Germany-based technology company building a connected global food system, raised $100m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by Left Lane Capital and joined by venture capital and private equity firm Insight Partners, with further participation from existing investors Coatue Management and Bessemer Venture Partners.
– The new investment will be used to continue expanding operations, development efforts, continue adding new functionalities that respond to real-time changes in the food services industry, and its business reach growing its existing customer footprint in its six current markets: the United States, Germany, France, Spain, Austria, and Belgium.

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FreshRealm Raises $32M in Funding

– FreshRealm, a Ventura CA-based fresh meals solution company, raised $32M in funding.
– The backers participating in the round were not disclosed.
– The company will use the capital to bolster its facilities, product and infrastructure to accelerate the rollout of national fresh meals destinations in retail grocery.

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Next Gen Foods to launch its plant-based chicken in the U.S. after raising a $20M seed extension from investors like GGV

– Singapore-based Next Gen Foods will bring its plant-based chicken alternative to the United States after raising a $20m seed extension.
– Investors included GGV Capital, Bits x Bites, Yeo Hiap Seng, Chris Yeh, and Dele Alli.
– The first $10m was already the largest seed funding ever raised by a plant-based food tech company, based on data from Pitchbook, and now the round totals $30m.
– Part of the funding will be used to fill 50 roles in the U.S. for its research and development, sales, supply chain and finance and marketing teams.

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XED Beverage Company Raises $4.5M in Seed Funding

– Xed Beverage Company, a New York-based company which specializes in future-focused beverage, raised $4.5M in seed funding.
– The round was led by Randi Zuckerberg’s Surround Ventures with participation from Andrew Merinoff of DisPact Ventures and Omri Krigel of Homeward Ventures.
– Additional investors include: Bob Hurst, Former Vice Chair & Head of Investment Banking at Goldman Sachs Edgar Bronfman, Former CEO of Seagram Ilan Sobel, Founder and COO of WeissBeerger Strauss Zelnick, Founder of Zelnick Media Capital, CEO of Take Two Interactive and Former CEO of BMG Entertainment.
– The company will use this capital to grow its flagship brand SESH and launch its second brand, which is currently in stealth mode.

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P&P Optica Secures Series B Funding Round

– P&P Optica closed its Series B funding round.
– The round was led by Ag Capital Canada, with new investor Synovus Family Office as well as existing investors Fulcrum Global Capital, Export Development Canada and others.
– The financing will be used to accelerate implementation of PPO’s detection system in food processing plants across Canada and the US.
– The funding will be also used to expand development of the company’s advanced software and insights for the food processing industry.
– This includes artificial intelligence (AI) tools that enable processors to collect, view, and analyze detailed information about food composition and quality in real-time.

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Meati Foods Secures $50M Series B

– Meati Foods, a leader in clean, whole-cut alternative meats from San Francisco, announced the closing of its $50m Series B.
– The oversubscribed round was co-led by new investor BOND and long-time Meati investor Acre Venture Partners.
– They were joined by other existing investors, including Prelude Ventures, Congruent Ventures, and Tao Capital.

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Athletic Brewing Company Lands $50M

– Athletic Brewing Company, the leading non-alcoholic brewer in the U.S., has closed a $50m funding round.
– The round was led by their long-time investors and board members Alliance Consumer Growth and TRB Advisors.
– Also participating were athletes, entrepreneurs, and celebrity investors Blake Mycoskie, David Chang, Lance Armstrong, Darren Rovell, Justin Tuck, and multiple-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year JJ Watt.

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Aleph Farms Raises $105M in Series B Funding

– Aleph Farms from Rehovot, Israel develops a non-genetically engineered cells isolated from a living cow to grow beef steaks.
– The company raised $105m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by Growth Fund and DistruptAD, with participation from Skyviews life Science, Thai Union, BRF, CJ CheilJedang, VisVires New Protein, Strauss Group, Cargill, Peregrine Ventures, and CPT Capital.
– The new investment will be used to scale up manufacturing and grow operations internationally ahead of initial market launch in 2022.

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Athletic Brewing Company Receives $50 Million in Funding as They Redefine the Industry’s Fastest-growing Segment and Expand Beer-drinking Occasions

– Athletic Brewing Company announced that they’ve closed a $50m funding round.
– The round was led by their long-time investors and board members Alliance Consumer Growth and TRB Advisors. Also participating were athletes, entrepreneurs, and celebrity investors Blake Mycoskie, David Chang, Lance Armstrong, Darren Rovell, Justin Tuck, and multiple-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year JJ Watt.
– The company will use the capital to fuel a major investment in a larger east coast brewery less than a year after the opening of their 150,000-barrel brewery in San Diego.
– Athletic now employs over 150 people in 32 states and D.C.
– They also plan to expand existing, new, and developing partnerships to connect with its consumer community.

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The Single Origin Food Co. Raises $1.1M in Seed Funding

– The Single Origin Food Co. from Wilmington, Del. raised $1.1m in seed funding.
– The round was led by A’Z Angels.
– The company has established long-term partnerships with farmers who share mutual commitments to sustainable and ethical practices.

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Botrista Closes $10M Series A Funding

– Botrista Technology, a San Francisco CA-based robot-barista company, raised $10M in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Purestone Capital and La Kaffa International with participation from Sony Innovation Fund, Middleby Corporation (NASDAQ: MIDD), and PIDC.
– The company intends to use the funds to further ramp up deployment operations to roll-out the DrinkBot nationally.

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Native.AI Raises $1.75M in Strategic Pre-Seed Funding

– Native.AI is a real-time market and consumer intelligence platform provider.
– The company raised $1.75m in strategic pre-seed funding.
– Backers included current and former leaders at several top companies and government agencies including Blue Apron, The Kellogg Company, USDA and more.
– The new funding will be used to develop the company’s AI-powered platform to uncover, analyze and act on customer feedback to improve product offerings.

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Baby Food and Beverage North America Organic Food

Tiny Organics Raises $11M In Series A Funding

– Tiny Organics, a NYC-based early childhood nutrition company, closed an $11m Series A funding round.
– The round was led by Springdale Ventures with participation from InvestEco, Silas Capital, Human Ventures, VegInvest, Babylist, Gaingels, XFactor Ventures, Natureza and Howard Morgan.
– The company intends to use the funds to continue to expand operations, build the brand and customer awareness in the market, and develop new product categories and sales channels.

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Food and Beverage Manufacturing North Africa and the Middle East

Better Juice Raises $8M in Seed Funding

– Better Juice, Ltd. from Rehovot, Israel, raised $8M in seed funding.
– The round was led by iAngels with participation from Maverick Ventures, Food Tech Lab TFTL, The Kitchen Hub, as part of the Strauss Group and IIA, NEOME, Schestowitz Group, and Semillero.
– The company intends to use the funds to build its first full-scale manufacturing plant in Israel and expand the sales and marketing teams to support its commercialization stage.

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Food and Beverage Lifestyle North America Wine And Spirits

Award Winning Løs Sundays Tequila Secures $3.5 Million Series A Round, Closed Out by CircleUp Growth Partners

– Løs Sundays, the fast-growing, and award-winning, premium tequila brand, announces a $3.5m Series A funding round.
CircleUp Growth Partners joined earlier investments from Ketch Ventures and Room9.
– The brand’s rapidly growing consumer demand will be used to support the brand’s impressive expansion as they grow their footprint across the United States, launching into 30 new markets in the US and two countries in the first half of the year.
– The funding will be used to support the brand’s impressive expansion as they grow their footprint across the United States, launching into 30 new markets in the US and two countries in the first half of the year.

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RIND® CLOSES $6.1 MILLION FUNDING ROUND LED BY VALOR SIREN VENTURES

– RIND®, makers of functional and sustainable whole fruit snacks, announced the closing of a $6.1m Series A capital raise led by Valor Siren Ventures, an early-stage investor in sustainability, food, food technology, retail, and retail technology, along with a follow-on investment from Melitas Ventures.
– RIND® has disrupted the dehydrated snack category with its “skin-on superfruit” that maximizes nutrition, minimizes food waste and helps combat childhood hunger through a newly launched school snacks campaign.
– RIND® grew revenues five-fold in 2020 and expects to more than triple sales this year while expanding its retail presence to over 3,000 locations.

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Food and Beverage North America Wine And Spirits

Ohza Raises $4M in Funding

– Ohza is a ready-to-drink cocktail brand from Cambridge, Massachusetts.
– The company closed a round of funding worth just over $4m.
– The round was led by CircleUp Growth Partners with participation from Branch Venture Group, Ruttenberg Gordon Investments, Riverside Ventures, individuals like Elliot Grainge, Founder of 10K Projects and existing investors such as Austin Rosen, Founder of Electric Feel Management.
– The new investment will be used to expand operations and business reach.

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Food and Beverage North America Packaging Services Supply Chain Management

ShelfLife Announces $3 Million in Seed Funding to Empower Food and Beverage Brands

– ShelfLife, the food and beverage industry’s procurement software and marketplace, announced a $3m Series Seed funding.
– This round was co-led by Switch Ventures and Kindred Ventures, with participation from NextView Ventures.
– ShelfLife will use the funding to grow its team, improve its product, and continue building its network of vetted suppliers.
– Focusing on the $150bn market for ingredients and packaging materials in the United States, ShelfLife connects food and beverage brands with wholesale suppliers.
– It allows brands to seamlessly discover, manage, and order from their suppliers – all in one place.
– With 50 new food and beverage brands launching in a given day, suppliers are offered a place to digitally display product catalogs and acquire new customers across a rapidly evolving landscape.

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Nuggs creator Simulate raises $50M

– Simulate, a meat alternative company, raised $50m funding.
– The round was led by Alexis Ohanian’s 776 Ventures and joined by other investors.
– It brings the company to a valuation of $260m.
– Funding will go towards expanding the company’s headcount.

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E-Commerce Food and Beverage Grocery Internet Western Europe

Flink Raises $240M in Series A Funding

– Flink from Berlin is an online grocery shopping service offering a selection of over 2,000 products to be delivered to clients in 10 minutes.
– The company raised $240m in Series A funding co-led by Prosus, BOND and Mubadala Capital.
– The new investment will be used to expand operations and business reach.

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Consumer Goods E-Commerce Food and Beverage Health Care North America Retail

Hungryroot Raises $40M in Series C Funding

– Hungryroot from New York is a grocery service company.
– Company raised $40m in Series C funding.
– The round was led by The Growth Fund of L Catterton.
– The new investment will be used to further accelerate the company’s growth.

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Food and Beverage Health Care North America Nutrition Retail

Bobbie Raises $15M in Series A Funding

– Bobbie, a San Francisco, CA-based organic infant formula startup, raised $15m in funding.
– The round was led by VMG.
– The company intends to use the funds to continue to expand branding and development efforts and grow operations. and its business reach.

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E-Commerce Food and Beverage Health Care North America

Ready, Set, Food Announces $3.5 Million Raised In Most Recent Funding Round, Fueled By New Investment From Edward-Elmhurst Health

– Ready, Set, Food! announced that it raised $3.5m in its most recent funding round led by new investor, Edward-Elmhurst Health, and supported by returning investors Danone Manifesto Ventures, the corporate venture arm of multinational food company Danone, as well as investor and entrepreneur Mark Cuban, and AF Ventures (formerly AccelFoods).
– The investment will help advance Ready, Set, Food!’s mission of giving every baby a chance at a healthier future through its complete, early allergen introduction system of the top nine allergens – peanut, egg, milk, cashew, almond, walnut, sesame, soy and wheat.

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