With food technology and startups becoming a greater focus for an increasing number of investors, AccelFoods , the investment fund focused on new food brands, has announced its latest cohort of companies.
Brami: is a New York-based company that has repurposed an ancient Roman snack for modern consumers. Roman soldiers ate lupini beans as a source of protein on marches. The beans have the highest protein per calorie of any plant on earth, according to AccelFoods.
Kidfresh : Another New York-based company, KidFresh is targeting the snackables set with nutritious frozen meals and snacks for children.
New Pop : is a New York-based popcorn brand.
Mansi : Based on the calamansi fruit enjoyed in SouthEast Asia ( especially the Philippines ) Mansi is selling the first Calamansi juice beverage (similar to orange juice) available in North America.
The Toasted Oat : is a Columbus, Ohio based maker of soft-baked granola.
SkinnyDipped Almonds : is a Seattle-based maker of chocolate covered almond treats using high end ingredients.
The new cohort brings AccelFoods’ portfolio to 26 branded food startups. The firm, which launched in January 2014 with $4.1 million, now has over $25 million under management.
Investments from the firm range from pre-seed capital commitments of $50,000 to seed stage investments of up to $2 million. The New York-based AccelFoods continues to target companies that operate in nutrition, alternative proteins and snacks, frozen and confectionary sweets, and portable meals.