Konscious Foods™, a groundbreaking plant-based seafood brand, has successfully closed its Series Seed financing round, securing an impressive total of $26 million. The company, founded by renowned plant-based industry leader Yves Potvin, is making waves with its innovative and delicious plant-based seafood products. With a mission to change the way people eat, Konscious Foods™ is offering the world's first frozen sushi rolls, onigiri, and poke bowls made entirely from plants, providing a sustainable and convenient alternative to traditional seafood.
The plant-based recipes from Konscious Foods™ are thoughtfully crafted with a focus on quality and sustainability. All products are Non-GMO Project verified, gluten-free, 100% plant-based, organic where possible, and free from carrageenan and titanium dioxide. By incorporating these high standards into their creations, Konscious Foods™ ensures that customers can enjoy their plant-based seafood with confidence, knowing that they are making a positive impact on their health and the environment.
The founder, Yves Potvin, is no stranger to the plant-based food industry. As a classically trained French chef and plant-based innovator, he has previously made significant contributions to the field. He is the creator of the world's first veggie hot dog and the founder of Yves Veggie Cuisine and Gardein™, marking Konscious Foods™ as his most exciting venture to date.
Konscious Foods™ has already garnered significant support from investors, including Protein Industries Canada, Zynik Capital, and Walter Group, among others. With this substantial funding, the company aims to expand its retail and food service businesses, enhance its production facility in Vancouver, Canada, and launch nationwide marketing initiatives to increase its presence across North America.
Yves Potvin expresses his excitement about the demand for sustainable plant-based seafood options. As the demand for fish increases and overfishing poses a serious crisis, Konscious Foods™ steps in to provide better-for-you and better-for-the-world seafood alternatives without compromising on taste or texture. The brand's commitment to providing delicious and sustainable plant-based options has struck a chord with consumers, making its products a true game-changer in the plant-based food space.
Iqbal Kassam, Chairman of Zynik Capital, highlights the remarkable achievement of Konscious Foods™ in creating true alternatives to essential seafood products while maintaining quality and taste. The financing round is also a testament to Yves Potvin's visionary approach and track record in the food industry, making Konscious Foods™ a trusted partner for investors.
Pierre Somers, Chairman and CEO of Walter Group, emphasizes that Konscious Foods™ is transforming the plant-based food industry by offering natural and affordable meat-alternatives, dispelling the notion that these options need to be highly processed or filled with unnatural ingredients. The company's recognition through multiple awards, including the 2023 NEXTY Awards and the VegNews 2023 Best of Show Award, further reinforces the positive impact of Konscious Foods™ on the plant-based food landscape.
As Konscious Foods™ continues to grow and expand its distribution, it is poised to reshape the plant-based food industry, offering consumers a delightful and sustainable way to enjoy seafood without compromising on taste or ethics. With its commitment to quality, sustainability, and innovation, Konscious Foods™ is set to make a lasting mark in the world of plant-based cuisine and contribute to a healthier and more environmentally conscious future.