Log in or Register for enhanced features | Forgotten Password?
White Papers | Suppliers | Events | Report Store | Companies | Dining Club | Drinks | Retail | Videos
Processed Foods
Savory Snacks
Return to: FBR Home | Processed Foods | Savory Snacks

Roman Supersnack firm BRAMI closes $1.5m in series seed financing

Published 13 October 2016

Roman Supersnack firm BRAMI has closed on a $1.5m Series Seed round of funding.

The round was led by Lerer Hippeau Ventures, AccelFoods and Enlightened Capital.

With this investment, the company plans to push retail expansion, pursue online and in-store marketing and also to expand its manufacturing capabilities.

The low-calorie, high-protein and pulse-based snack maker noted that the investment is an example of the growing trend for alternative or sustainable and plant-based protein sources which are high in resource efficiency.

Lerer Hippeau Ventures managing partner Ben Lerer said: "My thesis has always been that the best companies are those that fill a daily need.

“There are a ton of 'better-for-you' snacks out there, but BRAMI is truly unique -- and frankly, a no-bullshit, delicious, super healthy snack. 

“Combine that with a massive market, booming demand for clean plant-protein, and a founder I've known since I was three and believe in emphatically, needless to say, I'm super excited to continue to partner with this company."

The ‘superbean’ produced by BRAMI is claimed to have macronutrients with high protein density per calorie of any other crop in the world and is also farmer-friendly.

It is further claimed that the plants have high degree of pest resiliency, require low maintenance, are non-GMO in nature and can replenish nitrogen and phosphorous into the soil.

BRAMI founder Aaron Gatti said: "With this round of investment, we will bring the incredible power of lupini beans to consumers looking for a great tasting, highly nutritious, and sustainable snack.

"We are introducing a product that is truly 'great-for-you' and will kick-start smarter snacking."