Plant-based nutrition brand Kos has raised $12 million in Series A funding, as it looks to expand its team and distribution.
Based in California, Kos offers protein and other plant-based nutrition powders, as well as functional capsules.
The Series A funding was led by Clayton Christopher, who founded the investment firm Cavu Ventures as well as brands including Waterloo Sparkling Water, and Brian Goldberg, founder and managing director of Redbud Brands.
Springdale Ventures also supported Kos’s latest funding push, after leading an early-stage investment in the brand in 2020.
Kos will use the new funds to expand distribution, boost customer awareness, accelerate product innovation and build its team.
“We are beyond excited to continue our journey with Clayton Christopher and Brian Goldberg’s involvement,” said Allan Stevens, Kos co-founder and co-CEO.
“They are incredibly skilled brand operators who have built multiple iconic brands throughout their careers.”
Christopher said: “We’ve been fans of the Kos brand since it first launched and have watched it develop into something quite special in a very short period”.
He continued: “Over time as an investor, you see certain patterns repeat that are clues to a brand’s long-term success, and Kos has exhibited many of them. We’re excited to be involved and to support the Kos team in their next chapter of growth.”
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