Bei der Finanzierungsrunde sollen 22 Millionen Euro von Foodspring eingeworben worden sein. Außer Fonterra investierten in dieser Runde auch Ringier und btov.
Judith Swales, Fonterra’s COO, Velocity and Innovation, urteilt, der Deal eröffne eine Bandbreite spannender neuer Geschäftsfelder.
“We are pleased to have gained the support of one of the largest and most innovative dairy companies, which is very aligned to our business. We look forward to welcoming Fonterra Ventures on board and the synergies we can capture from our partnership,” sagte Tobias Schüle, CEO und einer der Gründer von Foodspring.
Über Fonterra Ventures
Fonterra Ventures (www.fonterraventures.com) is part of Fonterra Co-operative Group, and is responsible for developing new business models, and engaging, collaborating and exploring business opportunities with innovative start-ups. Launched in 2016, the team helps Fonterra define the future of dairy by embracing and adopting disruptive innovation and end-to-end business models to build new, sustainable revenue streams for the Co-operative. It has launched a number of ventures and embarked on its first strategic partnership with sports nutrition start-up foodspring®.
Foodspring is Germany’s fastest-growing food start-up with an international team of 100 employees and a large R&D department. The Berlin-based company was founded in 2013 by Tobias Schüle and Philipp Schrempp alongside their co-founding partner ECONA AG. Being pioneers in making functional food accessible to everyone, foodspring’s nutrition solutions are the key to a fitter, happier and more productive life: strengthen the body, sharpen one’s mind and balance the soul.
High-quality ingredients, great taste and convenience go hand in hand with foodspring’s customer-focused always-there-to-support philosophy. Today, foodspring® provides 17 countries worldwide with premium functional food: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Italy, Spain, Hong Kong, China and the United Kingdom.