LAS VEGAS — Sophie’s Kitchen Inc., maker of plant-based seafood alternatives, has raised $5.6 million in funding led by Billy Goat Brands Ltd. The capital will support growth of the Sophie’s Kitchen brand and new product development.
Founded in 2010, Sophie’s Kitchen offers vegan substitutes for fish fillets, crab cakes, smoked salmon and canned tuna that are free of soy, gluten and genetically modified ingredients.
“We at Sophie's Kitchen believe in the same mission — to save lives and protect the planet, one meal at a time,” said Miles Woodruff, PhD, chief executive officer of Sophie’s Kitchen. “The best way to achieve this goal is to create plant-based foods craved by vegans and meat-lovers alike, while making our products accessible to consumers so they can also join our mission for change.”
Billy Goat Brands is a publicly listed venture capital platform investing in high-growth companies with environmental, social and governance-based values with a focus on functional foods, plant-based proteins and nutraceuticals.
“Sophie’s Kitchen is changing the game in plant-based foods, and we couldn’t be more excited to help them embark on their next chapter of growth,” said Tony Harris, chair and CEO of Billy Goat Brands. “We believe in Sophie’s Kitchen’s mission of not just making plant-based products accessible to everyone, but by providing elevated transparency, cleaner ingredients, and unrivaled taste to their brand loyalists and future consumers.”