Real Food Startup Good Culture® Closes $8 Million Funding
Good Culture®, the makers of re-imagined cottage cheese and elevated cultured dairy who aim to make real food for consumers without hurting the planet or animals, secured an $8 million funding round led by CAVU Venture Partners, with significant investment from 301 INC, General Mills’ new business development and venturing unit, and Almanac Insights, an early stage investment firm founded by David Barber, co-owner of Blue Hill.
Good Culture was co-founded in 2015 by Jesse Merrill and Anders Eisner, who saw a gap in the market for high-quality cottage cheese that was both delicious and healthy for consumers and the environment. Good Culture’s mission is to deliver high protein, organic, and non-GMO ingredients, pasture-raised milk from free-roaming cows on sustainable family farms, live and active cultures, and no additives such as stabilizers, thickeners, or artificial preservatives. As a result, Good Culture experienced 500% growth since its inception and is sold nationally in 11,000 stores.
Good Culture plans to use the funds to expand distribution and product development to grow in the overall dairy category.