Chickapea Pasta, a Calgary, Canada-based producer of healthy pasta, received an investment from District Ventures Capital, the Venture Capital fund established by Dragon’s Den star Arlene Dickinson.
The amount of the deal was not disclosed.
Led by Shelby Taylor, founder and CEO, Chickapea Pasta has developed organic pasta made from two ingredients, chickpeas and lentil flour, non-GMO Project Verified, certified organic and vegan, and offering a 23 g of protein.
The company’s line of healthy pastas has gained traction with independent, regional and national grocers across Canada and the United States.
The company will use the funds to introduce its second product line, a Macaroni & Cheese, which will launch in the fall.