Safe Catch, a San Francisco, CA-based food tech startup, raised $5m in seed funding.
Backers included Echo Capital, Essential Investments and angels.
Co-founded by Bryan Boches and Sean Wittenberg, Safe Catch is a brand that tests every fish for mercury to bring to market a new line of seasoned tuna using real spice blends, new Ahi canned tuna and new line of canned and pouched salmon.
The company developed technology that tests fish to a mercury limit so that high risk populations such as pregnant women, kids and health conscious consumers can eat tuna and seafood worry free.
Launched in 2015, Safe Catch has grown rapidly and has products sold in nearly 10,000 stores in 6 countries. It has just launched a line of Whole30 and Paleo approved canned and pouched tuna seasoned with real spices, offering Cajun, Citrus Pepper, Chili Lime, Garlic Herb, Habanero and Tandoori; ahi wild yellowfin canned tuna; and canned and pouched wild pink salmon—all 100% mercury tested.