Vive Organic, a Venice, Calif.-based maker of cold-pressed wellness shots, closed a $7m Series A funding.
The round was led by Powerplant Ventures, with participation from Blueberry Ventures and individual investors Bill Moses (Co-Founder of KeVita), Chris Hunter (CEO of Koia) and others.
The company intends to use the funds to continue its growth and expand distribution nationally in both natural and conventional grocery stores and other retailers and further build operations, finance and marketing teams.
Founded in December 2015 by CEO Wyatt Taubman, COO Kyle Withycombe and VP of Sales JR Simich, Vive Organic provides cold pressed and plant-powered 2oz ready-to-drink wellness shots made from organic and non-GMO super-herbs. The brand currently produces four functional formulations including Immunity Boost, Coconut Probiotics, Wellness Rescue and Antioxidant Detox.
The company is also led by SVP of Sales Blair Cornish, VP of Business Development West Joia Pardo-Matthews and VP of Business Development East Sherri Sparaga.