Before Brands, Inc., a Menlo Park, CA-based science-based food products company, raised $13.1m in funding.
The round was led by Gurnet Point Capital with participation from Martha Goldberg Aronson & Dan Aronson, Justine & John Arrillaga, Denise & Dave Bunning, Michele & Tim Barakett, Katherine Collins, Linda & Bill Friend, Kim & Alan Hartman, Melissa & Scott Kepner, Rebecca & Sasha Lainovic, Michelle & Daniel Lubetzky, Julie & Bruce Menin, Shirley & Mike Orsak, Melanie & Tom Staggs, Lisette & Jeff Weiner, Anne Wojcicki, and Stephanie Winston Wolkoff & David Wolkoff.
Co-founded by entrepreneur Dr. Ashley Dombkowski and pediatrician Dr. Kari Nadeau, Before Brands provides products in support of nutritional strategies that include potentially allergenic foods as a regular part of a healthy diet.
The products are based on insights and intellectual property developed by Dr. Nadeau and licensed to the company by Stanford University on an exclusive, global basis. The Early Adaptive Tolerance™ edible products are designed to be incorporated into the diet of infants around 6 months of age as part of solid food introduction.