Raised Real, a San Francisco, CA-based subscription-based, meal delivery service created specifically for babies, raised $5m in funding.
Food delivery enterprise Schwan’s Company made the investment.
The company intends to use the funds for growth and geographic expansion to national distribution by the end of 2017.
Founded by Santiago Merea (former CEO of Orange Chef, acquired by Yummly in 2016), Michelle Davenport (PhD in Nutrition, Registered Dietician) and Steven Kontz (CFO of Orange Chef), Raised Real provides parents with food while taking care of the nutrition and preparation via curated recipe crafted by Dr. Michelle Davenport, and aimed to integrate fruits, vegetables, and micronutrients with a balance of healthy fats, protein, and superfood ingredients.
The system is available online with free shipping to CA, OR, WA, AZ, and NV.
Advisors to the brand include Birchbox Co-Founder Mollie Chen, Glossier Co-Founder Nick Axelrod, former KitchenAid Vice President Derek Ernst and TuneIn CEO John Donham.