K-Zen Beverages, a San Francisco, CA-based maker of cannabis-infused drinks, raised $5m in seed funding.
Early-stage global venture capital firm DCM made the investment.
The company intends to use the funds for:
– continuous product innovation, and
– launch of partnerships with key retailers.
Founded in 2018 by Soon Yu and Judy Yee, K-Zen Beverages is a cannabis beverage company delivering formulas, crave-able flavors, and rapid effects. The first product line will launch Summer 2019.
Yee has spent more than 20 years driving product innovation and consumer demand in the food and beverage industry, working to understand consumers, why they care and designing products that best meet their needs.
Yu brings a wealth of branding expertise to the table as an expert in innovation and design.