Quantum Energy Squares, a Los Angeles, CA-based plant-based energy bar powered by organic caffeine and macronutrients, announced the addition of Jozy Altidore, Major League Soccer (MLS) All-Star, to their lineup of investors.
In this series seed round, the brand raised $2.5m.
Altidore, a U.S. Soccer Male Athlete of the Year, and MLS Cup MVP, joins a roster of investors that includes women’s U.S. Open Tennis Champion and Olympian Sloane Stephens, U.S. men’s tennis doubles Grand Slam and ATP record holder and Olympic gold medalist Mike Bryan, U.S. men’s tennis serving record holder and Olympian Sam Querrey, and former President and CEO of Ballast Point and Cutwater Spirits, Jim Buechler. (Jim led those companies to landmark acquisitions by Constellation Brands and Anheuser-Busch, respectively.)
Altidore has been competing professionally in the MLS for more than 13 years. He is also one of the most decorated players in the history of the U.S. national team, scoring the third-most goals in its history (42). Throughout his soccer career, Altidore has also devoted time to mentoring youth groups and aspiring young soccer players and has helped underprivileged children across the world through the Jozy Altidore Foundation.