Chiyo Raises $3M in Funding


Chiyo, a Detroit, MI-based maternal nutrition company, raised $3M in funding.

The round was led by Bread & Butter Ventures, Ingeborg, Union Heritage Ventures, Peterson Ventures, Detroit Venture Partners, Palette Ventures, and The Helm.

The company, which has now raised a total of $3.4m in funding, intends to use the capital to build its digital platform for personalized customer self-guided content and nutrition programs, scale its distribution through clinics and its practitioner community, and invest in additional research that proves that food is medicine.

Led by CEO Irene Liu, and Chief Culinary Officer Jennifer Jolorte Doro, Chiyo is a maternal nutrition company rooted in Eastern food therapy. It relies on nutritional science to deliver stage-based and symptom-specific menus for its nutrition programs. All of its food is dairy, gluten free and are based on seasonality for ingredient sourcing.

The solution includes a digital guided component and health coaching with every program. Its rapid consumer adoption is quickly making it the go-to nutrition plugin for women’s health clinics and birth practitioners across the U.S.

The company has served 100,000 meals since launching in 2021 and grew 300% in the last year while expanding to a nationwide model. Chiyo now works with more than 100 women’s health practitioners and is focused on providing maternal nutrition support from beginning to end as they look to serve the whole person.