Küsnacht ZH – Yumame has closed its first financing round. With fresh funding, the food startup wants to accelerate the industrialization of its vegan foods, which are not meant to imitate meat products. They should be minimally processed and able to be made with local ingredients.
In its first round of financing, Yumame Foods AG has secured fresh capital from two investors: the Italian food company Molino Quaglio S.P.A. and Juna Holding from Sarnen OW. Nothing was disclosed about the size of the stakes.
Yumame Foods says it is developing “healthy, tasty and sustainable vegan main dishes” that are not meant to imitate meat. Instead, the Küsnach-based startup founded in 2021 around CEO and former Venture Kick partner Eliana Zamprogna Rosenfeld combines mushrooms and fermentation. These should have their own texture, be minimally processed and be able to be made with local ingredients. “Our innovative approach lies in both our product formulations and our production process,” according to a company message on LinkedIn.
The fresh funds are expected to accelerate the industrialization of Yumame products. The company also plans to develop new formulations and invest in corporate communications. The start-up has already received financial support from Innosuisse and the start-up program Venture Kick.
“In my opinion, Switzerland is one of the best countries to start a food company,” Zamprogna Rosenfeld is quoted as saying in an article by Venture Kick. “It is home to world-class food manufacturers and food technology companies, highly respected research institutes, the strong government innovation agency Innosuisse and a growing investor base.” mm