Round was led by Clayton Christopher and Brian Goldberg, with a follow-on investment from early-stage investor Springdale Ventures
Kos product line

Plant-based nutrition brand KOS has secured $12 million in a Series A round led by industry entrepreneurs Clayton Christopher and Brian Goldberg, with a follow-on investment from early-stage investor Springdale Ventures, Vegconomist has reported.

The Goleta, California-based company stated it plans to diversify its plant-based footprint following the round. It also intends to add to its retail partners, increase customer awareness, innovate products, enter new service categories, and accelerate and expand its partnerships. It also said it will employ people who embrace the plant-based lifestyle.

Clayton Christopher said: “We’ve been fans of the KOS brand since it first launched and have watched it develop into something quite special in a very short period. I have been a heavy user of plant-based proteins, tried them all and KOS wins on both taste and nutritional profile. Over time as an investor, you see certain patterns repeat that are clues to a brand’s long-term success and KOS has exhibited many of them. We’re excited to be involved and to support the KOS team in their next chapter of growth.”

In a joint statement Christopher, Brian Goldberg, and Allan Stevens, KOS co-founder and co-chief executive, said: “We are beyond excited to continue our journey with Clayton Christopher and Brian Goldberg’s involvement. They are incredibly skilled brand operators who have built multiple iconic brands throughout their careers.”

Tony Stahl, KOS co-founder and co-chief executive, added: “They have been incredibly helpful from the start, and they bring invaluable experience that will aid us in navigating the coming years.”

Date published: 10 February 2022

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