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The Consumer Roundup #5
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Here’s the latest edition of The Consumer Roundup featuring all the deals in consumer products and technology from the past week.
The current state of eCommerce aggregators and how they’ve adjusted to the current market - Modern Retail
VC outlook in retail in 2023 and what investors are thinking - Retail Dive
Deals & Debuts
Fable Food, a plant-based meat company that uses mushrooms, raises $8.5 million led by K3 – TechCrunch
Meala, the plant-based protein food tech company, raises $1.9 million pre-seed round - PR Newswire
Kelpi, which creates seaweed-based packaging targeting cosmetic companies, raises $3 million led by Science Creates Ventures and Green Angel Syndicate - Science Creates
Levels, a continuous glutose monitor that gives you real-time feedback on how your food affects your health, raises $7 million Series A extension - Business Wire
Vault, a digital music collectables format founded by the founders of FanDuel, raises $4 million Series A led by Placeholder VC - Coinbase
Wyndly, which trains your immune system to overcome your allergies, raises $2 million from Y Combinator, Civilization Ventures, Sweater Ventures and Goodwater Capital - Wyndly
Fierce, the high yield savings super app, debuts with $10 million raised from Pendrell, AP Capital, Wheelhouse Digital Studios, Space Whale Capital - Business Wire
Follow, the social finance platform that let’s you see how influencers invest, launches with 25 influencers and raised $9 million Atomic, Uncork Capital and Vera Equity - TechCrunch
Peggy, a social marketplace that allows you to buy & sell art, raises CAD10.8m led by Real Ventures, ZVC, Garage Capital, Portage, Nomad Capital - FinTech in Shorts
Choose Ketamine, a platform that offers virtual ketamine therapy programs, raises seed round – PR Newswire
CAVA, the fast casual mediterranean food restaurant chain, announces submission of proposed IPO - Restaurant Dive
Penske Media Corp buys 20% of Vox Media, publisher of Vox, New York Magazine, SB Nation, Thrillist, Pop Sugar and others, for $100 million - The Wrap
The Ugly Company, which processes fruit that would have been thrown out at farms into dried fruit, raises $9 million led by Sun Valley Packing and Value Creation Strategies ABC
Rebellyous, the plant-based chicken food tech company, raises $9.5 million – Geekwire
NFL Tight End Travis Kelse invests in Casa Azul Tequila Soda - PR Newswire
Actress Halle Barri invests and becomes Chief Communication Officer in metabolic health company, Pendulum - Business Wire
Funds Raising Funds
Kainos Capital, the food and consumer-focused private equity group, raises over $1 billion for third fund - Business Wire
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