Plant-based seafood analog start-up Impact Food receives USD 500,000

A plant-based tuna alternative product produced by Impact Food

San Mateo, California, U.S.A.-based plant-based seafood analog start-up Impact Food has received USD 500,000 (EUR 490,000) from strategic angel and venture capital funding to be used toward employment and research and development in preparation of a pre-seed funding round.

Impact Food produces a plant-based tuna analog product to be used as an alternative for poke, sushi, and ceviche meals. It is working to create additional plant-based mollusk and crustacean analog products.

New Delhi, India-based Ahisma Foundation contributed USD 150,000 (EUR 147,000) toward the funding round.

“Ahimsa Foundation is excited to invest in Impact Food, as its work in creating a solution to this challenge is exemplary,"  Ahisma Foundation President Shaleen Shah said. "Great taste, texture, and nutrition for a plant-based fish alternative.”

Impact Food Co-Founder Adrian Miranda said the company is pushing for its products to be used in restaurants and

The company lists its mission as striving to create “delicious plant-based seafood that provides nutrition without extinction," referencing fishing pressure on the Pacific bluefin tuna population.

"There will be an upcoming demand for alternatives," it said in a written message to its investors. "Together, we can use food as a catalyst for change to cultivate a better future for the planet, people, and animals, starting by bringing life back to our oceans and allowing them to recover from decades of ecological damage."

Photo courtesy of Impact Food


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