BROOKLYN, NY, September 3, 2021 / PRNewswire / – NUMU Food Group, the company behind NUMU Vegan Mozzarella, a sticky, delicious and 100% vegan non-dairy cheese, proudly announces its Series A funding co-led by Unovis Asset Management and Clear Current Capital. The capital increase will serve to promote nationwide awareness of the new York brand based through expanded marketing campaigns, as well as to strengthen the brand’s explosive distribution and product development.
“This is an exciting time for NUMU as we continue to develop the brand and expand our distribution,” explained Gunars Elmuts, founder of NUMU Vegan Cheese. “Through our continued partnership with investors like Unovis and Clear Current, who have extensive experience in the field of plant-based foods, we are well positioned to present NUMU to a much wider audience. “
“We are delighted to increase our investment in NUMU at this crucial time,” said Mark Langley, Managing partner at Unovis. “About two-thirds of the world’s population are lactose intolerant, but non-dairy cheese is still a rarity in pizzerias. The NUMU team has created a truly differentiated product with high melting, stretching and taste qualities for pizzerias. ”
Introduced to New Yorkers in 2016, NUMU Food Group was developed by Gunars Elmuts, who adopted a vegan lifestyle in 2011 while working as a DJ. Frustrated by the lack of vegan options available at late-night pizzerias, Elmuts decided to create his own revolutionary mozzarella – NUMU cheese. Unlike other offerings, NUMU offers a 100% vegan cheese that melts smoothly, has no aftertaste and offers the clean, creamy flavor of classic mozzarella – perfect for pizzas, lasagna and sandwiches. . With its basic ingredients of potato starch, soybeans and coconut oil, NUMU is kosher and completely free from dairy, lactose, casein, nuts and is non-GMO.
NUMU Vegan Mozzarella is currently available to food service providers in ready-to-use fresh shreds and blocks. The company is also actively developing a number of other varieties of plant-based cheeses. For more information, please visit NUMUvegan.com.
About the NUMU food group
NUMU food group (www.numuvegan.com) is the creator of NUMU Vegan Mozzarella, a gooey, delicious and 100% vegan mozzarella that gives vegans and lactose intolerant the chance to enjoy pizza, one of Americans’ favorite foods. NUMU Vegan Mozzarella is a versatile, non-dairy cheese that melts smoothly, has no aftertaste and offers the clean, creamy flavor of classic mozzarella.
About Unovis Asset Management BV
Unovis Asset Management (www.unovis.vc) is a global investment company and leader in the field of rapidly developing alternative proteins. The Unovis team has the longest and most comprehensive investment history in the alternative protein sector thanks to its first renowned fund, New Crop Capital, founded in 2015. Unovis’ mission is to transform the global food system by investing in solutions that facilitate sustainable behavior change. and reduce dependence on animal protein products. Unovis supports the founders by sharing their culinary knowledge, their understanding of consumption habits, their experience in food manufacturing and their network of industry experts to create sustainable businesses. More information: www.unovis.vc
About the cancellation of the current capital
Clear Current Capital (www.clearcurrentcapital.com) is an early stage alternative protein investor dedicated to providing disruptive, accessible and delicious foods that take advantage of inefficiencies within the food industry. We seek to generate a positive impact on the environment, animal health and welfare while providing above-market returns to our investors.