Wicked Kitchen Raises USD20m in Bridge Funding

Wicked Kitchen announces it has raised USD20m in additional funding, while more than tripling its year-over-year sales growth of 100% animal-free products.

New investors include actor and vegan advocate, Woody Harrelson, Ahimsa VC, a fund that invests in startups building a sustainable, humane and healthy world, and NRPT, Thailand’s leading food producer and innovator. The funds will help the global consumer packaged goods company founded by chefs and brothers Chad Sarno and Derek Sarno further ramp up global brand awareness initiatives and expand retail distribution and other channels to include food service.

“I have known Chad and Derek for many years and have been impressed by their wicked creativity in the kitchen and that they are not afraid to push the boundaries,” said Woody Harrelson, actor and investor in Wicked Kitchen. “What I love about this brand is that the products are actually created by chefs that always put flavor first, making it so easy to go plant-based.”

The 100% animal-free CPG company is on a mission to improve the lives of humans and animals by inspiring the world to eat more plants. Products are currently in more than 6,500 retail stores across the U.S., just one year after introducing the brand to the US marketplace.