Good Culture, Irvine, Calif., closed an $8 million funding round was led by CAVU Venture Partners, Santa Monica, Calif., with investment from 301 INC, General Mills’ new business development and venturing unit based in Minneapolis, and Almanac Insights, St. Louis, Mo. This funding will advance Good Culture through expanded distribution and product development.

“When we entered the market with our disruptive cottage cheese range, it was our aim to responsibly make real food, simple ingredient, superfood products that tasted amazing and worked toward a larger goal of creating a material change to the food system,” says Jesse Merrill, co-founder and CEO of Good Culture. “We have found incredible partners in CAVU, 301 INC and Almanac, and this round is a testament that the better dairy, and more broadly, the real food space  is one with exponential potential.”

“We are always seeking to find and support brands with a mission to change our environment and the way consumers eat for the better,” says Clayton Christopher, co-founder of CAVU Venture Partners. “We believed in them in 2016, and are excited to invest again with the brand as a part of their continued growth and progress, as Good Culture is at the helm of this dormant category's reinvention.”

“Good Culture is a trailblazing company with an incredible passion for disrupting an entire category,” says John Haugen, founder and managing director of 301 INC. “We are excited to partner with Good Culture to give consumers high-quality, delicious dairy products.”