Tech-driven Butternut Box eats its own dog food — raises $55.4M to scale-up – TechCrunch

Butternut Box, a London-based recent pet food enterprise with a tech-driven platform that delivers HelloFresh-style, catered dogfood, has raised $55.four million (€47.2 million) in a funding spherical led by L Catterton, the consumer-focused non-public fairness agency, and included participation from White Star Capital, 5 Seasons Ventures and Ardour Capital. We coated their early funding spherical again in 2017.

Based in 2016, Butternut Field payments itself as a “human-grade, recent pet food firm” with a “customized dietary providing” pushed by its personal tech platform.

Jean-Philippe Barade, Companion, L Catterton Europe, and head of the agency’s London workplace, commented; “We now have lengthy been impressed by how Butternut Field has established itself because the trusted model of selection within the UK amongst a loyal base of pet house owners… Butternut Field continues to leverage its progressive digital platform to lift the bar within the rising pet meals market.”

Led by Goldman Sachs alumni Kevin Glynn and David Nolan, the corporate says its proprietary algorithm identifies what number of energy every particular person canine wants based mostly on age, weight, breed, exercise ranges, and physique situation after which pre-portions this quantity into day by day servings.

It additionally makes its personal “pure” pet food, as a result of research present that canines fed a pure food plan have an extended life capability than these consumed industrial canned merchandise – as much as three years, a very long time in canine years. Since British canine house owners spend over £200 million in vet’s charges, overfeeding, and unhealthy meals is a key difficulty for house owners.

Nevertheless, Butternut Field isn’t alone, since they competing with Lily’s Kitchen, and Pure Intuition for this profitable new market.