The new equity round is in addition to the $2 million the company raised in October, said co-founder and CEO Camille Richman. “We will be investing in growth, new products, operations improvements, and team building,” she said in an email.
Richman said Hamama is growing and hiring new staff, although she declined to provide revenue or employee numbers. “The company is growing. We are very thankful to our team, investors, supporters, and nationwide Hamama community who count on us for their fresh greens needs,” Richman said.
The company markets its healthy food kits as foolproof, even for people who have never had success growing plants. All the customer has to do is put a “seed quilt” into a tray, add water and the greens grow in a week or two to be ready for harvest.
Microgreens are nutritious and can be juiced, eaten raw, or added to salads and sandwiches. Microgreens are packed with nutrients, and they often taste like a mature plant.
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