ingarden, a German-American startup with the mission to provide a revolutionary alternative to dietary supplements, has closed a funding round of €500K, in which some of Europe’s most well-known D2C founders participated, including Anne & Stefan Lemcke (founders of Ankerkraut) Gennadi Tschernow & Björn Keune (founders of Invincible Brands), Norbert Neef (co-founder of Oceans Apart), Nikita Fahrenholz (co-founder of Delivery Hero), Monique Hoell (founder of HelloBody), and James Hill & Henry Gwilliam (founder of Hairburst).

With the fresh funds from the financing round, Ingarden plans to expand its subscription business further and increase its market share.

Anne Lemcke, one of the Ankerkraut founders, commented on their decision to invest: “ingarden’s innovative approach to making healthy, home-grown microgreens easily accessible for everyone has us convinced. We believe in the team’s vision and are excited to support their growth.”

Cofounded by Mariana Ferreira and Christian Saitner, ingarden has a revolutionary approach to dietary supplements. The Hamburg-based startup enables the cultivation and consumption of nutrient-rich microgreens directly at home, with good design and functionality.