On the eve of National Oceans Day, Konnect Agency would like to give a BIG congratulations to our client, Fishpeople, for closing a $12 million Series B Funding Round! In its relentless quest to champion and preserve the ocean and the local fishing communities it serves, Fishpeople, a certified “B” Corporation, works with proud, small-scale fishermen to catch only abundant species of fish and ensure consumers have access to the highest quality, best tasting seafood in its sustainably-sourced Seafood Kits, fillets and soups. As a PR agency with many clients in the food and beverage industry, there is nothing more fulfilling than to see a brand be heavily supported and recognized for their hard work and commitment to bettering the entire seafood industry and its most vital resource – the ocean.
With a lead investment from Advantage Capital Agribusiness Partners (“ACAP”, along with additional funds from a premier group of leading sustainability-focused investors including S2G Ventures, Encourage Capital, Blueberry Ventures and Collaborative Fund. Together, these groups round out a highly respected and experienced set of funds at the epicenter of investing in innovative, disruptive brands with the shared goal of driving the food & beverage industry to a healthier, more sustainability-driven future.
“When I joined Fishpeople in 2015, I was inspired by our founders uncompromising commitment to evolve the seafood industry to do better and do right by consumers, fishermen and the oceans,” stated Ken Plasse, CEO of Fishpeople. “We are thrilled to have found such a unique group of mission-aligned, respected investors that focus on companies disrupting the food and beverage space with forward-thinking tactics, a focus on product and food system innovations and a strong commitment to sustainability. As we continue to lead the charge in transparent seafood products that consumers can trust, we are excited to receive this round of funding that supports the resources necessary to accelerate growth and continue to disrupt and elevate the seafood industry.”