Japanese food technology company Umami United The announcement of the closing of a pre-series A round, led by Beyond Next Ventures. This VC supports early-stage entrepreneurs in Japan and India. Genesia Ventures – a Tokyo-based investor focused on sustainability – also supported the food technology in this round. Total investment received by Umami United is JPY240 million.
Umami United, a Singapore-based company, develops plant based eggs for food manufacturers. The company claims its product mimics egg with sensory attributes and functionalities, and offers multiple applications for prepared food and confectionery products. With the new capital, the company will increase its R&D capabilities to develop an egg white replacer for the bakery and confectionery industries. The funding will help the company accelerate its expansion into the US, Europe and Asia.
Hiroto Yamazaki, CEO of Umami United, comments, “Through this fundraising, we aim to strengthen our efforts in both R&D and business development to deliver the world plant-based food inspired by wisdom and technology from Japan’s rich food history.”
Japanese eggs made with Japanese ingredients
Umami United is a traditional Japanese restaurant.