Selected 2015

Banza

  • Location Detroit
  • Lead Investor Beechwood Capital (Boston)
  • Industry Food & Beverage
  • Investment Date June 2017

Description

Banza is a three-year-old chickpea pasta manufacturer supported by Endeavor Detroit. Banza describes itself as a “food innovation” company with the mission to take the foods people love and make them better, by using more nutritious ingredients. Banza’s first product is a pasta made from chickpeas – with double the protein, four times the fiber and nearly half the net carbs of traditional pasta. Available in five different styles, Banza pasta has quickly scaled to reach distribution in more than 3,300+ stores across the US, including Wegmans, Whole Foods, Eataly, and Target. Led by brothers Scott and Brian Rudolph, Banza has received considerable media attention – including this Nov 2016 New York Times article – and is positioning itself for significant scale-up growth.

Other info

This marks our 1st investment into a company selected and supported by Endeavor Detroit!

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