Soylent Closes $50 Million Series B Round Led by GV

Soylent today announced the completion of a $50 million Series B financing round led by GV (formerly Google Ventures) with participation from Tao Capital Partners, as well as existing investors, Lerer Hippeau Ventures and Andreessen Horowitz. Soylent has received a total of $74.5 million in funding to date. Previous investors in the Company include Y Combinator and Alexis Ohanian, a co-founder of Reddit. With this latest round of financing, Andy Wheeler, General Partner at GV, joins Soylent’s Board of Directors.

“We’re thrilled to add GV to Soylent’s community of investors, customers, and team members who see the importance of developing healthy, functional foods,” said Rob Rhinehart, Soylent Founder and CEO. “This funding will enable us to expand our current product offerings, support our expansion efforts into traditional retail and international territories, and further our goal of bringing Soylent products to people around the world.”

“Soylent is addressing one of the biggest issues we face today: access to complete, affordable nutrition,” said GV General Partner, Andy Wheeler. “As one of the pioneers in this space, Soylent is tackling this problem head on with progressive thinking and a clear strategy that has led to outstanding growth.”

Soylent launched in 2013 with more than $3 million from the largest crowdfunded food project in history. The Company has maintained consistent, strong sales growth. In the first quarter of 2017, net revenue nearly doubled over the same quarter in the prior year. Soylent’s suite of products has grown beyond its original Powder (now on version 1.8), to ready-to-drink meals in 2015, flavor expansions, and its debut on Amazon Launchpad last year. For specific inquiries regarding Soylent’s suite of products, in addition to comprehensive FAQ pages, please visit


Here’s hoping this leads to a production facility in Canada, so us Canadians can go back to enjoying parity pricing to the Americans, instead of the current premium situation.


@Artemis Thinking it will.
Cant wait for Retail!


Retail shops are going to be electronic shops and the like not grocery stores ?

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And Europe! :smiley:



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And especially this!


Couldn’t have put it better myself. From day one this company has astounded me. I hear about flying cars or hoverboards and I think “neat”. But Soylent is cooler than all that noise to me.


I’m in Canada too but I think the more pressing issue is to have Soylent available internationally! We at least already have access to it.


I’m hoping cheaper solid form factors are in the cards for the future. I liked the bars and found them quite filling. But dang if they weren’t too expensive.

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