Improved Nature

Improved Nature

Improved Nature is a plant-based food technology company operating out of Garner, North Carolina that was founded in 2015 by Richard Hawkins, Steve Klawiter, Larry Chandler, Moshe Meidan and Sarid Shefet.

Improved Nature is a food technology company making a non-GMO soy-based protein powder that can be used to make plant-based meat alternatives. Improved Nature was founded by Richard Hawkins, Steve Klawiter, Larry Chandler, Moshe Meidan and Sarid Shefet in 2015 and is located in Garner, North Carolina.

Products

PrimeProTex

Photo of Improved Nature's PrimeProTex made into different shapes.

PrimeProTex is a non-GMO soy based protein powder concentrate that has little flavor and can be made into a variety of meat-like textures and flavors. PrimeProTex can be made into plant-based meat alternatives mixing 10 parts water with one part PrimeProTex and boiling in water for 5-15 minutes depending on what final product is desired. After boiling, the remaining contents is drained and slightly pressed to remove excess liquid. After draining, the rehydrated PrimeProTex mix can be pressed into shapes, spices, marinated, and/or mixed with sauce.

Funding

Seed

On December 15, 2015, Improved Nature closed its seed funding round. The company raised $6,000,000 in seed funding from undisclosed investors.

Timeline

January 2020

Improved Nature raises a $2,000,000 venture round.

September 17, 2018

Convertible Note

Total Raised: $3,000,000

Investor: Concentric Capital

December 15, 2015

Improved Nature raises a $6,000,000 seed round.

December 14, 2015

Seed Funding

Total Raised: $6,000,000

Investor: Undisclosed

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David Swintosky

Vice President of Finance

Larry Yates

Director of Sales

Lawrence Chandler

General Manager

Mosha Median

Inventor and Vice President of Engineering

Richard Hawkins

President and CEO

Sarid Shefet

Vice President of Technical Services

Steven Klawiter

Vice President of Marketing and Customer Service

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The NC company that wants to feed the world - The North State Journal

Donna King

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