Natural snack food company HIPPEAS has gained new investors, including Academy Award-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio.
Company co-founder Livio Bisterzo announced that along with Strand Equity Partners – a leading US growth equity fund – DiCaprio has made a minority equity investment in the company.
Bisterzo comments: “I’m truly excited that Strand Equity Partners and Leonardo have joined the HIPPEAS family. As the brand continues to grow with such momentum in both the UK and US, it’s incredible to bring on board partners who align with our vision and values as a company. We are very enthusiastic to be sharing in this journey with them.”
“HIPPEAS is a high-growth and differentiated brand that has been created in a short amount of time,” adds Seth Rodsky, co-founder and managing partner of Strand Equity Partners. “The unprecedented traction the brand has achieved is a testament to its unique offering that combines nutrition with a creative flavour profile. We look forward to partnering with Livio, and the talented management team at HIPPEAS, to lead the next evolution of ‘better for you’ snacking.”
Environmental activist DiCaprio recently also invested in the sustainable seafood brand Love in the Wild.