Plant-based food company Outstanding Foods, maker of vegan snacks PigOut Pigless Pork Rinds, announced it has closed a $5M round of financing led by SternAegis Ventures. Additionally, the company welcomes basketball star LA Laker JaVale McGee to its impressive roster of celebrity investors. The company plans to use the capital to facilitate faster research and development, marketing and retail expansion.
Outstanding Foods creates great tasting snacks that can be enjoyed by everyone, including meat lovers to herbivores.
"This funding provides us with the opportunity to reach more consumers and give them more ways to snack on great-tasting, healthy, plant-based snacks," said Bill Glaser, CEO and co-founder of Outstanding Foods. "Consumers have been freaking out over our PigOut Pigless Pork Rinds that are Addictively Delicious and have the same protein content as beef. Soon they'll be able to experience other Outstanding snacks that we feel will be game changers!"
Outstanding Foods' partnership with JaVale McGee, a world-class athlete who has thrived on plant-based foods, will also show athletes, fans, and the world that a healthy protein-packed snack can be both nutritious and delicious. Lovers of traditional pork rinds and newcomers alike will find these guilt-free alternatives to be a slam dunk.
"PigOut Rinds are one of the best snacks I've tried," said McGee. "You'd never know they're plant-based and packed with clean protein to keep you fueled. I'm excited to join their team."