ansā, an Israeli deep-tech start-up in the coffee roasting sector, has raised $6 million in a seed round led by Millennium Food-Tech R&D Partnership.
The company’s countertop technology allows for on-demand roasting and is targetted at the workplace coffee sector, which the company says has witnessed a growing demand for sustainable solutions and high-quality products.
The investment will enable ansā to advance R&D and complete productisation efforts of the company’s ‘Barista’ stand-alone roaster designed for the workplace market.
“We are honoured to have Millennium Food-Tech join our quest to change the world of coffee,” said ansā CEO, Yuval Weisglass. “Their vast experience in bringing innovative solutions and disrupting the legacy food industry is key to the success of ansā and is exactly what we were looking for in the investors that we partner with.”
Chanan Schneider, CEO of Millennium Food-Tech commented: “Our fund is focused on the Food-Tech space, and we’ve seen the growing interest in healthy, sustainable, and eco-friendly solutions, across the board. Nowhere perhaps is this true more than the coffee industry that suffers greatly from a sub-optimal supply chain and the many negative by-products that brings.”
He continued: “We have great confidence in ansā’s ability to leverage its unique technology and lead a transformation in this huge market that will benefit the coffee producers, the coffee service providers, and perhaps most importantly – the coffee drinkers themselves that could finally enjoy coffee that is just as good for the palate as it is for the planet.”
With units already deployed in offices across Israel, ansā now hopes to launch its early availability programme in the US.