Smart Lunches, the Boston e-commerce startup focused on providing healthy meals for schools, announced Wednesday morning that it has raised $1.6 million in new funding. The round comes from existing investors Data Point Capital, Jonathan Kraft (of Kraft Group), and Lon Chow, General Partner of Chicago-based Apex Venture Partners, along with new investors Romulus Capital and Western Technology Investment.
“This financing will help us continue to improve on our customers’ experience, as well as support aggressive expansion into new regions where we’ve been encouraged to offer our service,” said CEO Emily Green. “We’re deep into preparation to launch in another major metropolitan area later this year.”
This past school year, Smart Lunches partnered with over 130 schools, camps and daycare centers.
“Smart Lunches has been consistently hitting strong revenue and customer-centric metrics that prove its virtual lunch service will be a game-changer for families, schools and caterers — making it an easy decision for us to continue as an investor,” said Scott Savitz of Data Point Capital.
Savitz led a $1 million round into Smart Lunches with his newly founded VC firm, Data Point, last summer. This brings the company’s total raised to $2.6 million.