A year after Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter invested in Partake Foods, a Black-owned vegan cookie company, the healthy snack brand has landed another superstar investor.
“We are so excited to welcome our new investors,” said Denise Woodard, Partake’s CEO and founder, in a statement.
I am excited to partner with Partake, and help to grow and support their business,” said H.E.R.
Partake Foods (file)
Woodard, the daughter of African American and Korean parents, founded Partake Foods in 2016 after her daughter had a frightening allergic reaction to a corn and peanut snack.
In addition to taking Partake to the next level, the investment made Woodard the first Black woman to ever raise over $1 million for a food startup company.
Denise Woodard, her daughter, and her husband (file)
According to a press release, Partake will use the additional capital to support expansion.