Mouth Announces $1.5 Million Series A Round

Indie Food Retailer To Expand Corporate Gifting, Operations and Marketing

Dec 02, 2013, 15:22 ET from Mouth

BROOKLYN, N.Y., Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mouth, one of the fastest-growing online specialty food retailers, announced today that it has completed a Series A financing led by Vocap Ventures. Participants in the round also include VegasTechFund and noted angel investors Joanne Wilson and Jason Calacanis. The funds will be used to expand the inventory and warehouse, grow their popular corporate gift program, and increase sales and marketing efforts, facilitating the company's initiatives in the $90 billion specialty sector of the food industry.

Mouth.com provides customers with a wide selection of "indie" food items and gift packages, offering more than 700 artisanal products from 350 American food makers, all shipped from their Brooklyn, NY warehouse. Mouth's products include a wide array of small-batch chocolates, pickles, jerky, candy, cookies, snacks, beverages, spreads and much more. Customers and corporate clients can also find carefully-curated gift collections and subscription clubs ideal for holidays, special occasions and events.

"Craig Kanarick and his team have executed on a grand vision to help indie food makers bring their products to a wider market and to offer indie food lovers an easy way to shop," said Vinny Olmstead, Managing Partner of Vocap Ventures. "Mouth's unique product selection, user-friendly design, vibrant food photography and compelling copy create a unique brand experience for customers buying for themselves or for others. The company is positioned for accelerated growth in a massive market, and Vocap is excited to be an investor."

Kanarick, founder and CEO of Mouth, added, "With tremendous momentum in our business, we are pleased to be heading into the busy holiday season with a strong balance sheet to pursue our growth-oriented strategy. Vocap and VegasTechFund bring great breadth and depth of experience, and we are excited to have them as new partners on our team."

For a glimpse of Mouth's great indie foods and tasty gifts, or to meet the company's growing network of makers, visit www.mouth.com

ABOUT MOUTH

Mouth, the leading online retailor of indie food, was founded in 2011 by Craig Kanarick, the co-founder and former Chief Strategic Officer of digital agency Razorfish. Dedicated to feeding the hunger of indie food lovers and helping indie food makers grow their businesses, the store currently features more than 700 U.S.-made indie food products from more than 350 makers and 30 states. Mouth also offers popular monthly subscriptions, such as "Pickles Every Month" and "Chocolates Every Month." For easy gifting, Mouth offers themed "tasters" at a variety of price points for every occasion, such as "Holidaylicious Sweets," "Bring Home The Bacon," "Brunch in a Bag" or "The Pop Pop Popcorn Taster." All gifts come beautifully packed in a reusable cotton tote. Known for rigorous curation, mouth-watering photography, entertaining copy and high-end packaging, the company can be found online at www.mouth.com, www.facebook.com/newyorkmouth and twitter.com/mouthfoods.

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