Ingarden pulls in $1m

Ingarden, an fully automated indoor garden for growing superfoods at home, has raised $1 million in pre-seed funding.

Ingarden, an fully automated indoor garden for growing superfoods at home, has raised $1 million in pre-seed funding. The investors were not named.


New York, NY, November 9th, 2021 – ingarden, the fully automated indoor garden for growing superfoods at home, has closed a pre-seed financing round worth one million U.S. dollars from leading international angel investors.

ingarden, which was founded in 2019 by nutritional scientist Natalie Paterson, had its soft launch in October 2021 after two years of research and development. Since 2021, a small team spread across two offices in Los Angeles and Berlin has been working on product technology and market development. Christian Saitner of Invincible Brands joined ingarden as a co-founder in September 2021 and led the fundraising efforts.

“We are pleased that well-known international D2C investors have confidence in us and are convinced of the future success of our company,” said Christian Saitner, co-founder and CEO of ingarden. “This funding round gives us the opportunity to expand our established U.S. and German operations. We are also continuously working on improving our product in order to increase customer satisfaction and bring more transparency into the health benefits of microgreens.”

As a groundbreaker in the nutrition space, ingarden stands out from the market through its focus on superfoods and their health benefits. Its co-founder and nutritional scientist, Natalie Paterson, spent two years focusing on verifying the nutritional content of microgreens and to ensure the integrity of ingarden’s seeds, which are all certified organic, non-GMO, vegan, and free from both herbicides and pesticides. In addition to vitamins, minerals and plant compounds, ingarden dug deep to test each microgreen for allergens, nitrate, heavy metals, secondary plant compounds and amino acids.

“Existing science has shown that microgreens have countless nutritional benefits, but as a research-led company, we wanted to highlight that ingarden microgreens are validated, verified, and are a great way to consume high-impact nutrition,” said Paterson. “The studies analyzed our microgreen seeds for vitamin and mineral composition so consumers are able to have full confidence and trust in our product.”

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About ingarden:
ingarden empowers everyone to become their healthiest, most vibrant selves. With our cutting-edge hydroponic microgreen garden technology, growers are provided with easy access to one of nature’s most nourishing foods. Artfully, sustainably, and purposefully designed, ingarden enables everyone to consume fresh, nutrient-filled tiny vegetables. We reconnect people with their food source and provide them the freedom to grow vastly nutrient-dense greens at home in a delicious and environmentally conscious way. Your superfood indoor garden. Together, we’re growing for a better you.