Plant-based omega-3 pioneers, Qualitas Health, Ltd., DBA iwi, announces a partnership with Grupo Indukern, Barcelona, and Gullspång Re:food VC, Stockholm. These strategic partnerships enable Qualitas Health to accelerate company growth through development of innovative, algae-cantered products and increase its footprint in the plant-based products market.
With the consolidation of sizeable investment by the two entities, the partnerships closes Round A funding for Qualitas. In addition, this alliance opens direct access for iwi to the investors’ advanced facilities and teams, along with their expertise.
Says Miguel Calatayud, CEO of Qualitas Health: “We are delighted that Grupo Indukern and Gullspång Re:food are joining the Qualitas enterprise and participated in our investment round. Both companies bring decades of experience and deep knowledge of our markets to Qualitas and will be key participants in our growing success.”
Added Peter Odemark, a Gullspång Re:food managing partner: “Qualitas has a great story to tell. Its algae is cultivated in impressive pond systems built on nonarable land in the desert, place minimal footprint on the natural ecosystem, harnessing natural sun-power for energy and utilising saltwater, while creating jobs in rural communities. We share the same values and vision for creating a better future, better nutrition and to protect the planet.”
Continued Calatayud: “Grupo Indukern and Gullspång Re:food are the perfect partners for the current scaling stage. They bring know-how and expertise, to iwi’s existing supplement business and wider recognition of our newly developed Nannochloropsis algae protein. They also provide a global vision, a distribution platform for Europe and other countries and regions, and unique expertise in plant-based proteins and finished products. Their knowledge, skilled technological team, and advanced technologies will help in conducting clinical research and accelerate the regulatory process for Europe.” For more visit iwilife.com