Heather's Choice Named 'Most Well-Funded Food Startup in Alaska'

Innovative dehydrated backpacking foods company attracts major investors

Heather's Choice Backcountry Snacks

CB Insights recently named Heather’s Choice the “Most Well-Funded Food Startup in Alaska” after gaining several large investments over the past year. Heather’s Choice is a dehydrated backpacking foods company based out of Anchorage, Alaska focused on creating healthy, high-quality backcountry meals. The young startup experienced a surge of interested investors after enjoying more than 500 percent growth in 2016. Heather’s Choice is using their newly found gains to increase production and add essential new team members.

Heather Kelly, an avid outdoorswoman and certified nutritionist, started Heather’s Choice in 2014 to satisfy a need for healthy dehydrated backcountry meals and snacks. In fall of 2015, Heather’s Choice ran a successful Kickstarter campaign and raised enough funds to design and print new custom packaging and purchase a commercial dehydrator.

In April of 2016 Heather’s Choice was invited to join the Launch Alaska Accelerator Program, a group of local investors dedicated to helping Alaska startups become scalable businesses with monetary investments and mentorship. After completing the Launch Alaska program, Heather’s Choice was approached by the Alaska Accelerators Fund. Their investment allowed Heather’s Choice to hire several new staff members, open a retail location in Anchorage, and obtain office space and warehouse space for inventory and shipping. A recent grant from the Alaska Seed Fund is also helping Heather’s Choice expand their product line to include more backcountry snacks.

About Heather’s Choice: Heather’s Choice crafts healthy and delicious dehydrated backcountry meals and snacks using high quality and sustainably sourced ingredients. Our products are meticulously crafted to be lightweight and nutrient-dense to keep outdoor enthusiasts fueled on long expeditions without adding significant weight to their packs. Simply add boiling water and enjoy gourmet backcountry meals like Sockeye Salmon Chowder or Dark Chocolate Cherry Chili packed full of healthy calories. Contact us to obtain a product sample or to submit an interview or podcast request.

Media contact:

Kayleen Cohen
​Kayleen@mtndogmedia.com
812-272-6837

Source: Heather's Choice


Categories: Emerging Businesses, Food and Beverage Manufacturing, Recreation and Sports, Hunting and Fishing, Camping, Hiking and Backpacking

Tags: Alaska, backcountry, backpacking, food, hunting, outdoor, recreation, startup


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Heather's Choice manufactures dehydrated backcountry meals and snacks for adventurers.

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