The Ugly Company Raises $9M in Series A

The Ugly Company, a Farmersville, CA-based producer of upcycled dried fruit snacks, raised $9M in Series A funding.

The round was led by Sun Valley Packing, and Value Creation Strategies, with participation from Justin Timberlake and Valley Ag Capital Holdings.

The company intends to use the funds to expand its processing capacity while accelerating expansion nationwide.

Led by Ben Moore, founder and CEO, The Ugly Company produces All-Natural, Non-GMO, Single-Ingredient snacks available in Sprouts nationwide, select REI, Whole Foods, and HyVee stores. The products will be available in Kroger Banners (Ralph’s, Fred Meyer, QFC, King Soopers, and Fry’s) later this year on the West Coast. Current dried fruit include cherries, peaches, white nectarines, apricots, and kiwis.