Tender Closes $11M Series A

Tender, a Somerville, MA-based food technology startup, raised $11M in Series A funding.

The round was led by Rhapsody Venture Partners, with participation from existing investors Lowercarbon Capital and Safar Partners and new investors Claridge Partners and Nor’easter Ventures.

The company intends to use the funds to expand operations and its development efforts.

Launched in 2020 and led by CEO Christophe Chantre, Tender Food is a food technology company using proprietary technology that spins plant fibers like cotton candy to create whole cuts of alternative meat, including pulled pork, chicken breasts, and beef short rib. Tender features its early products (beef short rib, pulled pork, chicken breast, and crab) at a wide range of restaurants and universities in the Boston area. Its latest partnership with Clover Food Lab brought Tender products to all Clover locations in May 2024.