PETALUMA, CALIF. — Alec’s Ice Cream, a maker of super-premium organic ice cream, raised $1.4 million in a seed funding round.
The round was led by angel investors Erik Litmanovich, chief executive officer of Golden West Food Group; Josh Solovy, president of Golden West Food Group; Vinny Smith, founder of Toba Capital; and Mike Etchandy, owner of Etchandy Farms.
Founded in 2018 and introduced to the market in the fall of 2020, Alec’s Ice Cream whips less air into its products to create a rich, creamy texture. Its pints are available in Tahitian vanilla bean, chocolate, salted caramel latte, mint chocolate chip and honey blueberry lavender flavors. The ice cream is sourced from pasture-raised farms in California and is produced at the company’s production facility in Sonoma County.
Alec’s Ice Cream is available at 75 specialty stores throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
“When we launched, the goal was to prove our concept,” said Alec Jaffe, founder and CEO. “We believed people wanted real ice cream that tastes incredible and is made with clean, organic ingredients. The countless messages from customers raving about our flavors and creamy texture along with quickly growing retail sales prove we fit a need in the marketplace.”
The company will use the seed funding to reach more stores in California and expand its West Coast footprint in additional states. It also plans to increase its marketing efforts and continue building out its team.