GODDESS GARDEN GETS $3M FUNDING
Longmont-based natural sunscreen company Goddess Garden recently announced the close of a $3 million Series A funding round led by Vancouver venture capital firm Renewal Funds. The funds will be used to help expand distribution, company officials said. Goddess Garden products can be found in nearly 10,000 U.S. stores.
“We want to make as big an impact as we can,” founder and CEO Nova Covington said in a statement.
Covington also revealed plans to launch an affiliated nonprofit in 2017 to help protect coral reefs and educate the public about the effects that chemicals in nonorganic sunscreens can have on wildlife and natural habitats.
“Renewal Funds’ mission is to support companies that reduce our collective environmental footprint on the planet,” said Paul Richardson, CEO of the fund. “Goddess Garden’s goal of displacing toxic, chemicalladen sunscreens with safe, organic and mineral-based products makes them an ideal partner for us.”