HALIFAX, Canada - Today, Milk Moovement, a leading cloud-based dairy supply chain software, announced the closure of a US$3.2 million funding round led by Dynamo Ventures, alongside Matchstick Ventures, Bread & Butter Ventures, and Better Food Ventures. SOSV and Techstars provided follow-on investment in the round.
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Notable industry leader Richard Cargill, a member of Cargill’s Board of Directors, is also a personal angel investor.

In addition, Milk Moovement CEO and Co-Founder Robert Forsythe shared that the company will be opening a new office based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to further expand across the United States as interest and demand for Milk Moovement’s software continues to grow. Since its inception, Milk Moovement has realized a compound annual growth rate in its raw milk under management of ~117%.

“We’re excited to bring our solution to even more members of the global dairy industry,” said Forsythe. “Our proprietary software tracks all milk shipments from producers to processing plants and delivers real-time quality and quantity information to producers, processors, transporters, and cooperatives. We have experienced tremendous momentum in our core software offering as clients see the benefits of digitizing and optimizing their dairy supply chains. At Milk Moovement, we are committed to helping the industry thrive by modernizing the antiquated dairy supply chain to make it more efficient, sustainable, and profitable for everyone.”

This sentiment was echoed by investor Richard Cargill. “The delivery of high quality, more nutritious, and even more efficient products is imperative for success in 21st-century agriculture. Cargill continued, “Milk Moovement is the dairy supply chain tool that will be at the forefront of the industry’s success. What separates this team from competitors is their empathy for the challenges faced by the industry and their relentless drive to create value for customers. It has been a privilege to mentor this team and I look forward to supporting them as they grow.”

“Dynamo reviews a huge number of startups every year that seek to modernize the food supply chain,” said Jon Bradford, Dynamo Ventures Partner. “What stood out to us about Milk Moovement was the founders, their incredible long-term vision, and their engagement with the industry at many different levels. We wholeheartedly believe in the team’s ability to capture this vast market and bring innovative solutions to the dairy supply chain.”

Bread and Butter Ventures General Partner Brett Brohl agreed, “Rob and Jon are special founders that both understand the challenges of the dairy industry. I have been impressed by their ability to attract and retain premium clients both domestically and internationally.”

Milk Moovement will primarily invest these new funds in product development, software enhancements, and international expansion.

Last month, 14 of our dairy farms in Maine, as well as dozens of dairy farms across northern New England, got an unexpected and disappointing notice from Danone of North America saying that they were discontinuing their contracts with our organic dairy farmers in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and elsewhere.

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