District Ventures Capital invests in Chickapea Pasta

Chickapea Pasta, a producer of healthy, gluten free and organic pasta, has raised undisclosed amount from District Ventures Capital

Founded by Shelby Taylor, Chickapea Pasta is developing a healthy and tasty alternative to the dinner-time-classic. Made from just two ingredients, chickpeas and lentil flour, Chickapea pastas are gluten free, non-GMO Project Verified, certified organic and vegan, and offer an amazing 23 g of protein.

A graduate District Ventures Accelerator Cohort III, Chickapea Pasta is looking to build on this momentum with the introduction of its second product line, a delicious Macaroni & Cheese, which will launch in the fall – just in time for back-to-school.

“Chickapea Pasta is exactly the kind of company we’re looking to invest in: an innovative product that challenges the traditional food industry by offering consumers healthy alternatives; a strong track record of sales, and an incredible entrepreneur that’s built a great company,” said Arlene Dickinson, CEO of District Ventures Capital.

District Ventures Capital is part of an ecosystem of support that delivers capital, mentorship and marketing to innovative consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies. Founded in 2015 by Arlene Dickinson, District Ventures Accelerator, District Ventures Capital, and Venture Communications operate with the sole purpose to turning successful companies into globally respected brands.

photo credit: Chickapea Pasta


Ted Liu
Ted Liu, M.Sc. (Mining Enginering), MBA (Finance), is the Editor of Private Capital Journal and the former Editor of Canadian Private Equity. Ted has been passionately tracking Canadian private capital industry since 1992, most recently served as Research Director for Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (CVCA) from 2013 to 2016.
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