“The Bahraini “Perfectly Pressed makes healthy drinks taste good with 0 guilt. Searching for that perfect juice blend that tastes good but healthy? You’re conscious about your health, but you’re also sick of drinking water all the time? Oh, and do you also happen to be a vegan that struggles to find non-dairy beverages? Perfectly Pressed is definitely going to be your new best friend.”
Perfectly Pressed, Bahrain-based fresh cold pressed juice and nut-milk producer and distributor, have successfully closed their second round of funding, raising a total of USD 850,000.
The series will be used to cover the company’s expansion plans into the Central regions of Saudi Arabia.
The investment round, funded by two investors, has been led by FA Holding, who have acquired a 10.5% stake in the company for $200,000. The remaining $200,000 was funded by a Saudi investor operating in the F&B industry in the central region of Riyadh.
Commenting on the announcement, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Perfectly Pressed, Saniya Abdulaal, said: “It has been a tremendously successful year for us, from starting deliveries to 3 stores back in 2017, to over 42 stores across the island today. Entering the Bahraini market with healthy and fresh alternative beverage options that has contributed positively to diversify the Kingdom’s healthy lifestyle choices.
We are very pleased with the faith placed in our company, and look forward to working hand in hand with our new team in spreading our positive message across the region by expanding into the Kingdom of Saudia Arabia
FA Holding’s Managing Director, Fawaz Algosaibi, added: “We feel fortunate whenever we come across a startup with a brilliant team and a noble purpose. We’re very excited to be supporting them on their path towards making their delicious and highly nutritious beverage readily available across the region.”
Perfectly Pressed was launched in 2017 by co-founders Saniya Abdulaal and Hussain Kadhem. We started by asking Saniya about the story behind the launch and early success of Perfectly Pressed. “PP started when I began researching natural remedies to solve my personal health issues,” she responded. She went on narrating how she was facing digestion-related issues which prompted her to look for “clean” and easily digestible food to support her body. Little did she know her daily habit of drinking karak tea could transform her life. She was told this is one beverage she had to quit because of her lactose intolerance. This is when she created the dairy-free alternative with cashew milk. “cashew karak.” This was the turning point — the genesis of Perfectly Pressed, if you would! “That’s when I unknowingly created the first flavor and discovered alternative milk and juicing as a means to fuel my body with nutrients and feel better. Since discovering natural functional beverages I’ve found my calling,” Saniya noted. “From then on it became my life… I have taken countless courses in Asia, America, the Middle East and Europe now in the process of qualifying in the college of naturopathic medicine as a nutritionist to create more well rounded food & beverage products”