Food safety firm adds to VC-heavy Series B

Sample6, a Massachusetts-based food diagnostics firm, has raised $2.5m from its founder to add to an existing $11m Series B round.

Sample6, a food diagnostics firm, has added $2.5 million to its Series B round, after founder and executive board member Tim Lui  committed to the round. The company’s Series B now totals $13.5 million.

Sample6, which launched food safety testing products for the resturant trade earlier this year, held a successful first stage of its Series B round last year, closing on $11 million after receiving commitments from Cultivian Sandbox, Flybridge Capital, an incumbent from the company’s Series A round and Canaan Partners, all US venture capital firms.

Canaan, which closed its 10th fund on $675 million last month, also has positions on the Board and Scientific Advisory Board of Sample6.

Sample6 also received $750,000 in debt financing from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Centre in 2012.