Japan's Base Food received ¥400m with backing from Rakuten Ventures.

Base Food, a Japan-based producer of nutritionally-enhanced pasta and bread, has received ¥400m ($3.7m) in series A funding from investors including Rakuten Ventures, the corporate venturing subsidiary of e-commerce firm Rakuten, TechCrunch Japan reported on Monday.

XTech Ventures, Global Brain and undisclosed angel investors also contributed to the round, which came after $890,000 in funding from Global Brain in October 2017.