Tossed, the seven-strong salad bar concept led by Vincent McKevitt, has raised expansion funds of £1.5m through Beringea, the venture capitalist. The proceeds will fund further site launches for the London-based group, which majors on selling freshly-prepared salads and also a clutch of other items such as wraps and smoothies. McKevitt, who launched the business in 2005, said in a statement: "We are very excited about the next stage of the Tossed journey. "The funding from Beringea will enable us to continue to develop the brand and to establish ourselves as the top healthy eating destination in the Capital." Tossed's seven sites include a flagship at the Westfield centre in west London and its latest store, which opened last week, on Mortimer Street in the West End. Beringea has previously invested in a number of other restaurant chains, such as Loch Fyne and Ma Potters. Following the investment, one of group's directors, Karen McCormick, will join the Tossed board as a non-executive director.