Through our direct investing strategy, we partner with entrepreneurs to create and build successful businesses. Our industry focus is in consumer packaged goods (CPG) and related consumer-facing businesses, with a particular emphasis in impact-driven businesses. We also co-invest with financial sponsors whose objectives and approach are well-aligned with our own.
Investment focus areas:
FOOD & BEVERAGE
A sample of our portfolio companies...
Yellow Leaf not only makes the world’s most comfortable hammocks; they also empower weavers in Thailand to break the cycle of poverty and build a brighter future.
Founded in 2018, Alladapt Immunotherapeutics is a private biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of prescription therapeutics to address food allergy.
Founded in 2013 when the Klein and Apostolopoulos families opened their first fresh scooped yogurt bar in Seattle’s iconic Pike Place Market. Their secret family recipe for traditional Greek yogurt is now available in retail grocery stores in the Pacific Northwest, and will soon debut in more markets across the country.
Launched in 2011 Tadah! Foods are leading the way in the freezer set with flavor-focused plant-based foods. Their line of entrees & appetizer celebrates the inherent goodness of nutritious ingredients while using time-honored cultural recipes to make each bite a delight.
Justin's makes naturally delicious almond butter, hazelnut butter, peanut butter and organic milk, white and dark chocolate peanut butter cups. It was sold to Hormel for $286 million.
Senda is a fair trade sports ball company that provides sports equipment to nonprofit organizations using soccer to improve their communities.
Founded in 2009, KRAVE is a leading producer of culinary-style meat and poultry snacks. It was sold to Hershey for $240 million.
gimMe Snacks was launched in 2012 as the world's first producer of USDA Certified Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified seaweed snacks.
Before Brands invented the SpoonfulOneTM line of childhood nutritional products, which is the most advanced line of products available to help reduce the risk that a food allergy will develop in a healthy infant as they grow up.
Founded in 2012, Chapul was the first to bring insect protein into the US market, with a mission of introducing insects as a healthy and sustainable source of nutrition. Chapul has cpg branded product lines and wholesales raw materials as a way to leverage the regenerative potential of insect farming globally.