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Connecting active investors and curated natural products companies.

We facilitate and foster curated deal flow with a combination of events, unique databases, and year-round networking.

Our community includes early stage and high-growth companies, active investors, service providers and industry mentors. Our participants represent all facets of the industry, including ingredients and technology, natural and organic foods, functional foods, supplements, personal care and household goods, and related technology solutions. We host five annual events, plus provide a year-round virtual platform that helps our community create meaningful connections.

Our Events

All 2022 in-person events will have hybrid elements, giving our community the option to experience the event via our virtual platform.
Event formats may change given local health and safety guidelines.

News

Recent Transactions in the Global Nutrition and Health & Wellness Industry

November 23, 2022

Facing the dark side of chocolate

Mondelēz International, Barrel Ventures, Regba Group and Trendlines are investing in Celleste Bio to bring its cell-based chocolate to market. The Israeli food tech startup is combating traditional chocolate’s sustainability and labor issues by producing cocoa through conventional cell culture methods

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November 9, 2022

Young Mountain Tea using new funding for good

 Young Mountain Tea has raised $1.1 million to construct a farmer-owned factory in India and produce zero-waste tea bags. The organic tea company will finance this project with a grant from USAID and Frontier Co-op and a pending equity investment. 

 

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October 26, 2022

The Dumplings that took TikTok by storm receive $10M investment

Xiao Chi Jie, a frozen dumpling brand, went viral on TikTok this year and now has the funding to match its trending status. Caleb Wang and Jennifer Liao started Xiao Chi Jie 

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October 12, 2022

The Rounds raises $38M Series A funding

Sustainable household restocking service, The Rounds, is an online shopping and delivery service similar to Amazon Prime or Instacart in its timeliness, but boasting less of an environmental impact. Instead of disposable packaging

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