301 INC is an energetic and enthusiastic team looking to collaborate with emerging food brands; to roll up our sleeves and work together to create breakthrough innovations and build successful businesses. If you have a product that has demonstrated success in the market, and you’re ready to take it to the next level, let’s elevate it.
Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. We understand that proper nutrition is the foundation for living the best life possible. That’s why we develop science-based nutrition products to nourish your body at every stage of life. Our products help babies and children grow, keep bodies strong and active, and support the unique nutrition needs of people with chronic illnesses — to make every stage of life a healthy one.
Abrams & Company
Ivan is a highly successful banker and entrepreneur, with a passion for helping early stage businesses. With more than two decades of management and leadership experience, he has built his private debt fund, Abrams & Company, Inc., into one of the leading sources of non-dilutive working capital financing, and advisory support, to emerging food and beverage brands, and to the broader CPG community. Since 2015, Abrams & Company has grown, on average, by more than 25% annually. While Abrams & Company’s funding engagements range in size from $100,000 to $15,000,000, it focuses primarily on brands with annual sales from $1MM to $15MM as an initial entry point for funding. Beyond being a significant source of capital, Ivan’s primary expertise is working closely with private equity firms, boards, and management teams, to help emerging brands scale, and increase their valuations in preparation for exit. In addition to the above, Ivan has advised several brands in the cannabis industry, having completed in depth research into the DEA’s, FDA’s, DOJ’s and congressional guidelines relating to the hemp marketplace. The results of his work are now considered industry standard by many of the nation’s leading law firms and consultants in the sector.
The Ajinomoto Group is a global leading company in food and amino acids products. Our businesses are mainly derived from our proprietary amino acid technology, which include consumer foods, specialty food ingredients, human nutrition products, animal and plant nutrition products, specialty chemicals for pharmaceuticals, cosmetic ingredients, regenerative cell culture medium and others. Our history began in 1909 with discovery of “Umami”, one of amino acid and entered into market with Ajinomoto®, the world's first umami seasoning. Since then, we have expanded our business by leveraging bioscience and specialty chemical technology through innovative food products and solutions. Our group vision is “Eat Well, Live Well”, to contribute to the world’s food and wellness, and to better lives for the future. For more information, visit ajinomoto.com
Allergy Research Group
For more than 40 years, Allergy Research Group has been known for the highest quality and most cutting-edge hypoallergenic supplements available.
Founded in 1959 by Rich DeVos and Jay Van Andel, Amway is a privately held company based in Ada, Mi. Amway vision is to Help People Live Better Lives. A world leader in direct selling that offers consumer products and business opportunities with a global footprint that stretches across six continents with a presence in more than 100+ countries and territories. Amway has more than one million Amway Business Owners (ABOs) who are supported by more than 16,000 employees who work in hundreds of locations around the world. Amway supports ABO’s with innovative and unique products on Nutrition, Beauty, Home and Energy/Sports categories. Our family of global brands include Nutrilite, Artistry, Espring, Legacy of Clean and XS Energy.
Applied Food Sciences
Innovative, Functional Ingredients. For over 20 years, Applied Food Sciences (AFS) has brought inspiration and innovation to functional ingredients for the natural products industry. Quality is transparent through organic farming, ethical sourcing, and sustainability. AFS cares about every stakeholder from rural farmers to the largest companies in the world. Notable ingredient launches include: PurCaf® Organic Caffeine, V-70™ Hemp Heart Protein, AFS.Hemp™ Broad-Spectrum Hemp Extract, and AMATEA® Organic Guayusa Extract
Balchem Human Nutrition and Health
Balchem products positively impact the lives of countless consumers daily, from coffee creamers, muffins and cereals that inspire the morning to nutritional supplements that help provide the focus and vitality you need to get through the day. These aren’t just words – we’ve been leading in food and nutrition for decades. We pioneered and built the markets for choline and chelated minerals, verified by hundreds of human studies on our products. We lead in technology that reduces food waste through encapsulated preservation. We perfected the caramel swirls in ice cream that changed the game in frozen desserts. We improve the taste, nutrition profile, and mouthfeel of sports drinks and snacks to make them taste better to help you perform. Come grow with us — our dedication to excellence will be your advantage as you solve today and shape tomorrow.
Bimbo Bakeries USA
Bimbo Bakeries USA is a leader in the baking industry, known for its category leading brands, innovative products, freshness and quality. BBU’s portfolio includes a number of well-known and well-loved brands, including: Thomas’, Sara Lee, Entenmann’s, Little Bites, and Oroweat. As part of Grupo Bimbo, the world’s largest baking company, BBU is proud to share the company philosophy – to be Highly Productive and Deeply Humane. The venture team is looking to collaborate with growing food companies, with whom we can leverage the company’s extensive global resources to add value and build scale.
Black Bear Partners
Black Bear Partners is an investment firm focused on providing financial and intellectual capital to entrepreneurs of consumer-oriented businesses. Based in Dallas, Texas, we focus on businesses between $3 million and $20 million in top-line revenue that are gaining market share in established categories through a compelling consumer proposition or format. We are our partner companies with the tools, leadership and capital required to achieve shared goals of lasting consumer relevancy and outstanding profitability.
Btomorrow Ventures (BTV) is the corporate venturing unit of BAT. BAT is building A Better Tomorrow by reducing the health impact of its business by transforming into a truly consumer-centric multi-category CPG company. We are dedicated to partnering with ambitious and passionate entrepreneurs to realise their vision by providing a platform to enhance innovation and accelerate growth.
Bush Brothers Bean Company
Bush’s® is That Beautiful Bean Co.—a quality-obsessed, family-owned business since 1908. We believe in the goodness of the humble bean, a food that’s equally good for humans and the earth. When you enjoy our beans, you can trust that they’re the very best. Because we wouldn’t serve your family anything less. Since we got our start more than 110 years ago in Chestnut Hill, Tenn., Bush’s has always maintained that quality is the best policy. We pursue excellence and exceptional taste in our beans, sauces and everything we do. That’s why, from mouthwatering Baked Beans to Chili Beans to our newest Sidekicks, you’re cooking up the best with Bush’s. For more information, visit www.bushbeans.com
Campbell Soup Company
Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) is a multi-national food company headquartered in Camden, N.J., with annual sales of approximately $8.1 billion. We make a range of high-quality soups and simple meals, beverages and snacks. Our company is driven and inspired by our purpose: Real food that matters for life’s moments. For generations, people have trusted us to provide authentic, flavorful and readily available foods and beverages that connect them to each other, to warm memories, and to what’s important today. Our portfolio is focused on two distinct businesses in our core North American market: Snacks and Meals & Beverages. This focus enables us to leverage iconic brands and strong positions in the market where we have the greatest presence. Led by our iconic Campbell’s brand, our portfolio extends beyond soup to foods such as Pepperidge Farm cookies including Milano and Farmhouse, Goldfish crackers, Snyder’s of Hanover pretzels, Lance sandwich crackers, Kettle Brand and Cape Cod potato chips, Late July snacks, Snack Factory Pretzel Crisps, Pop Secret popcorn, Emerald nuts, V8 beverages, Plum baby food, Swanson broths, Prego pasta sauces, Pace Mexican sauce, and Pacific Foods broths, soups and non-dairy beverages. For more information, visit our website or follow company news on Twitter via @CampbellSoupCo.
The Clorox Company is a multinational manufacturer and marketer of products used every day in millions of homes, healthcare settings and other businesses around the world. Nearly 90 percent of Clorox Company brands hold the No. 1 or No. 2 market share positions in their categories. The company’s products include its namesake bleach and cleaning products; Clorox Healthcare™, HealthLink®, Aplicare® and Dispatch® products, Green Works® naturally derived home care products, Pine-Sol® cleaners, Nevex®, Ayudín®, Mistolín® and Poett® home care products, Fresh Step® cat litter, Glad® bags, wraps and containers, Bon Bril® cleaning utensils, Kingsford® charcoal, Hidden Valley® and KC Masterpiece® dressings and sauces, Brita® water-filtration products, and Burt’s Bees® and gud® natural personal care products. Clorox is headquartered in Oakland, Calif., and employs about 8,400 people worldwide and manufactures products in more than two dozen countries and markets them in more than 100 countries.
The Coca-Cola Company is a total beverage company with products sold in more than 200 countries and territories. Our company’s purpose is to refresh the world and make a difference. Our portfolio of brands includes Coca-Cola, Sprite, Fanta and other sparkling soft drinks. Our hydration, sports, coffee and tea brands include Dasani, smartwater, vitaminwater, Topo Chico, Powerade, Costa, Georgia, Gold Peak, Honest and Ayataka. Our nutrition, juice, dairy and plant-based beverage brands include Minute Maid, Simply, innocent, Del Valle, fairlife and AdeS. We’re constantly transforming our portfolio, from reducing sugar in our drinks to bringing innovative new products to market. We seek to positively impact people’s lives, communities and the planet through water replenishment, packaging recycling, sustainable sourcing practices and carbon emissions reductions across our value chain. Together with our bottling partners, we employ more than 700,000 people, helping bring economic opportunity to local communities worldwide.
DSM Nutritional Products
Royal DSM is a global purpose-led, science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living. DSM’s purpose is to create brighter lives for all. With its products and solutions DSM addresses some of the world’s biggest challenges whilst creating simultaneously economic, environmental and societal value for all its stakeholders; customers, employees, shareholders, and society-at-large. DSM Nutritional Products, a division of Royal DSM, is a world leading supplier of vitamins, carotenoids and other nutritional solutions in the areas of Animal Nutrition & Health, Human Nutrition & Health and Personal Care & Aroma Ingredients.
Duas Rodas International
One of the five most innovative Brazilian companies in its segment, Duas Rodas is reference in ingredients for the Food, Beverage & Nutraceutical industry. Pioneer in the extraction of essential oils, it is the largest flavor house in Brazil, with more than 90 years of experience. Duas Rodas has presence in over 30 countries with six manufacturing units in Latin America, three in Brazil and units in Chile, Colombia and Mexico. Its broad portfolio include flavors, extracts, fruit and vegetable powders and flakes, all produced with internationally certified quality and safety, including products with international certifications such as Kosher, Halal, Organic Products and Fair for Life, FSSC22000 and SMETA.
Factory is a team of experienced operators who acquire meaningful equity stakes in high potential food, beverage and pet health companies, and partner with them to rapidly build value. Our 31 team members have expertise in sales, marketing, product development, food science, manufacturing, distribution, supply chain, logistics, package engineering, food safety, consumer insights, social media, finance, and legal. We are based in a one-of-a kind, custom-built, 40,000 sq. ft. innovation and scale-up facility, where we provide partner companies with support and resources so invested capital can be used for growth, not SG&A.
Flagship Pioneering conceives, creates, resources, and develops first-in-category life sciences companies to transform human health and sustainability. Since its launch in 2000, the firm has applied a unique hypothesis-driven innovation process to originate and foster more than 100 scientific ventures, resulting in over $30 billion in aggregate value. To date, Flagship is backed by >$3 billion of aggregate capital commitments, of which over $1.4 billion has been deployed toward the founding and growth of its pioneering companies alongside >$10 billion of follow-on investments from other institutions. The current Flagship ecosystem includes Denali Therapeutics (NASDAQ: DNLI), Evelo Biosciences (NASDAQ: EVLO), Moderna Therapeutics (NASDAQ: MRNA), Rubius Therapeutics (NASDAQ: RUBY), Seres Therapeutics (NASDAQ: MCRB), and Syros Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: SYRS).
Healthy Lifestyle Brands
Healthy Lifestyle Brands is a health and wellness company which helps visionaries (health and wellness experts, doctors, fitness icons, athletes, celebrities and artists) positively impact the world by building health and wellness businesses around their personalities, brands and expertise. The company is committed to helping people live healthier lives and believes that making healthy choices should be easy. To make this a reality, Healthy Lifestyle Brands works with visionaries and companies to expand their impact and connect with more consumers through their tools, products and services. Consumers want brands they can trust, so the company partners with sustainable, healthy and transparent brands that will deliver on their promises.
Ingredion Incorporated (NYSE: INGR) headquartered in the suburbs of Chicago, is a leading global ingredient solutions provider serving customers in more than 120 countries. With annual net sales of nearly $6 billion, the company turns grains, fruits, vegetables and other plant materials into value-added ingredients and biomaterial solutions for the food, beverage, paper and corrugating, brewing and other industries. With Ingredion Idea Labs® around the world and more than 11,000 employees, the Company develops ingredient solutions to meet consumers' evolving needs by making crackers crunchy, yogurt creamy, candy sweet, paper stronger, and adding fiber to nutrition bars. For more information, visit Ingredion.com
International Flavors and Frangrances
At IFF (NYSE: IFF), an industry leader in food, beverage, health, biosciences and sensorial experiences, science and creativity meet to create essential solutions for a better world – from global icons to unexpected innovations and experiences. With the beauty of art and the precision of science, we are an international collective of thinkers who partners with customers to bring scents, tastes, experiences, ingredients and solutions for products the world craves. Together, we will do more good for people and planet.
Kerry Group is a world leader in food taste and nutrition serving the food and beverage industry, and a leading supplier of added value brands and branded foods to the Irish and UK markets. The Group has achieved sustained profitable growth with current annualized sales of approximately €6.6 billion. Headquartered in Tralee, Ireland, the Group employs over 23,000 people throughout its manufacturing, sales, technology and application centers across Europe, North America, South America, Australia, New Zealand and Asian Markets. We supply over 15,000 food, food ingredients and flavor products to customers in more than 140 countries worldwide. We have established manufacturing facilities in 24 different countries and international sales offices in 20 other countries across the globe. Kerry Group plc is listed on the Dublin and London Stock Markets since 1986 and has grown to become one of the largest and most technologically advanced manufacturers of ingredients and flavors in the world. Spanning all major food categories, Kerry's core technologies and global resources in culinary, dairy, lipid, meat, cereal, sweet and beverage systems and flavors provide innovative, practical product solutions to food manufacturers and food service companies. By utilizing our core strengths, gaining synergy from combining technologies and taking a systems approach to opportunities, Kerry excels in value creation for our customers through integrated customer-focused development programs.
KEEN Growth Capital
KEEN Growth Capital partners with founders and management focused on evidence-based food solutions to urgent health and wellness issues. With the experience and resources to help our companies achieve rapid scale and financial growth we unlock exceptional financial and social value for impact that comes full circle.
Laurel Heights Equity Partners
Laurel Heights Equity Partners invests in early stage consumer companies. The firm seeks to partner with entrepreneurs primarily in the food and beverage sectors, including brands, services, ingredients, and technology. Laurel Heights Equity Partners is based in San Francisco and has been supporting emerging companies since 2012.
At Life Extension, you can count on the highest quality products backed by science, formulated using only the finest ingredients. But, we’re more than a supplement maker — we’re your partner on a journey to better health. And that means providing meaningful guidance every step of the way. When you put something in your body, you should have complete confidence you’re getting the nutritional benefits your body deserves. At Life Extension, The Science of a Healthier Life means we deliver exceptional products and real results.
Lyra Growth Partners
For emerging consumer brands with strong vision and potential broad appeal, Lyra brings together agile, brand savvy coaching and unfettered smart capital to help accelerate growth and maximize value. We are not a traditional private equity fund—we are founders and operators investing our own money under our own terms. We are looking to partner with inspired entrepreneurs and make a difference together. Our leader Charles Chang was President & Founder of Vega, which he started from scratch in his basement and ten years later sold to White Wave Foods for $550 million.
Manna Tree is a Vail, Colorado-based investment firm committed to improving human health through nutrition. The firm invests in and actively partners with growth-stage companies. We believe the future of health, well-being, and longevity is attainable through innovation in food. Manna Tree has made six investments to date: Vital Farm, Verde Farms, MycoTechnology, Nutriati, Gotham Greens, and Evolve BioSystems.
Mattson & Co
Mattson is an employee-owned Silicon Valley-based insights, strategy, and development firm. We bring a holistic approach to clients both large and small, utilizing our decades of cross-category experience to deliver bespoke, end-to-end product innovation solutions.
We combine customer research and analysis with trend forecasting and creative concept creation. The results drive our team's world-class and award-winning product development practice. We're driven by strategy, innovation, and insights, and our culinary developers, food scientists, scale-up specialists, and regulatory experts assure that what we develop is commercialization-ready, at whatever scale our clients require.
It’s this approach that’s enabled us to create one-of-a-kind products over 45+ years in business.We believe in making our clients’ aspirations come to life by building products for success and in the process, creating the future of food and beverage.
We Make Food Happen™
Natural Products Canada
Natural Products Canada (NPC) supports the commercialization of naturally-derived products and technologies in health and life sciences, agriculture and agri-food, natural resources, and sustainable bioproducts. We have made five investments since launching our investment program in March 2017, and experienced one exit: FireRein has developed a powerful fire-fighting compound made entirely of natural materials, leaving no environmental impact on the natural surroundings. Mazza Innovation has an advanced process for extracting valuable components from plant material. Its 2018 acquisition by Sensient, a global leader in natural flavours and fragrances, created NPC’s first exit. Island Water Technologies is taking the wastewater management sector by storm with its high-tech tools that harness the power of microbes. Chinova Bioworks has created a mushroom-based natural preservative that has captured the interest of major players in the food and beverage industry, as well as investors like DSM Ventures, AgFunder and Rhapsody Ventures. BioTEPP is solving a major problem for fruit growers with its natural pesticide that protects apple, pear and other trees from damaging insects like the codling moth. We see enormous potential in Canadian natural products. If you are interested in pursuing opportunities in the natural products sector, please talk to us.
Nature’s Way, Inc.
Our journey began 50 years, when our founder was on a personal quest to find products that could help support his wife’s health. This quest led to an herbal renaissance in America and the creation of Nature’s Way. We are proud to celebrate our 50th Anniversary in 2019 and look forward to building upon our history of innovation. At Nature’s Way, we believe that Nature has given us the foundation to be our healthiest selves. It’s why it is our mission to provide products that harness the best nature has to offer, embrace the wisdom of traditional health practices, and evolve to support modern health needs. Through this commitment consumers feel confidence in the quality and care that we put in every Nature’s Way product. It’s not just our Way — It’s Nature’s Way.
Next Gen Nutrition Investment Partners
NGN is an emerging investment manager focused on high-growth, disruptive early stage F&B companies that offer superior nutrition with a reduced or positive impact to the planet. The Fund is led by experienced executives with over 60+ years of managerial and operational experience in the food and beverage industry at firms such as Kraft/Mondelez, Kellogg’s, P&G, Heinz, and Cadbury’s. James Cali and Andrew Towle are widely regarded as knowledgeable operating partners that understand the fundamentals of operating food & beverage companies both in the US and internationally, and the requirements needed to help young companies bring their products to the next level in the market. This expertise leads to i) better deal flow as our experience is very attractive to Founders/CEOs giving NGN access to most compelling companies; ii) we work closely with our CEOs as advisors, leveraging our operational experience to maximize growth and ensure outstanding in-market execution, thereby delivering stronger portfolio company performance; and iii) we manage exits with an insider’s POV given our experience on the corporate acquisition side as we know what “good looks like” and our networks give us direct access to industry corporate venture groups and C-suite for most major food companies. We are at www.ngn-ip.com
NutriOriginal is a manufacturer and distributor of health ingredients for dietary supplements and functional foods. Our portfolio of ingredients is made of botanicals, its concentrates and its particular nutrients.
The fundamental pillars of the company are agriculture sustainability and health science. Plantations are located in Spain, Finland and India. Traditional harvesting of botanicals can deliver many consistent health benefits for all of us as well as being the source of income for hundreds of families to live from Mother Earth. The founders and partners of the company are responsible for the preservation of over a100 acres of land in several locations in the south of India. These plantations are assigned to local cooperative farmers who are trained on good agricultural practices to grow fruits, vegetables, and other plants in a chemical free environment. This program enables the botanicals to be certified organic under European and North American standards. The biomass is treated in simple water extractions, or ethanol-based solutions to produce valuable concentrates with high nutrient values. The result of the process is a free-flowing powder to be used in dietary supplements or functional foods around the world with an aim at Clean Label.
Additionally, we have team up with research organizations to develop and document novel and improved ingredients, with technologies such co-crystallization and nanoencapsulation. We consider ourselves a ”customer centric company” and run our distribution operations from our premises in USA, Spain, Mexico and Brazil.
Feel free to reach out, we will explain how our ingredients can help in your formulations. We are proud members of Organic Trade Association, NPA, ABC, CRN & NCN.
Nutraceutical Resource Group, LLC
Nutraceutical Resource Group (“NRG”)is an international consulting, advisory and investment firm in the nutrition and wellness industry with an emphasis on functional foods & ingredients and nutritional supplements. NRG is uniquely positioned to provide small to mid-sized companies with essential guidance across the entire spectrum of the business from sourcing, production, distribution, investment and growth, brand development and sales, and import/export regulatory compliance both domestically and throughout Asia Pacific. NRG’s process is to first evaluate foundational requirements in the nutritional industry and seek out ways to improve upon established practices and procedures. In this respect, we aim to connect key raw material producers with corresponding key contract manufactures in a manner that creates increased market share for both parties. Next, we evaluate client needs by seeking to fill voids that have gone unfulfilled either because they have yet to be developed or are operating but under performing. Based on NRG’s background and experience, we can provide a comprehensive business development strategy to improve upon existing practices or introduce entirely new products to the nutraceutical space at large by way of capital infusion and/or strategic guidance and partnerships.
ONCE Ventures, Inc.
ONCE Ventures, the venture capital arm of Otsuka’s Nutraceuticals division, seeks to deliver a healthier and more sustainable future by empowering visionaries and innovators. We invest in entrepreneurs across North America who are at the forefront of innovation and share our passion for delivering better health outcomes in the Active Nutrition, Healthy Beverages, Plant-Based Foods, and Supplements categories. Our approach is simple: Partner with early-stage companies that are working to improve the lives of their consumers and leverage our knowledge and capabilities to propel them forward. For 100 years, Otsuka has executed its mission of building a healthier world through groundbreaking creativity and innovation. The Otsuka group is a global organization of 180 companies with nearly 45,000 employees and annual revenues of approximately $13 billion. Otsuka operates in 28 countries and regions, conducting business across Pharmaceuticals and Nutraceuticals. Otsuka’s global Nutraceuticals platform is spearheaded by brands and companies including POCARI SWEAT® in Japan, Nature Made®, MegaFood®, and Daiya® in the U.S., and Nutrition & Santé in Europe. Despite the increase in scale, size, and influence over the years, Otsuka has remained true to its core identity and family roots: A big venture company that thinks unconventionally and challenges the status quo.
Partnership Capital Growth
Partnership Capital Growth is a regional private equity and investment banking firm focused on healthy lifestyles services and products. PCG partners bring over 100 years of experience advising, investing in, and operating the most popular consumer brands in the nutrition industry over the past two decades. We work with companies whose mission is to make the world better and are committed to creating value through practicing strong values (‘value and values’). Since 2006, PCG has syndicated and invested nearly $500 million with the combined (realized / unrealized) portfolio valued at approximately 2x invested capital. As an investor, PCG focuses on growth businesses with proven success where additional capital and experience can substantially accelerate growth. As an investment banker we assist owners in realizing their goals, either raising capital, restructuring and recapitalizing or selling their business. PCG has participated in the purchase or sale of over 40 different healthy lifestyle companies. Key portfolio companies include DryBar, Anytime Fitness, Sambazon, Gaia Herbs, Numi Tea, Designer Protein, Cytosport, and The Alaska Club — among others. We understand growing businesses, know how to partner with focused managers, and provide an approach that delivers alignment at all levels.
PepsiCo generated more than $67 billion in net revenue in 2019, driven by a complementary food and beverage portfolio that includes Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker and Tropicana. PepsiCo's product portfolio includes 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in annual retail sales. At the heart of PepsiCo is Performance with Purpose: a goal to deliver top-tier financial performance while creating sustainable growth and shareholder value. In practice, Performance with Purpose means providing a wide range of foods and beverages from treats to healthy eats; finding innovative ways to reduce our impact on the environment and reduce our operating costs; providing a safe and inclusive workplace for our employees globally; and respecting, supporting and investing in the local communities where we operate.
RCV Frontline is an early-stage venture capital fund dedicated to investing in ambitious entrepreneurs and helping underserved early-stage founders navigate the challenges of building their businesses.
RCV Frontline was founded by industry veterans Andrew Reynolds of RCV Partners and Jeff Grogg of JPG Resources. With Reynolds and Grogg’s more than 30 years of combined experience in the industry, they possess a first-hand appreciation for the day-to-day challenges brands face when trying to scale.
Reynolds brings a decade of operational experience and savvy working with mission driven founders who are passionate about solving identified problems. Jeff Grogg is the founder and managing director of JPG Resources, a leading food & beverage innovation and commercialization group that specializes in the natural foods space, providing food venture creation guidance. RCV Frontline leverages its partners’ extensive ecosystems and resources to build sound and sustainable businesses that outperform their competitors.
RCV Frontline typically participates in Seed and Series A round financings with emerging brands in the food, beverage, and food technology space. RCV Frontline works with founders to share best practices from operational strategies and organizational design, to finance and capital planning.
To learn more about RCV Frontline and portfolio holdings, please visit www.rcvfrontline.com. RCV Frontline will continue to be actively investing throughout 2023.
Suan Farma, Inc.
At SUANFARMA we supply and distribute raw materials for the nutraceutical, pharmaceutical, and veterinary industries on a worldwide basis. We provide assistance for each country’s regulatory environment. Our core competencies are the quality assurance and international regulatory support that complements our sourcing capabilities. We value fundamentals like the importance of customer service, on target delivery times, and we acknowledge that these tools along with a clear understanding of the local regulatory environment afford greater speed to market. Products include: Botanicals, vitamins, amino acids, proteins, and specialty items. Our offerings include proprietary, clinically tested, and patented ingredients.
Suntory was established in 1899, starting from the production and sales of wine. Since then, Suntory has continuously expanded its business and become a global company, covering alcoholic beverages, soft drinks and health foods, and delivering a wide selection of products to consumers internationally. Currently, Suntory has global market share of 4th position in the soft drinks category and 3rd position in the premium sprits category after the acquisition of Beam Inc. Inheriting the DNA as the first Japanese whisky-creating company, Suntory is famous for its innovative product development capability. Suntory has been offering new value in soft drinks to consumers with the aim to bring happiness and wellness into everyday life. Suntory has also been conducting business in health foods, seeking out ingredients that contribute to health and verify ways of maximizing their benefits scientifically.
Uriach is a company that believes in leveraging scientific research to harness the power of nature as the best (and most sustainable) way of looking after human health and wellbeing. This is why we are 100% focused on Natural Consumer Healthcare. Our mission is to generate a positive impact on the health and life of people as well as seeking to benefit the planet as a whole. We offer the consumer the very best natural products, based on solid science and innovation.
With over 182 years of history, Uriach’s brands are positioned in several consumer categories and segments with different brand architectures. Some of our iconic brands include Aquilea, Fisiocrem, Laborest, Aerored, Fave de Fuca, Utabon, Biodramina and Halibut, with a presence in the main European markets. Today, Uriach has over 800 collaborators. Uriach has subsidiaries in central Europe’s largest Markets (Spain, Italy, Portugal, Germany, Austria, Switzerland), exclusive partnerships in Eastern Europe (Greece, Romania), and exports to more than 20 additional countries in the world.
In addition, Uriach has an e-commerce multi-brand retailing division, specialized in food suplements and natural solutions (www.naturitas.com).
Uriach has been registering double-digit growth for the past ten years, thanks to its adaptability and development of cutting-edge products that highlight its commitment to society.
Uriach is committed to innovation, long-term growth and International expansion, and is looking mostly for opportunities in the Consumer Health area, especially in natural products and food supplements.
Powered by their vision of the healthiest family on earth, since 1992, USANA has developed and manufactured high-quality, award-winning nutritional supplements, healthy foods and personal care products that are sold in 24 markets around the world including the United States, China, South Korea, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Mexico, Malaysia, the Philippines, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Thailand, France, Belgium, Colombia, Indonesia, Germany, Spain, Romania, and Italy. Since 2012, the USANA Foundation, a charitable arm established to ensure impoverished children and families reach their fullest potential by providing food and nutrition, has donated more than $10 million in 26 countries around the world to provide more than 40 million meals.
WM Partners LP
WM Partners LP (“WMP”) is an asset management firm specializing in Private Equity investments. The firm was founded in 2015 by a team of prominent veterans of the Pharmaceutical and Nutrition industries. WMP's experienced management team provides a wealth of knowledge, expertise, and support it its investments. WMP focuses on the management of small to mid-sized companies specifically in, but not limited to, the Nutrition and Natural Personal Care industries. The firm seeks out companies that aim to benefit from WMP's operational expertise, strong management, and access to resources. The firm is located in Fort Lauderdale, FL.