Ampla is a tech enabled, modern line of credit solution that helps brands to grow with quick access to capital and simplify business operations by centralizing finances on one intuitive platform. Ampla provides scalable funding, built-in accounting automation, and pricing transparency combined to allow customers to focus resources on growing their business.
Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP (Anchin) is recognized as a top-tier firm nationwide in terms of its quality, management, scope of services and work environment. With a staff of approximately 360 and highly specialized industry and service teams, Anchin provides privately-held businesses and high net worth individuals with a wide range of assurance, tax, and advisory services, including accounting and auditing; tax planning and compliance; tax credits and incentives; growth, transition and exit strategies consulting; outsourced accounting; and litigation support, forensic accounting and valuation services.
Bank of America is one of the world's largest financial institutions, serving individuals, small- and middle-market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services. The company serves approximately 56 million U.S. consumer and small business relationships. It is among the world's leading wealth management companies and is a global leader in corporate and investment banking and trading.
Creating a world of good, one conscious business at a time. Our collective builds profitable businesses that benefit people and the planet. We are a team of industry veterans from the natural products industry. We love what we do, and the people and brands we work with. If you are looking to grow your brand, you've come to the right place.
Dwight Funding is a leader in providing working capital solutions and lines of credit to early and growth stage businesses in food and beverage. Dwight partners with entrepreneurs and equity providers to provide funding solutions designed specifically for the unique needs of growing consumer brands.
Foa & Son, an Alera Company is one of the leading Insurance Brokers in the Food Industry and currently protects more than 135 Food & Beverage companies. We are industry experts in the food supply chain, and understand how to negotiate coverage terms and pricing from an owners perspective. We help translate industry regulations, including the Food Safety Modernization Act, and ease the burden of FSMA compliance for clients. We have a passion for the Natural Foods and have a number of clients in the Plant Protein and Dairy alternative categories.
Servicing a unique and important part of consumer-driven business, the firm’s tailored experience and resources enable their clients to meet the unique range of legal challenges facing consumer brands such as brand and infrastructure development, raising capital, market implementation, consumer acceptance, and ultimately, selling their business.
The firm’s long-established relationships with investors, manufacturers, distributors, marketing companies and other consultants and advisors, makes the Giannuzzi Group a value-added legal practice.
Since 1993, Nicholas L. Giannuzzi, the firms’ managing partner has focused on the legal representation of small to mid-sized consumer products companies which have become some of the best known and most successful category leaders in the United States.
In 2010, Nick launched the Giannuzzi Group – the premiere law firm dedicated to guiding clients to achieving their business, brand and product development goals.
FounderMade is a future minded media company, with a focus on best-in-class content and experiences, created specifically for brand innovators of tomorrow.
Our ecosystem provides access to brand and solution discovery that propels your business forward — from pre-revenue to enterprise. Internationally recognized, FounderMade is the destination virtual & live platform for consumer businesses to activate accelerated growth.
JPG Resources builds companies and brands of all sizes through innovation and operational excellence. Our team of 60 industry professionals have deep experience in their respective fields, as well as true appreciation for the challenges brands face from startup to global reach.
MWNY is a preeminent packaging prototyping agency located in NYC. We specialize in the execution and realization of brand packaging. We build partnerships that drive development, creative, and production of packaging in all forms.
Within our packaging Innovation Labs we are able bridge the gap between design intent and realization by turning ideas into producible and manufacturable product(s) helping our brand partners make conscious and thoughtful decisions that increase speed to market and realize supply chain efficiencies.
Our teams diverse expertise has led to partnerships within every vertical of the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) / Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG); Beauty, Cosmetic, Fragrance, Personal Care, Home Care, Food, Beverage, Toy, Liquor & Spirits.
A deep integration affords our team better optics throughout the spectrum of brand development. Working directly with brand owners, creative proxies, and their manufacturers we provide turn-key solutions for efficient and effective product launches.
From multi-national corporations to emerging start-ups, packaging prototyping is the backbone of successful brands.
Pitch Publicity specializes in securing publicity. In fact, our name is derived from the pivotal function of gaining publicity; the pitch. From developing a strategic story angle for the media, to creating the perfect combination of program elements for a fundraising event; one of the primary keys to obtaining results that have an impact is a carefully crafted strategic message, or pitch. We understand what makes a story newsworthy and we respect journalists’ deadlines and needs. Pitch is about results. Our services are based on custom campaigns designed to produce results that match your company’s objectives to inform and educate.
BFY Capital, a privately-owned debt financing company is focused on providing growth capital to “better for you” consumer brands in the food, beverage, beauty and wellness sectors to support scale and growth with minimal dilution.
Doehler is a global producer, marketer & provider of technology-driven natural ingredients, ingredient systems & integrated solutions for the food & beverage industry. Our product portfolio of natural ingredients ranges from natural flavors, colors from natural sources, pulses & cereal ingredients, dairy & plant-based ingredients, fermented ingredients, dry fruit & vegetable ingredients, fruit & vegetable ingredients to ingredient systems.
“WE BRING IDEAS TO LIFE.” briefly describes Doehler’s holistic, strategic & entrepreneurial approach to innovation.
Gotham provides a national DSD platform with dedicated sales team and a large national merchandising team covering 3,500 plus locations across the US to get your brand launched and supported. By working with a select number of food and beverage brands in independents and chain location gives us the ability to grow and manage the products we represent. This is especially unique in today’s competitive environment that takes experience, contacts, hard work with a back-to-basics approach.
Founded in 1947, Holland & Hart is a full-service Am Law 200 firm with offices in eight states and in Washington, D.C. We deliver integrated legal solutions to regional, national, and international clients of all sizes in a diverse range of industries. For more information, visit www.hollandhart.com. Content includes attorney advertising.
Kerry is the world’s leading taste and nutrition partner for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical markets. We innovate with our customers to create great-tasting products, with improved nutrition and functionality, while ensuring better impact for the planet. Our leading consumer insights, global RD&A team of 1,100+ food scientists and extensive global footprint enable us to solve our customers’ complex challenges with differentiated solutions. At Kerry, we are driven to be our customers’ most valued partner, creating a world of sustainable nutrition, and will reach over 2 billion consumers with sustainable nutrition solutions by 2030.
The mission of The Norinchukin Bank is to fully support Japan’s agricultural,fisheries and forestry industries as the national-level organization of JA Bank Group,JF Marine Bank Group and JForest Group. Through this support, the Bank contributes to the development of food production and consumption and a better quality of life for the people living in local communities.
Securing stable profits through global investments as one of Japan’s leading institutional investors is an important activity that we undertake to fulfill our mission.
As we head into our 100th anniversary in December 2023, courageously facing change, we will pursue our unchanging mission and continue to challenge new horizons.
Ovaterra is the the first intelligent fertility content and commerce platform focused on optimizing fertility naturally including a proprietary line of patented nutraceutical and CPG products to support reproductive health.
RIND makes unique and crave-able whole fruit snacks powered by the peel. Fruit rinds are a nutritional powerhouse packed with fiber, vitamins and anti-oxidants. Our snackable slices are sweet and tangy and utilize the whole fruit to maximize taste and minimize food waste. The result is a wholesome, clean ingredient snack packed with flavor, texture and vitality. Keep it Real. Eat the Peel!
Whisps, America's best-selling cheese crisps snack company, is on mission to bring premium, quality cheese to people nationwide. Made with 100% “wheel” cheese and select premium spices, Whisps are made by cheese people, for cheese people. First, master cheesemakers craft our artisanal cheeses to perfection. Then we bake them into light, flavorful crisps—deliciously low carb, high protein and gluten free—for a high-quality and delicious snacking experience to beat even your cheesiest cravings.
Zuckerman Honickman, a fourth-generation family-run business backed by more than 130 years of experience, provides innovative packaging to many of the most iconic beverage brands in the world, as well as entrepreneurial, breakthrough brands. The company serves customers in every beverage vertical including sports drinks, craft beer, cider, craft soda, wine, spirits, and more.
AF Ventures invests in visionary founders building authentic, next-generation consumer brands driving omnichannel innovation. AF Ventures manages over 30 portfolio brands across the consumer landscape of food & beverage, health & wellness, beauty, personal care, and pet. Advocating for emerging growth brands, AF Ventures offers its portfolio a proprietary suite of resources to achieve large-scale impact, improving the health of future generations.
For 125 years, Bay State Milling’s purpose has been to provide food ingredients to promote the growth of nutritious, sustainable and accessible food choices. This relentless pursuit of better has spanned five generations of family ownership and continues to evolve as our food system—and the way we eat—changes.
FEED is a socially-conscious lifestyle brand with an enduring principle at the heart of what we do – that people’s choices of what to consume have the power to change the world. We offer meaningful ways for you to support our mission to end childhood hunger and every product we make and sell provides school meals to kids who need it most. From the bags you carry, to the places you gather, to the meals you share, we invite you to join our mission.
Our story is one about farms, family, food, people and planet.
The country of Colombia is where GoodSam has its main supply chain. A country rich in history but also in violence and class division. Colombia has a bad reputation for guerrilla groups, narcotics and political violence. What we've seen, as a company, is a country of hard working and passionate people, biodiversity and family values. One where everyone is working to be paid a fair wage and expects neighbors and business to take care of each other and the Earth.
A ground zero for organic and regenerative farming efforts Colombia is the second most biodiverse country in the world, lagging only after Brazil which is approximately 7 times bigger. It has the highest rate of species by area unit worldwide and it has the largest number of endemisms (species that are not found naturally anywhere else) of any country on the planet. About 10% of the species of the Earth live in Colombia.
Green Circle is a middle market with an advisory division at Green Circle Capital Advisors, www.greencirclecap.com, and a venture capital division that makes principal investments at Green Circle Foodtech ventures, www.gcfoodtech.com.
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Green Circle is a leading, boutique investment banking advisory firm led by experienced investment professionals and former operators that provides advisory services in raising capital and mergers & acquisitions. The firm’s focus is very specifically applied to middle market companies in certain segments of the health & wellness ecosystem. These include natural and plant-based products (food, beverage & supplement companies) Foodtech and Restaurants (primarily Restaurant-tech and chain concepts that are Better for you, Better for the Planet and Better tech-enabled to navigate the post-Covid landscape) where our experience, knowledge, and network are uniquely extensive. Green Circle’s reach is global, as we’ve represented clients in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa. Our client companies are typically led by bold entrepreneurs or family-owned.
HigherDOSE offers the hottest at-home wellness tools using nature-inspired technologies to get you high off your own supply. Our Infrared, PEMF, and Red Light devices elevate your health and beauty rituals, while our collection of body products boost the benefits. Welcome to The High Life.
We are food specialists investing across the value-chain. New Fare invests in early stage food and beverage businesses with distinct value propositions. We prioritize integrity - in people, in process, and in product.
SIX60 Partners is an operator led agency created to help growth stage CPG companies make the necessary steps to scale appropriately. We are not career consultants, we come from the brand side, and have walked many a mile in those shoes. From go-to-market strategies, to retail execution, to pricing models, to marketing support, to packaging redesign, to digital and social, and even guerrilla tactics we have led all aspects of the business. We run lean with a deep bench of contacts. Big finish - There are 660ft around an average city block... so as we they say... wait for it.... You can trust in the fact that we've been around the block. (oof. we know)
Founded in 1981 in Honolulu, Hawai'i by Hidehito Uki, a second-generation noodle maker from Japan, we are a family-run business providing craft ramen noodles to premier ramen shops, restaurants and grocery stores across North America, South America and Europe. Renowned for our artisanal and chef-driven approach, Sun Noodle creates fresh ramen and Asian noodles for restaurants and home cooks. Our retail products can be found at supermarkets, natural and specialty grocery stores and Asian markets across the U.S.
Founded in 2011, Emil Capital Partners (“ECP”) invests in early-stage growth companies in the consumer goods, consumer tech, retail, and digital media sectors. Recognized as one of the most active investment companies in the consumer space, ECP has partnered with more than 35 companies through its value-add investment approach. Representative past and present portfolio companies include Bare Snacks® (Exited to Pepsi), TCHO (Ezaki Glico), Chef’s Plate (Hello Fresh), Persona (Nestle), Ollie, Base Culture®, Cheribundi®, Goodbelly®, Zeel and Kidfresh. The fund is headquartered in Greenwich, CT and continues to look for disruptive opportunities.
At SPINS, we believe there’s more than meets the eye to data. As the leading provider of retail consumer insights, analytics and consulting for the Natural, Organic and Specialty Products Industry, we strive to transform raw data into intelligent and actionable business solutions.
Our mission is to maximize the value of information for growing the natural products industry. We carry out our mission by providing information, insight and a common language for the industry with which to understand and analyze consumer, retail and broad marketplace dynamics.
Constellation Capital invests in early-stage consumer goods companies within the health and wellness space. We work with entrepreneurs to build leading brands utilizing our marketing expertise, a rolodex of best-in-class industry professionals, and an extensive network of influencer and celebrity investors.
We started CORE Foods by going with our gut. We know it all starts with your core…health, immunity, wellness, you name it! So we made it our mission to craft snacks that do more for your core. Literally. Our functional ingredients like whole grains, prebiotic fiber, probiotics, and more, work hard to make your insides happy.
Factory is a scale-up facility and investor for food and beverage brands located in Bethlehem, PA. Our team of industry experts collaborates directly with entrepreneurs and founders to provide all of the resources startup companies need to compete with established brands and exit sooner.
For startups and evolving companies that need help navigating the financial complexities of their business, IronClad Consulting is a professional service firm that provides full stack financial leadership and resources to help strengthen their business and effectively manage growth – without the investment of hiring a full-time team.
We are strategic, hands-on professionals that believe in pragmatic solutions, choosing simplicity over complexity, to efficiently achieve your business objectives. From financial strategy and processes, to cash flow management and operational improvements, our fractional CFOs, controllers and accounting managers provide the strategic leadership, value-added insights, and day-to-day support for companies to achieve the next level.
RodeoCPG provides retail sales management services for emerging consumer brands. We craft customized strategies and execution plans to sustainably grow our partner brands' retail footprint at the highest fit accounts.
New Hope Network (formerly New Hope Natural Media) is at the forefront of the healthy lifestyle products industry. With solutions for the complete supply chain from manufacturers, retailers/distributors, service providers and ingredient suppliers, the network offers a robust portfolio of content, events, data, research and consultative services. Through its mission to grow healthy markets, the New Hope Network helps businesses identify the people, products, partnerships and trends that create opportunities to grow businesses and bring more health to people.