Q&A with Coefficient Capital’s Anna Whiteman

Anna is a Vice President at Coefficient Capital, where she blends data and heuristics to invest in digitally powered consumer brands. Briefly introduce us to Coefficient Capital and your journey to the firm? Coefficient Capital is a $170M growth equity fund that typically leads Series A and Series B rounds for consumer startups.  Mainly, weContinue reading “Q&A with Coefficient Capital’s Anna Whiteman”

Q&A with Supernode Ventures’ Jenny Friedman

Jenny Friedman is the Co-founder & Managing Partner of Supernode Ventures, a pre-seed VC firm investing in entrepreneurs who help transform the way people live, work and socialize. Briefly introduce us to Supernode Ventures and how you came to found the firm.  I started my career at Goldman Sachs, working in investment management and gettingContinue reading “Q&A with Supernode Ventures’ Jenny Friedman”

Q&A with Daring’s Ross Mackay

Ross Mackay is the Co-founder of Daring, a plant-based chicken company. Briefly introduce us to Daring and your journey to founding the company.  I have been plant based for six years.  I felt that there was a need for healthier alternatives in the market; most of the plant-based foods I was consuming were contradictions toContinue reading “Q&A with Daring’s Ross Mackay”

Q&A with Bond Pet Foods’ Rich Kelleman

Rich is the Co-founder & CEO of Bond Pet Foods, a pet food company using biotechnology to create food that’s nutritionally comparable to conventional meat but without all the bad stuff. Briefly introduce us to Bond Pet Foods and your journey to founding the company. At Bond, we are using biotechnology to make pet foodsContinue reading “Q&A with Bond Pet Foods’ Rich Kelleman”

Q&A with BrandProject’s Hayden Williams

Hayden Williams is a Partner at BrandProject, an early stage venture capital firm, focused on investing in next generation consumer product, service, and technology companies. Briefly introduce us to BrandProject and your journey to the firm.  BrandProject invests in early stage consumer brands, typically as the first institutional investor.  I have been at BrandProject forContinue reading “Q&A with BrandProject’s Hayden Williams”

Q&A with Riverpark Ventures’ Spencer Krug

Spencer is a Principal at Riverpark Ventures, a New York City based early stage venture capital fund that focuses on high-growth, disruptive businesses with proven business models and innovative products and services. Tell us about Riverpark Ventures and your investment strategy? Riverpark Ventures is an early stage venture capital firm based in NYC.  We areContinue reading “Q&A with Riverpark Ventures’ Spencer Krug”

Q&A with Chomps’ Pete Maldonado

Pete is the Co-founder of Chomps, a better-for-you meat snack. Briefly introduce us to Chomps and your journey to founding the company. Chomps started as a side hustle between my Co-founder Rashid [Ali] and I in 2012.  We were both seeing a growing demand for grass-fed beef, especially in the crossfit and paleo communities, asContinue reading “Q&A with Chomps’ Pete Maldonado”

Q&A with Joywell Foods’ Karen Huh

Joywell Foods is a food tech company using microbial fermentation to create healthier sweetener alternatives derived from exotic fruits. Briefly introduce us to Joywell Foods.  Joywell Foods is a food tech company that uses microbial fermentation to cultivate sweet proteins from exotic fruits and create alternative sweeteners that are orders of magnitude sweeter than sugar. Continue reading “Q&A with Joywell Foods’ Karen Huh”

Q&A with Pop Up Grocer’s Emily Schildt

Emily is the Founder of Pop Up Grocer, a traveling pop-up grocery store showcasing the most exciting new brands in CPG and food and beverage. Tell us how you came to found the Pop Up Grocer? I’ve worked in the CPG space, in food and beverage specifically, for the entirety of my career. And I’veContinue reading “Q&A with Pop Up Grocer’s Emily Schildt”

Q&A with M13’s Gautam Gupta

Gautum Gupta is a Partner at M13, a full service venture platform that leverages their operating expertise to help founding teams excel. Briefly explain to us your journey to M13? I just by luck started my career in venture capital working at General Catalyst.  I originally joined as an intern and then spent eight yearsContinue reading “Q&A with M13’s Gautam Gupta”