Month: October 2015
Seed 2 Growth Ventures, the fund backing companies including Beyond Meat and Shenandoah Growers, is looking for more investments in food and agriculture businesses focusing on health and sustainability. read full article
In the late summer of 2010, I took what would become a transformational trip to Spain.
In Valencia there is a beautiful Central Market with 100 or so vendors each selling food, each with their own specialty such as tomatoes, peppers, jamon, spices. I ate a peach from a local farmer named Paulo and it was an epiphany. I realized I had never eaten a peach before. The peaches I had eaten back home were just mere shadows of the real thing and I wondered why. As I dug into it deeper I discovered that our food system here in the US was just designed to do something different. And for the most part, it does exactly what we as consumers told it to do. Give us lots of meat, fruit and vegetables on demand, regardless of seasonality, make it convenient and cheap. Fill up our bellies with lots of calories, we don’t care where those calories really come from, how they are produced and what their impacts are. Read More
Seed 2 Growth Ventures, a food and agriculture venture fund, has launched with $125 million in funding. The fund will focus on “healthy, sustainable and local food.” So far S2G Ventures has invested in a number of companies that include ShopWell, a digital platform for personalized food recommendations; Maple Hill Creamery, a maker of yogurt and other diary products from organic milk; and Shenandoah Growers, a fresh herbs brand. read full article