January 11, 2016

Organic, local, sustainable. But can startups make sure food is safe?

Americans want to know more about what they're eating: Where does this food come from? Was it grown in an organic, sustainable way that I can feel good about? And was it handled safely before it reached my plate.
December 30, 2015

Want to end 2015 on a good note? Here’s an option with many returns.

When it comes to funding those that are “doing good” in the world, philanthropy isn't the only answer. Increasingly, investors are looking to for-profit, socially minded entrepreneurial ventures (including several in Chicago) that have the potential to benefit both sides of the equation: These enterprises create products and services for the good of society, and they can realize a return for investors.
November 14, 2015

What Entrepreneurs Get Wrong About Funding

There are plenty of places outside of the Valley with access to funding, incubators, and expertise—Chicago, Boston, New York, and Austin, among others. But before opting for any of these locales, entrepreneurs should start with a far more relevant and fundamental question: Where’s my customer?
November 4, 2015

The big money of changing food and agriculture tech

Venture capitalists put more money into the food and agriculture industries year after year, hoping to get in early with the companies that could transform the way the world eats.
October 30, 2015

Bloomberg business back to the roots

How Sweetgreen salad chain is finding rapid success with a focus on sustainable, healthy food ordered at the touch of a button. read full article
October 30, 2015

LA Times tackles vegetarian food options

When the LA Times covers the growing options of food choices for vegans and vegetarians, they turn to Beyond Meat’s founder Ethan Brown read full article
October 26, 2015

S2G Ventures eyes more investment in healthy, sustainable food

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.
October 21, 2015

New food/agriculture venture fund S2G Ventures launches with $125 mln

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.”
October 21, 2015

With $125M, Chuck Templeton’s S2G Ventures Looks to Fund Healthy Food Businesses

A new VC fund led by OpenTable founder Chuck Templeton and other veteran investors just launched to back innovative food and agriculture businesses, and says it's the largest food/agriculture fund in the US.