CHICAGO, September 20, 2018 — S2G Ventures (Seed to Growth) a leading multi-stage investment firm focused on the food and agriculture industry, is pleased to announce four new additions to the team.
“We are thrilled to be adding Audre, Mike, Michael and Alex to the S2G team,” said Aaron Rudberg, Managing Director of S2G Ventures. “Their experience and skills are a tremendous addition to our team as we continue to actively invest and build out a world-class venture capital firm.”
Audre Kapacinskas joined S2G as a Vice President. She will focus on unlocking value for S2G, its portfolio companies and strategic partners. Prior to joining S2G Ventures, Audre was Director of Sales and Corporate Strategy at Uptake, a high-growth predictive analytics start-up delivering Artificial Intelligence solutions to the Industrial space. While at Uptake, she focused on Corporate Development, Strategic Partnerships and new opportunity incubation. Earlier, Audre worked for Stax, a boutique strategy consulting firm focused on assisting Private Equity firms with opportunity assessment, value quantification, and growth acceleration. Audre holds an Honours BA from the University of Toronto (Economics, International Relations) as well as an MA from Vilnius University.
Mike Wise joined S2G as an Associate. His responsibilities include research, evaluation and execution of potential investments. Prior to S2G, Mike was a management consultant at Deloitte, specializing in strategy and innovation projects across the consumer and industrial products sector. He graduated from Princeton University with an A.B. in Public and International Affairs.
Michael Robinson also joined S2G as an Associate. His responsibilities include analyzing and executing new and follow-on investments, conducting industry research, supporting S2G’s portfolio companies, and evaluating exit opportunities. Prior to S2G Ventures, Michael was a global investment banking analyst at RBC Capital Markets in New York. Michael graduated with an MBA and B.S. in Accounting & Finance from Indiana University, Kelley School of Business.
Alex Casey joined S2G as an Administrative Assistant. Her responsibilities include supporting the Managing Director and CIO, as well as the broader investment team. Alex was an elementary school teacher in Pennsylvania and moved to Chicago which prompted a career change. Prior to joining S2G Ventures, Alex served as an administrative assistant at InnerWorkings, a marketing execution firm based in Chicago. Alex received her bachelor’s degree from Gettysburg College in English and Elementary Education.
About S2G Ventures
S2G Ventures (Seed to Growth) is a multi-stage venture fund investing in food and agriculture. The fund’s mission is to catalyze innovation to meet consumer demands for healthy and sustainable food. S2G has identified sectors across the food system that are ripe for change, and is building a multi-stage portfolio including seed, venture and growth stage investments. Core areas of interest for S2G are agriculture, ingredients, infrastructure and logistics, IT and hardware, food safety and technology, retail and restaurants, and consumer brands. For more information about S2G, visit www.s2gventures.com or connect with us on Twitter and LinkedIn.