February 17, 2016

The startup growing 30 times more produce per acre on New York, Chicago rooftops

Gotham Greens is hard to miss, given that it’s in a large, glowing greenhouse on top of a Whole Foods store in Brooklyn. The agriculture-tech startup produces climate-controlled produce for nearby restaurants and stores in New York and now Chicago.
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.
December 3, 2015

3 Things Every New Company Must Do

I am new to the 'food space,' but have been around startups for 20+ years now. While I certainly have a lot to learn still about building a business from scratch, one thing that I have seen to be true and it continues to be true for aspiring food companies is that your customers have to LOVE what you are making.
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.