Nourish Ventures as a Partner

We at Nourish Ventures are committed to helping our partners grow and achieve the goals we share.

We are a group of food scientists, culinary experts, and investors, focused on adding value to the partnerships we form. We invest in companies in two ways: financial investment and strategic work. The latter can take many forms from formulation to product development, to help with scale-up, to commercialization. However we can help, we will.

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Primary Areas for Investment

Nourish Ventures invests globally in early-stage and growth-stage ventures competing in four main areas of focus.
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    New Protein

    Novel ingredients, processing technologies, and platforms that help create credible alternatives to animal protein, without compromising human and planetary health.

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    Sustainable Value Chains

    Solutions that enable the transition to a food system that is net-zero. Areas of interest include the digitalization of supply chains, transparency and traceability, the circular economy, and upcycling.

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    Next-Gen Food Systems

    Technologies and business models that help accelerate the development of increasingly accessible, efficient, desirable, and sustainable food systems. The focus is on new ways of designing, producing, and distributing food.

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    Enablers of Improved Nutrition

    Ingredient technologies and platforms that promote and advance functional, targeted, and personalized health and nutrition.


Value Proposition

At Nourish Ventures, we are a mix of passionate food scientists, culinary chefs, and impact-driven investors embedded in the food industry. Our team is global, with regional presence in the US, Europe, and Asia Pacific, and with a dedicated innovation center in Chicago. We support entrepreneurs through every stage of growth using the breadth and depth of our joint capabilities and expertise.
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    Build, Validate, and Scale

    We are dedicated technical and business team that proactively supports and coaches entrepreneurs as their companies grow. From rapid prototyping and the validation of product-market fit, to scaling, commercialization, and global expansion. The Nourish Innovation Center allows the team to create scalable solutions used in the production of alternative proteins. These solutions encompass a wide range of products and are achieved leveraging the most flexible equipment.

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    Access to the Market

    We have a global footprint, longstanding market experience (more than 100 years), and industry access that will guide you down the most viable and scalable paths. This includes access to the capabilities and customer base of Griffith Foods, Custom Culinary, and Terova.

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    Strategic Partnerships

    Strategic fit is key for us at Nourish. We partner in a mutually-beneficial way to support and accelerate the growth of our partners, while also pursuing our joint mission and goals.

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    Access to Capital

    We invest globally in early-stage and growth-stage ventures in our four focus areas, where there is both a strong strategic and financial case. We support our portfolio companies with financial and fundraising advice, and with access to our network of investors.

Blazing a trail toward a brighter food ecosystem.

Our parent and sister companies Griffith Foods, Custom Culinary, and Terova, are perfect partners for the team at Nourish Ventures as it supports the growth of our partners.

Griffith Foods
Griffith Foods is a global product development partner specializing in food ingredients from seasoning and sauces to breadings, coatings, flavors, bakery products, and more.
Custom Culinary
Custom Culinary® specializes in providing foodservice and food processing professionals with real, authentic branded and proprietary culinary flavor systems.
TEROVA serves modern society with premium, sustainable ingredients, and products grown with a farmer first approach and full traceability.

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