We want to work with next-generation businesses that are making
a mark on the future of food in one or more of the following ways…
Brooklyn Delhi creates delicious and nutritious condiments and sauces for modern American meals inspired by the timeless culinary traditions of India - a new kind of everyday flavor.
Fora wants to replace factory-farmed butter through its flagship, FabaButter. It's the only 1:1 replacer to dairy butter in terms of taste, mouthfeel, and cooking functionality. Now sold through foodservice channels nationwide in the US and Canada, Fora has plans for global expansion.
NoBull Burger is handcrafted veggieburger line that takes pride in only using real-food, quality ingredients to make an exceptionally tasting, plant-based, TRUE veggieburger.
Oxtale is the first "by the community, for the community" modern Asian food brand. They partner with acclaimed chefs to craft delicious dish starters that cut cook time for traditional Asian dishes in half.
Prommus is a purpose-driven company on a quest to tastily re-imagine traditional Middle Eastern cuisine, starting with a delicious hummus. Prommus donates one percent of sales to World Food Program USA in support of their fight against world hunger and global malnutrition.
True Made Foods turned America's favorite empty-calorie staples - Ketchup, BBQ Sauce and Sriracha - into superfoods by removing the sugar and naturally sweetening their sauces with real vegetables instead.
Gary has over 12 years of global experience in CPG, and heads up Launchpad, an open innovation program at Mars that is re-inventing the way Mars brands reach, engage and covert consumers through piloting with tech startups. His experience and passion lies in creating mutual value by bringing together entrepreneurs, change makers, and creative minds that have a shared vision.
Adah has 13 years experience in CPG and is currently part of the Food Strategy team, focused on growth opportunities across digital, food service and emerging brands. During her 7 years at Mars, Adah has leaned on her passion and ability to deliver innovation at scale: she’s led the global launch of Snickers Bites, key factory transformations, and deployed in-store execution excellence across 20+ countries.
James is the Managing Director of Jones Knowles Ritchie London. He has 18 years experience working with some of the world’s biggest CPGs, Corporate and Entertainment brands. He leads the Ventures business, building up over $100m+ of enterprise value in 2 years, through a portfolio that includes brands such as Hippeas, Bevel, Form and Ugly Water.
Alan is the Global Food Strategy Director at MARS. He has more than 16 years of experience in strategy consulting, investment banking, and business development. Prior to his work at MARS, Alan worked with some of the world’s largest consumer / retail companies and private equity investors while at Citigroup, Booz Allen, and Ernst & Young.
Caroline is an expert in leveraging strategic storytelling to build brands, to shape corporate reputation, and to lead through internal change management. She strongly believes in the power of purpose-driven initiatives to deliver growth as demonstrated in her award-winning work. Caroline is a vegetarian and has a passion for food – both cooking and eating!
Scott's past work includes building the Chobani Incubator, working in venture investment and incubation at ZXVentures (Anheuser Busch), projects for Pernod Ricard’s innovation team, and multiple product launches across software, pharma, medical devices, and cpg. He also founded the venture backed Fintech company, Margin, a real estate company, and a venture development agency, the Day Zero Agency.