WE PROVIDE ALL THE ESSENTIAL TOOLS
TO HELP ENTREPRENEURS BLOOM AND REACH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL DURING
THEIR GROWTH JOURNEY.
Invest in highly selected early-stage food & beverage brands, disrupting stale categories through innovative products without sacrificing on quality or taste.
Assist founders / entrepreneurs with day-to-day operations and strategic advice across all areas of business to help build sustainable, best-in-class brands.
Facilitate a successful exit through a well-planned strategy & process and our extensive network of strategic players and financial institutions.
WE ARE THE FINANCIAL, OPERATING AND STRATEGIC PARTNERS OURSELVES WITH THE CAPITAL
We are a growth equity investment firm focused on emerging food & beverage brands. Our hands-on approach allows us to dedicate significant time and resources to each investment, leading to growth, driving value and delivering exceptional results.
We look to invest in innovative products without sacrificing on quality or taste. We typically invest in companies with attractive growth profile and fundamental unit economics. We stand behind passionate entrepreneurs and strong management teams who have a clear vision for their brands.
We have an extensive network and strong insight and understanding of the food & beverage space. We are uniquely positioned to provide entrepreneurs with financial, operating and strategic guidance across all aspects of business to develop successful food & beverage brands.
Besides providing growth capital, our best quality is to actively support emerging brands with significant value-added resources
BRAND BUILDING & MARKETING
SALES & DISTRIBUTION
FINANCE & OPERATIONS
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Robert Jakobi is a serial food entrepreneur. He is the Founder of BOU, the innovative food company bringing the joy back into cooking with a versatile range of bouillon, gravy and miso broth cubes, and instant soup cups. Robert launched BOU in May 2017. By disrupting a section of the supermarket that hadn’t seen innovation in decades he was able to grow into a national company overnight securing major retailers including Kroger, Sprouts, Wegmans, Walmart, Whole Foods, and over 8,500 other retailers.
Robert was previously CEO and Co-Owner of Metcalfe’s Food Company and Metcalfe’s skinny, which he launched with Julian Metcalfe in 2010. Metcalfe’s Food Company became the fastest-growing privately-owned food and beverage company in the UK. Metcalfe’s Skinny, a premium popcorn brand, was acquired by Snyder’s Lance in September 2016.
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Before pursuing his passion to work with entrepreneurs and family-owned businesses in the food & beverage space, David previously spent his career as an investment banker at Deutsche Bank and Nomura covering the consumer & retail sector across M&A and Capital Markets.
David was born in South Korea, raised in Argentina and has lived in the United States for 18+ years. He graduated from the McIntire School of Commerce at University of Virginia, where he majored in Finance and International Business.