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Top VC Investment Trends in the Food & Beverage Space

Thu, Jun 25, 2020 · 2:00 PM · EDT
About This Webinar

This Investor Series webinar from the Food Institute will feature three leaders in venture capital, discussing their thoughts on early-stage investing in the food and beverage industry. Topics covered will include the current state of venture capital; top food and beverage industry trends; and potentially disruptive (i.e., unicorn) food concepts and ideas. Whether you’re an investor, a food industry executive, banker or consultant, find out where the top VC minds are investing their capital for outsized returns.

This webinar is sponsored by:

Marcum LLP

Marcum LLP’s Food & Beverage Services group has the perfect recipe of knowledge and service capabilities to help you stay flexible. Our professionals provide the accounting, tax, and consulting services so that you can concentrate on the growth of your business. Just as our service capabilities are diverse, so, too, are the types of food and beverage clients we serve, including distributors and manufacturers, importers, restaurant chains, processors and packaging, agribusinesses, and retailers. https://www.marcumllp.com/industries/food-beverage

Who can view: Everyone
Webinar Price: Free
Featured Presenters
Webinar hosting presenter
Founder, Managing Partner - Harbinger Ventures
Megan Bent is the Founder and Managing Partner at Harbinger Ventures. A lifelong investor and entrepreneur with deep expertise in consumer brands, Megan has spent the majority of her career working to identify and scale high-growth, early-stage companies in the consumer sector serving as a lead director, problem solver, operator, strategic thinker and confidant to emerging entrepreneurs. In launching Harbinger in 2016, Megan began also leveraging a model that emphasizes female leadership and fosters close collaboration among entrepreneurs and investors to accelerate value creation. Prior to founding Harbinger in 2016, Megan served for a decade as co-founder and Managing Director of Revelry Brands, a unique consumer-centric direct investment platform for a multi-time entrepreneur.
Webinar hosting presenter
Founder, Managing Partner - Boulder Food Group
Tom Spier is the Founder and Managing Partner of Boulder Food Group. Tom previously co-founded EVOL Foods (now Conagra) and was the COO of Bear Naked (now Kellogg's).

In addition to his management role at BFG, Tom proudly serves on the board of directors of three non-profit organizations including Chef Ann Foundation, Just Label It and Growe Foundation. Chef Ann Foundation and Just Label It are focused at the national level on critical food related issues. The Growe Foundation works with Boulder Valley elementary schools to provide learning opportunities in school gardens. Tom is also the co-founder of the 929 Non-Profit Summer Series which takes place in Boulder, CO each summer. The event series benefits a variety of community nonprofits and raises funds on their behalf.

Tom was born and raised in Santa Fe, NM. He attended Santa Fe Preparatory School and then Vanderbilt University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with honors and dual degrees in Economics and Spanish. Tom lives in Boulder, CO with his wife and family.
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