If you look at investment trends we have moved away from social to more enterprise, hardware, health and fitness. Another vertical on the rise is food and tech. The food vertical is an exciting but still unproved IPO market but that hasn’t stop investors. Food and tech companies have seen a 37% increase in investments from 2012 as almost $350 million was raised according to CBInsights.
One venture capitalist who is looking to continue the investment growth in Food and Tech Companies is Cynthia Maxey (@CynthiaMaxey) of Bee Partners. Cynthia is hosting the 4th Annual Bay Area Food & Beverage Investor Fair. The Bay Area Food & Beverage Investor Fair is an opportunity for investors to meet and evaluate 46 outstanding food and beverage companies seeking investment capital.
A forum for accredited investors and select food and beverage companies. Presenting companies are pre-screened based upon the quality of a submitted presentation and the appropriateness of their investment opportunity.
There are opportunities across all stages of investment, including Seed and those seeking growth capital. Historically, investments have ranged from $25K to $10M.
12 companies will present 5-minute investment presentations in front of the audience
Anna’s Choice, CaliCraft Brewing Company, Hip Chick Farms, ICHI Dozo, Kuli Kuli, Love & Hummus, Love Grown Foods, Love with Food, Red Duck Ketchup, Sushirrito, Tomato Sherpa and Traveling Spoon
34 companies will present investment opportunities from exhibit tables
Bison Brewery, Brooklyn West, Charles Chocolates, Everly, evo, Feeding Forward, Frecipe, Fresh Picks, Grubshire, Holdaplate, Imagine Chocolate, LolaBee’s Harvest, Lucky Bolt, MateVeza, Mayzing Foods, Motorcycle Wineries, MOYO, Onigilly, Pacific Northwest Kale Chips, Pop Nation, Pristine, Provender, Raw Daddy, Rip van Wafels, Shurky Jerky, Sista Sandwich, Smari Icelandic Yogurt, Smart Catch, Sugar Knife, THEFINGO, Trucksome, Willo Cocktails and Zukay
2 companies are participating with exhibit tables
Brown Dog Mustard and San Franola
3:30 Event Commences and Exhibit Tables Open
3:45 Investor Fair Alum Success Story, Jon Sebastiani & Krave Jerky
4:00 Investors Panel, ‘What Information and Qualities Make a Food & Beverage Company a Compelling Investment’
4:30 Exhibit Tables
5:00 Twelve 5-minute Investment Presentations
6:30 Event Concludes
The event cost $25 for accredited investors and $100 for presenting company. You can RSVP Here http://foodinvestorfair.eventbrite.com
Interested investors contact me for a special promo code.
Food photo by: brookegrayphotography-62 on flickr