Who We Are
BFG is a venture capital firm that seeks partnerships with early stage food and beverage consumer product companies. We work alongside exceptional entrepreneurs to ensure the business is able to deliver sustainable growth and outperform its competitors. In addition to providing our portfolio companies with capital, BFG provides teams with the advice most needed to make critical decisions and maximize opportunities. This advice spans operational strategy, tactical marketing, channel development, organizational design and capital planning.
What We Look For
We look to invest alongside passionate founders with an exceptional product(s), a disruptive and distinguished brand, and a clearly defined strategy. BFG seeks partnerships with organizations that are making positive environmental and social contributions, both locally and globally.
Prospective investments should include:
- Organic, non-GMO, and better-for-you products
- Have achieved or have a line of sight to achieving $1mm in trailing 12 month sales
Why We’re Different
We know the challenges associated with building brands and differentiated products. Our team’s leadership, background and network help our portfolio companies drive growth. Our portfolio companies have access to our network of industry partners with deep expertise in brand building, sales, marketing, operations, personnel recruitment, finance and strategy.
People. Product. Brand. Strategy.
The BFG Team
Founder & Managing Partner
Los Angeles, CA
New York, NY
New York, NY
Nimble Firm with Broad Reach
BFG is strategically aligned with some of the most prominent names in food and agriculture:
Arlon Group is a food and agriculture investment firm with a global network that supports investments across the entire food chain in the Americas. By specializing in food and agriculture, Arlon is uniquely positioned to understand the various challenges and opportunities food and agriculture businesses face. Through its principals and portfolio companies, Arlon has relationships with major food retailers, brokers, and distributors, in addition to deep penetration in food-service channels.
Rabobank is a global financial services leader providing wholesale and retail banking, leasing, and real estate services in more than 40 countries worldwide. Founded over a century ago, Rabobank today is one of the largest banks in the world, with nearly $1 trillion in assets, and ranks among the 10 safest banks globally. In the Americas, Rabobank is a premier bank to the food, agribusiness and beverage industry, providing sector expertise, strategic counsel and tailored financial solutions to clients across the entire food value chain.
CAULIPOWER reinvents our favorite foods to be naturally nutritious, righteously delicious and accessible to all. CAULIPOWER products use cauliflower, resulting in nutrient-rich, naturally gluten-free options lower in calories, sugar, sodium and fat than traditional offerings. Innovating a new market category by making convenient options that taste like conventional recipes easily available, CAULIPOWER proudly supports OneSun, a non-profit creating edible gardens at underserved schools across the country. CAULIPOWER is based in Los Angeles, CA.
Fourth & Heart
Fourth & Heart grass-fed ghee uses the highest quality butter sourced from a cooperative of farms in New Zealand and comes in a variety of flavors for all your cooking needs. Whether you’re a foodie, home chef, or cooking novice we have a product for you. Fourth & Heart is based in Santa Monica, CA.
MALK Organics makes delicious organic cold-pressed nut milks. Each bottle of MALK is made with over one cup of organic nuts and contains six ingredients or less. Our milks use no fillers, binders, or emulsifiers. MALK is based in Houston, TX
Barnana manufactures healthy, dehydrated banana snacks and coated banana snacks. All products are non-GMO verified and certified USDA organic. Barnana is based in Los Angeles, California.
OHi Food Co. has created a fresh line of refrigerated, plant-based superfood bars made with high quality whole food ingredients that are non-GMO, vegan, paleo and free from gluten, grain, dairy, soy and refined sugars. We simply put in the best and leave out the rest! Here at OHi, we are passionate about providing nourishment to our communities, our ‘ohana, by spreading a little ALOHA one bar at a time! Founded on Maui, HI, OHi is now based in Los Angeles, CA
Skratch Labs’ mission is to provide people with the inspiration, life skills, and products to take better care of themselves and their families.
Good Day Chocolate
Good Day Chocolate makes “chocolate with benefits” for busy adults. Candy coated for convenience, choose your benefit and have a Good Day! Headquartered in Boulder, Colorado.
Quinn is re-imagining classic foods by only using real ingredients, showing where they come from, and making it crazy delicious. Their innovative approach is cleaning up the snack category. Quinn Foods is based in Boulder, CO.
Chameleon Cold Brew
Chameleon Cold-Brew is a revolutionary way to drink and enjoy coffee. It’s cold brewed for more than 16 hours at a low temperature to produce a super smooth, less acidic, extra caffeinated coffee concentrate. All products use 100% organic Fair Trade Certified Arabica coffee and filtered water. Chameleon Cold-Brew is based in Austin, TX.
JC's Pie Pops
JC’s Pie Pops. The Greatest American Tradition. Frozen on a Stick. A tasty new twist on an American Classic. JC’s is based in Chatsworth, California.
Headquartered in Boulder, CO, Green Spoon is a non-GMO and organic brokerage company operating primarily throughout the western half of the United States. Green Spoon is based in Boulder, Colorado.
Cartograph is an eCommerce focused agency that helps food brands sell their products on Amazon. They support brands with strategy, pricing, SEO, advertising, and operations and logistics. Cartograph is based in Austin, TX.
Birch Benders is a gourmet pancake and waffle mix company made by just adding water. All products are non-GMO, certified Kosher and certified organic. Birch Benders is based in Denver, Colorado.
Bear Naked is a packaged foods company that produces granola, granola bars and ready to eat cereal. Bear Naked was purchased by Kashi, a subsidiary of Kellogg’s in 2007. Bear Naked is based in Battle Creek, Michigan.
EVOL manufactures and markets premium frozen convenience foods with a focus on pure and simple ingredients. EVOL was purchased by Boulder Brands in 2013. EVOL is based in Boulder, Colorado.
OLIPOP is the first clinically backed digestive health beverage that meets consumers’ real-world taste preferences in a delicious tonic that benefits the microbiome, digestive function and metabolic health. The Company is based in San Francisco, CA
Send us a message
If you would like to contact us regarding your opportunity please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the following with your submission:
- Tell us why you believe your company is a good fit based on our investment criteria
- Provide a detailed presentation on the business
- Include historical financials and a budget for the current year (3 year plan is preferred)