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 and/or non-GMO verified product(s)
  • 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.

People. Product. Brand. Strategy.

The BFG Team

Tom Spier

Tom Spier

Founder & Managing Partner

Boulder, CO

Dayton Miller

Dayton Miller

Partner

Los Angeles, CA

Ben Fenton

Ben Fenton

Vice President

Boulder, CO

Tyler Morgan

Tyler Morgan

Analyst

Boulder, CO

Alex Bernstein

Alex Bernstein

Venture Partner

San Francisco, CA

Michelle Brooks

Michelle Brooks

Advisor

New York, NY

Ben Fishman

Ben Fishman

Advisor

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.

Skratch Labs

Skratch Labs

Current Client

Skratch Labs’ mission is to provide people with the inspiration, life skills, and products to take better care of themselves and their families.

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Barnana

Barnana

Current Client

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.

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Evol

Evol

Past Client

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.

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Good Day Chocolate

Good Day Chocolate

Current Client

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.

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Green Spoon

Green Spoon

Current Client

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.

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Quinn Foods

Quinn Foods

Current Client

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.

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Chameleon Cold Brew

Chameleon Cold Brew

Current Client

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.

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JC's Pie Pops

JC's Pie Pops

Current Client

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.

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MALK Organics

MALK Organics

Current Client

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

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Birch Benders

Birch Benders

Current Client

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.

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Bear Naked

Bear Naked

Past Client

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.

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Send us a message

If you would like to contact us regarding your opportunity please send an email to dealteam@bfgpartners.com. 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)