In this episode, I speak with Chris Kerr, the investment manager for New Crop Capital.
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About Chris Kerr
Chris Kerr has more than two decades of leadership experience in financial and venture capital management. As Investment Manager for New Crop Capital, Chris manages deal flow, and performs asset and market level analyses. He also serves as director at MIXONIUM Group Holdings Inc., Pitcairn Financial Group, and Anark Corporation, and as managing partner at Abele Kerr Investments.
Why You Should Listen
Chris Kerr is one of the first people to help funnel early-stage investments for vegan food companies. In the early 2000s, he worked with the Humane Society of the United States to manage their investments into the plant-based food industry and played a key role in helping Daiya cheese secure distribution in Whole Foods Market. With New Crop Capital, Chris is helping some of the top brands that we know and love through investment funding as well as mentorship, all with the goal of advancing plant-based food and reshaping the food system.
Chris now serves as the investment manager for New Crop Capital, a specialized private venture capital fund that invests in entrepreneurs whose products or services replace foods derived from conventional animal agriculture. In this episode, he shares more about his background in the investment world and tips he has for entrepreneurs on how to spot opportunity in the market and grow a successful, sustainable business.
If you want to know more about what has happened behind the scenes to make many of the products you know and love show up on shelves OR if you’re an aspiring entrepreneur yourself, you won’t want to miss this interview!
People/Companies/Resources Mentioned in This Episode
- New Crop Capital
- Humane Society of the United States
- Miyoko’s Kitchen
- Good Catch Foods
- Ocean Hugger
- Field Roast
- Daiya Cheese
- Whole Foods Market
- Beyond Meat
- Ethan Brown
- Hain Celestials
- Hampton Creek
- Good Food Institute
- Tyson invests in plant-based meat
- Cargill invests in meat alternatives
- Derek Sarno and Tesco
- Glass Walls Syndicate
- Stray Dog Capital
- Follow Your Heart
- SOS Ventures
- Purple Carrot
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