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WHAT IS ACCELFOODS?
With $40M under management, AccelFoods is a venture capital fund that invests in early-stage food & beverage companies. We partner with driven founders with unique products and go-to-market strategies to create new categories and reimagine existing ones.
WHAT VALUE WILL YOU ADD TO MY BUSINESS?
Alongside our capital, we work tactically with founders to scale businesses quickly and smartly by providing unique access to industry leaders, sharing distinct expertise to solve a range of business needs, and building solid infrastructure to sustain growth.
HOW WILL YOU WORK WITH MY COMPANY?
With over 34 portfolio companies, we've learned there may be some shortcuts, but there is no single formula. In every partnership, we strive to support each founder's specific needs as they grow their businesses. We provide each of our portfolio companies with a proprietary suite of resources that help connect the dots between them and the broader food and beverage ecosystem.
WHAT TYPES OF COMPANIES DO YOU INVEST IN?
We work with early- and growth-stage packaged food & beverage companies with a path to grow to $100MM+ in sales.
WHAT TYPES OF COMPANIES DO YOU NOT INVEST IN?
At This time, we do not work with restaurants, food-retail concepts, cannabinoids, or alcoholic beverages.
WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR IN A COMPANY AND ITS FOUNDER(S)?
We look for innovative high-quality products and go-to-market strategies disrupting the food & beverage landscape.
We look to partner with early-stage entrepreneurs who are relentless, resourceful, and resilient as well as experienced entrepreneurs who are deliberate, strategic, and determined. We expect our entrepreneurs to exemplify the highest standard of professionalism and quality.
MY BUSINESS IS WOMEN-OWNED. HOW WILL AN INVESTMENT FROM ACCELFOODS AFFECT THAT?
AF is a women-owned and operated fund, which means we provide a unique perspective as investors and consumers. In addition, our equity is women-owned, so AF's ownership in your company will not diminish your women-owned status.
WHAT INVESTMENT STRUCTURES DO YOU USE?
Just as every company is unique, so too is every transaction. We have the ability to invest in a multitude of structures, be it convertible debt, common or preferred equity, or secondary liquidity events.
DOES ACCELFOODS LEAD ROUNDS?
Yes, we lead rounds, but we also co-invest. We are strong believers in the benefits of partnerships. We are collaborative in our investment approach and co-invest with our investors and alongside other funds. We’ve learned that so long as there is true alignment on strategic initiatives, priority of infrastructure and execution, investors and companies benefit from multiple partners. We take pride in opening doors for you, not closing them.
CAN I SEND YOU SAMPLES OF MY PRODUCT?
We would love to try your product! Please email us at: info @ accelfoods.com to arrange a shipment of samples to our office so we can make sure someone is there to receive them.
CAN I SHARE A PRESENTATION/SUMMARY DECK?
Yes! Please attach it to an email and send it to info @ accelfoods.com and we'll happily take a look.