Michael Best’s Venture Best®
Michael Best’s Venture Best® team has a wealth of entrepreneurship and risk capital investing legal expertise available to clients across the nation. The Venture Best® team includes professionals who have “been there, done that” themselves, as venture-backed entrepreneurs as well as angel and venture capital investors. Due to this background, our Venture Best professionals bring value added insights to our clients’ opportunities and challenges, rooted in our diverse experiences on both sides of the counselor/client table.
Notley is a catalyst for social innovation unlocking opportunities with today’s impact organizations and changing communities.
Our mission is to scale and support businesses, nonprofits, individuals, and programs making positive change in the world. Everything we do is motivated by social innovation and entrepreneurial activity. Through educational events, programs and initiatives, Notley is creating a national social innovation ecosystem where innovative approaches give rise to more purposeful and profitable outcomes. Notley is effecting change at the systemic level – not just nonprofit-by-nonprofit or cause-by-cause, but as an ecosystem.
H-E-B, with sales of $28 billion, operates more than 400 stores in Texas and Mexico and is known for its innovation and community service. Recognized for its fresh food, quality products, convenient services, and a commitment to environmental responsibility and sustainability, H-E-B strives to provide the best customer experience and lowest prices. Based in San Antonio, H-E-B employs over 120,000 Partners in Texas and Mexico and serves millions of customers in more than 300 communities. For more information, visit HEB.com.
Brex helps startups of all sizes (from recently incorporated to later-stage companies) to instantly get a card that has 20x higher limits, completely automates expense management, kills receipt tracking and magically integrates with accounting systems.
Brex was founded by Henrique Dubugras and Pedro Franceschi, two engineers who previously founded Pagar.me, one of the largest payment processors in Brazil with over $1.5 billion in GMV. Brex is backed by the co-founders of PayPal (Max Levchin and Peter Thiel), Y Combinator, Ribbit Capital, Yuri Milner, and Carl Pascarella (former CEO of Visa). Brex is building the next generation of B2B financial services with better tech and without the restrictions of legacy technology.
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Sunrise Strategic Partners
Sunrise Strategic Partners provides growth capital and expertise to emerging brands in the healthy, active and sustainable living space. We team up with founders to add strategic value, share guidance on tactical priorities and leverage our industry relationships to maximize potential. The team at Sunrise has been growing businesses for over 30 years and has deep experience with the unique challenges and decisions that growing brands face. We partner with passionate founders who are ready to take their business to the next level, because we know scaling your brand can be a challenging journey. We know because we’ve been there.
Whether you’re a business, an institutional investor, or an individual preparing for the future, we can help you reach your goals through our best in class retirement services, insurance solutions, and asset management services.
Our offerings are based on experience—not quick wins or fads. Because we know that integrity, honesty, and comprehensive expertise are the right way to go—and the surest path to helping you reach your long-term financial stability goals.Visit the Website
Named one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2018 Top Company Cultures and Forbes 2019 Small Giants, Harvest Group is the trusted partner for CPG brands looking to grow their business at Walmart, SAM’s Club and Kroger. Our multi-functional team of retail experts leverages first class analytics and cutting edge strategies to fight for clients along every step of the retail journey. From product launches to strategic line reviews and everything in-between, we help our clients put more products in shoppers’ baskets, both in store and online. At Harvest Group, our culture is our competitive advantage. We prioritize integrity and excellence in everything we do– in our people, relationships, processes, and ultimately how we serve our clients.Visit the Website
Wild Hive is a leading marketing and communications firm for food and agriculture brands. We’re a uniquely experienced hive with expertise spanning key areas of the food chain—agriculture, nutrition, culinary, foodservice, food manufacturing, healthcare, and retail. And we know precisely how to apply this expertise to create integrated and impactful marketing programs.Visit the Website
Survey.com partners with brands to help them win at the shelf. Our goal is to empower brands with data and technology to offer targeted solutions to their specific retail challenges. The Survey.com platform prescribes data driven sales and execution strategies, at the store level, that result in increased sales, execution optimization and overall brand awareness.Visit the Website
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Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Amplify Snack Brands is a high growth snack food company focused on developing and marketing products that appeal to consumers’ growing preference for Better-For-You (BFY) snacks. Amplify’s portfolio of brands includes SkinnyPop, Pirate’s Booty, Paqui, Oatmega, and Krave, all of which embody our BFY mission of “snacking without compromise.”
Since 1904, Beck Flavors has been making custom flavors for our customers in the food and beverage industry. From ice cream, to coffee, to RTD beverages and beyond, Beck Flavors is your custom flavor house of choice. Because there is good, there’s better and then there’s BECK.Visit the Website
Vital Farms’ core mission is to bring ethically produced food to the table by coordinating a collection of family farms to operate with a well defined set of organic agricultural practices that includes the humane treatment of farm animals as a central tenet. By promoting the superior nature of the products, we want to encourage consumers to migrate from their traditional egg choices, and by doing so, create opportunities for more family farms to convert from harmful industrial practices.Visit the Website