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SEMINAL FOOD & NUTRITION

Healthcare Landscape
Seminal Trends Drive Change

Government

  • New era of smarter food safety

  • Food loss and waste reduction goals

  • Government connecting wellness and health, making prevention everyone’s priority

Society

  • Shifting preferences are
    transforming consumption, personalization

  • Rising consumerism, experience economy
     

  • Connected mobile living, convenience is king

Seminal Trends

There is an inter-generational shift underway, driving the values people expect from their food;

 

  • delicious and convenient

  • nutritionally dense, clean label

  • natural/organic and non-GMO

  • environmentally sustainable

  • low-impact packaging

  • available online & omni channel

Technology

  • Confluence of new technologies, rise of the platform
     

  • Payment and delivery innovation
     

  • Unprecedented data collection and sharing, data-driven food

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Mission
We invest for a healthier, more sustainable future. The Seminal Food & Nutrition strategy invests in innovative natural food brands and technologies that support sustainable modern health. 

Our goal is to improve the way families eat and cultivate a nutritionally dense, sustainable and low-waste food revolution.
Investment Focus Underpinned by Three Themes

Organic/Natural Non-GMO

  • Natural and organic ingredients

  • Nutritionally dense and minimally processed

  • Ocean friendly and sustainably sourced

Plant-based

  • Plant based alt-protein sources that are lower on the food chain and reduce carbon emissions

Efficient/Low Waste

  • OMNI channel production/delivery processes and technology that minimizes inefficiency, plastic and waste and democratizes the food system

Seminal Food & Nutrition Team
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John Haugen

Managing Partner

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Ryan Newcom

Partner

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Buck Buckley

Managing Partner

Co-founder and Co-CIO

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Peter Shoemaker

Operating Advisor

Partner American Discovery Capital

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Cyrus Vandrevala

Managing Partner

Co-founder and Co-CIO

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Kate Storey

Partner