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BrightFarms Doubles Funding with $55m Series D

edsrw | June 27, 2018
Shoppers today seek upgraded experiences in everyday occasions, paving the way for craft chocolate. Manufacturers in this emerging segment, however, face several key challenges, said Brad Kintzer, chief chocolate maker at TCHO Chocolate.
READ MORE
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The 25 Most Innovative AgTech Startups In 2018

edsrw | June 27, 2018
The problems facing America’s farmers in 2018 are as diverse as their crop varieties: Labor shortages. Soil health. Food spoilage. Trade wars. Lack of access to data on seed pricing, yield information, and even commodity forecasting.
READ MORE
emil News

A Defining Moment For Craft Chocolate

admin | August 14, 2018
Shoppers today seek upgraded experiences in everyday occasions, paving the way for craft chocolate. Manufacturers in this emerging segment, however, face several key challenges, said Brad Kintzer, chief chocolate maker at TCHO Chocolate.
READ MORE
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Hello Fresh to Acquire Chef’s Plate

admin | November 2, 2018
HelloFresh announced an agreement acquire Toronto-based meal-kit competitor Chefs Plate.
READ MORE
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Investing in Milk + Honey

admin | April 30, 2019
Emil Capital Partners, an entrepreneurial private investment company with a mission to establish deep-value add partnerships with entrepreneurs building transformative businesses in the consumer space, announces its strategic investment with milk + honey, the Texas-based spa and beauty brand that provides exceptional spa experiences for men and women, focusing on safe, effective ingredients.
READ MORE
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Emil Capital Launches BevNET and NOSH Live Partnerships

edsrw | May 7, 2019
Emil Capital Partners was excited to announce our sponsorship of two must-attend summer events in New York City: BevNET Live and NOSH Live Events. At Emil, we pride ourselves on investing in companies that are transforming the consumer goods space. These events offer exclusive opportunities to learn from leaders in the beverage and natural food industries, as well as support emerging and innovative brands.
READ MORE
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Nestle Health Science Acquires Persona Nutrition

admin | August 23, 2019
Persona Nutrition, a personalized supplement company, has been acquired by Nestlé Health Science. “Persona’s expertise in personalized nutrition brings a new dimension to the growing...
READ MORE
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Volition Beauty – What’s Your Great Beauty Idea?

admin | September 18, 2019
Rather than tell you what beauty products you should want, Volition Beauty, a crowd sourced start-up, wants to loop you into the process.
READ MORE
emil News

Emil Capital’s Heritage of Strong Consumer Brands

admin | December 9, 2019
At Emil Capital, we invest in consumer brands. We have gravitated towards consumable goods historically because of our founding sponsor, The Tengelmann Group.
READ MORE
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Whistle Sports Raises $28M to Redefine Sports Media

edsrw | March 22, 2021
Whistle Sports is the latest startup that is redefining what it means to be a media and entertainment company for young audiences. It creates and distributes content and accepts audience submissions, enabling a collaborative community to evolve. It also partners with leading athletes, tastemakers, and brands to produce engaging and humorous content.
READ MORE
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PepsiCo acquires Bare Foods for $200M

edsrw | March 22, 2021
PepsiCo has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the US snack company that is primarily into baked fruits and vegetable snacks. The transaction will expand the company's snacking portfolio and further deliver on its MUMBAI: A global snack brand started by an Indian, Bare Foods has been acquired by American multinational food, snack, and beverage corporation, PepsiCo. PesiCo has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the US snack company that is primarily into baked fruits and vegetable snacks. The transaction will expand the company's snacking portfolio and further deliver on its vision to offer consumers more positive nutrition…
READ MORE
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Ezaki Glico Acquires TCHO, U.S. Chocolate Maker

edsrw | March 22, 2021
TCHO, a premium craft chocolate company known for its superior quality chocolate, has earned strong brand recognition in the US market and particularly amongst millennials, the generation with the highest purchase intent. The overall market in the premium chocolate category is expecting strong continued growth, and by acquiring TCHO and entering this market, Ezaki Glico aims to enhance its chocolate business.
READ MORE
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Chefs Plate announces close of $10M in new funding

edsrw | March 22, 2021
Chefs Plate, Canada's leader in the booming meal kit delivery market, announces $10M in new funding that includes the close of its Series C round of financing from Acton Capital, Emil Capital, InvestEco Capital and Comerica Bank.
READ MORE
emil News

Emil Capital successfully exits Data Council

edsrw | March 22, 2021
Family-office investor Emil Capital Partners made a strong return on its recent exit of its investment in Data Council, which partners with food and beverage makers to produce data streams that get stored in a centralized database. Emil Capital, backed.
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BrightFarms opens $10M greenhouse west of Chicago

edsrw | March 22, 2021
BrightFarms, a New York-based company with a new 160,000-square-foot hydroponic greenhouse in Rochelle, about 80 miles west of Chicago, made its first shipment of greens to Mariano's stores over the weekend. Next come tomatoes in the fall. BrightFarms represents the latest massive greenhouse operation to seize upon growing demand for year-round locally grown produce in the Chicago area.
READ MORE
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Web Video Company Kin Community Raises $13.5 Million to Fund International Expansion

edsrw | March 22, 2021
Kin Community, a web video company that both produces original content and works with a stable of top digital media creators, has raised $13.5 million in series D financing.
READ MORE
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On-demand massage service Zeel takes over West Coast rival

edsrw | March 22, 2021
Zeel Networks Inc., the New York startup and innovator of the on-demand massage, is muscling its way across the West Coast. The company agreed to buy San Francisco-based MassageNow, bolstering Zeel's market share in California where it competes with Beverly Hills-based Soothe Inc.
READ MORE
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Tcho partners with World Cocoa Foundation to improve quality of Ghana’s cocoa

edsrw | March 22, 2021
Despite its youth and size, San Francisco-based chocolate maker Tcho is making large-scale efforts to improve the global cocoa market, starting with Ghana. The company is collaborating with the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) to introduce a “Flavor Lab” at the Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana to show farmers the direct link between quality at the farm level and increased value for their product.
READ MORE
emil News

A Defining Moment For Craft Chocolate

admin | August 14, 2018
Shoppers today seek upgraded experiences in everyday occasions, paving the way for craft chocolate. Manufacturers in this emerging segment, however, face several key challenges, said Brad Kintzer, chief chocolate maker at TCHO Chocolate.
READ MORE
emil News

Investing in Milk + Honey

admin | April 30, 2019
Emil Capital Partners, an entrepreneurial private investment company with a mission to establish deep-value add partnerships with entrepreneurs building transformative businesses in the consumer space, announces its strategic investment with milk + honey, the Texas-based spa and beauty brand that provides exceptional spa experiences for men and women, focusing on safe, effective ingredients.
READ MORE
emil News

Emil Capital Launches BevNET and NOSH Live Partnerships

edsrw | May 7, 2019
Emil Capital Partners was excited to announce our sponsorship of two must-attend summer events in New York City: BevNET Live and NOSH Live Events. At Emil, we pride ourselves on investing in companies that are transforming the consumer goods space. These events offer exclusive opportunities to learn from leaders in the beverage and natural food industries, as well as support emerging and innovative brands.
READ MORE
emil News

Emil Capital’s Heritage of Strong Consumer Brands

admin | December 9, 2019
At Emil Capital, we invest in consumer brands. We have gravitated towards consumable goods historically because of our founding sponsor, The Tengelmann Group.
READ MORE
emil News

Emil Capital successfully exits Data Council

edsrw | March 22, 2021
Family-office investor Emil Capital Partners made a strong return on its recent exit of its investment in Data Council, which partners with food and beverage makers to produce data streams that get stored in a centralized database. Emil Capital, backed.
READ MORE
portfolio News

BrightFarms Doubles Funding with $55m Series D

edsrw | June 27, 2018
Shoppers today seek upgraded experiences in everyday occasions, paving the way for craft chocolate. Manufacturers in this emerging segment, however, face several key challenges, said Brad Kintzer, chief chocolate maker at TCHO Chocolate.
READ MORE
portfolio News

The 25 Most Innovative AgTech Startups In 2018

edsrw | June 27, 2018
The problems facing America’s farmers in 2018 are as diverse as their crop varieties: Labor shortages. Soil health. Food spoilage. Trade wars. Lack of access to data on seed pricing, yield information, and even commodity forecasting.
READ MORE
portfolio News

Hello Fresh to Acquire Chef’s Plate

admin | November 2, 2018
HelloFresh announced an agreement acquire Toronto-based meal-kit competitor Chefs Plate.
READ MORE
portfolio News

Nestle Health Science Acquires Persona Nutrition

admin | August 23, 2019
Persona Nutrition, a personalized supplement company, has been acquired by Nestlé Health Science. “Persona’s expertise in personalized nutrition brings a new dimension to the growing...
READ MORE
portfolio News

Volition Beauty – What’s Your Great Beauty Idea?

admin | September 18, 2019
Rather than tell you what beauty products you should want, Volition Beauty, a crowd sourced start-up, wants to loop you into the process.
READ MORE
portfolio News

Whistle Sports Raises $28M to Redefine Sports Media

edsrw | March 22, 2021
Whistle Sports is the latest startup that is redefining what it means to be a media and entertainment company for young audiences. It creates and distributes content and accepts audience submissions, enabling a collaborative community to evolve. It also partners with leading athletes, tastemakers, and brands to produce engaging and humorous content.
READ MORE
portfolio News

PepsiCo acquires Bare Foods for $200M

edsrw | March 22, 2021
PepsiCo has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the US snack company that is primarily into baked fruits and vegetable snacks. The transaction will expand the company's snacking portfolio and further deliver on its MUMBAI: A global snack brand started by an Indian, Bare Foods has been acquired by American multinational food, snack, and beverage corporation, PepsiCo. PesiCo has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the US snack company that is primarily into baked fruits and vegetable snacks. The transaction will expand the company's snacking portfolio and further deliver on its vision to offer consumers more positive nutrition…
READ MORE
portfolio News

Ezaki Glico Acquires TCHO, U.S. Chocolate Maker

edsrw | March 22, 2021
TCHO, a premium craft chocolate company known for its superior quality chocolate, has earned strong brand recognition in the US market and particularly amongst millennials, the generation with the highest purchase intent. The overall market in the premium chocolate category is expecting strong continued growth, and by acquiring TCHO and entering this market, Ezaki Glico aims to enhance its chocolate business.
READ MORE
portfolio News

Chefs Plate announces close of $10M in new funding

edsrw | March 22, 2021
Chefs Plate, Canada's leader in the booming meal kit delivery market, announces $10M in new funding that includes the close of its Series C round of financing from Acton Capital, Emil Capital, InvestEco Capital and Comerica Bank.
READ MORE
portfolio News

BrightFarms opens $10M greenhouse west of Chicago

edsrw | March 22, 2021
BrightFarms, a New York-based company with a new 160,000-square-foot hydroponic greenhouse in Rochelle, about 80 miles west of Chicago, made its first shipment of greens to Mariano's stores over the weekend. Next come tomatoes in the fall. BrightFarms represents the latest massive greenhouse operation to seize upon growing demand for year-round locally grown produce in the Chicago area.
READ MORE
portfolio News

Web Video Company Kin Community Raises $13.5 Million to Fund International Expansion

edsrw | March 22, 2021
Kin Community, a web video company that both produces original content and works with a stable of top digital media creators, has raised $13.5 million in series D financing.
READ MORE
portfolio News

On-demand massage service Zeel takes over West Coast rival

edsrw | March 22, 2021
Zeel Networks Inc., the New York startup and innovator of the on-demand massage, is muscling its way across the West Coast. The company agreed to buy San Francisco-based MassageNow, bolstering Zeel's market share in California where it competes with Beverly Hills-based Soothe Inc.
READ MORE
portfolio News

Tcho partners with World Cocoa Foundation to improve quality of Ghana’s cocoa

edsrw | March 22, 2021
Despite its youth and size, San Francisco-based chocolate maker Tcho is making large-scale efforts to improve the global cocoa market, starting with Ghana. The company is collaborating with the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) to introduce a “Flavor Lab” at the Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana to show farmers the direct link between quality at the farm level and increased value for their product.
READ MORE