Malta, June 27th, 2019 – PeakBridge invests €1.7 m in the Swedish zero sugar food company Luthman Backlund Foods AB (LUB Foods) in order to support the company's strong international expansion plan. LUB Foods develops, manufactures and markets tasty and healthy snacks, protein bars, confectionery, ice cream, sweeteners and other "functional foods" under the brand name NICK's. NICK's offers "a lot better for you" alternatives with no added sugar, no palm oil, no wheat/gluten and no artificial sweeteners. Only the good stuff. NICKS's is currently growing rapidly in over ten European countries. In 2020 NICK's world-leading, low-calorie ice cream will be launched in several European markets and nationwide in the [...]
Malta, June 17th, 2019 – Delighted to share that we've surpassed our First Close goals for our NEWtrition FoodTech venture fund! We could not have done it without the support of a great team, investors and many friends. Now the work starts - investing in meaningful impact FoodTech ventures to create better and more accessible nutrition for all. Watch this space for more about our first investments!
Sequoia Partners Chairman and veteran entrepreneur Rick Borenstein brings unrivalled venture capital experience to PeakBridge
Malta, March 1st, 2019 – PeakBridge Partners today announced that veteran entrepreneur Rick Borenstein will join the firm as a Venture Partner. PeakBridge is a member of EIT Food and manages Newtrition, a dedicated FoodTech venture capital fund. Mr Borenstein brings with him over 30 years of venture capital experience at the highest level. As a co-founder of Sequoia Partners, a “boutique” information technology M&A firm operating on the West Coast, he has represented over 250 software and services firms for sale over the ensuing 25 years. He is a world-renowned expert in high tech company building, Go-To- Market and growth management.Erich Sieber and Nadav Berger, Founding Managing Partners at PeakBridge, [...]
PepsiCo Executive Ellen de Brabander to Join PeakBridge as Venture Partner and Head of Technical Due Diligence
Malta, October 18, 2018 - PeakBridge today announced that Ellen de Brabander will join the firm as a Venture Partner and Head of Technical Due Diligence. PeakBridge is a member of EITFood and manages Newtrition, a dedicated FoodTech investment fund. Ms. de Brabander will continue to serve as a Senior Vice President of Research & Development for PepsiCo with global oversight responsibilities for the company’s key R&D governance and compliance functions. Erich Sieber and Nadav Berger, Founding Managing Partners at PeakBridge, said, “We are delighted to have someone of Ellen’s talent and experience joining PeakBridge. Her vast knowledge will be a great asset to us as we invest in sustainable [...]
PeakBridge Partners co-founder and FoodBytes! judge Nadav Berger, lives and breathes food innovation, so we caught up with him on the tail end of our London event to get his take on overcoming the most common food and agtech startup challenges, the trends he’s tracking and what he’s doing to help empower sustainable change-makers. “I believe the biggest challenges come between the time a startup formalizes a winning idea and scaling the technology to support it”, says Nadav. “It’s a period I’ve tagged ‘Death Valley’, because it’s when you’re tested most and need to draw on all the support you can get, to reach the other side successfully.” _____________________ Can you tell [...]
The inauguration of the European Institute for Innovation & Technology Food Branch is a HUGE milestone for the future of food! This type of collaboration and institutional commitment is going to see us through a more sustainable, clean and positive future. Disruption is the key to success, the key to change and the key to our survival!