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CompanyFirst Judge at ACG Food Conference

CompanyFirst will be attending and serving as a judge in the “Food Startup Pitch Slam” at the 10th Annual ACG Chicago Food Industry Conference. For more info, be sure to follow CompanyFirst on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Back to News

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CompanyFirst Summer 2019 Newsletter

View an archive of the CompanyFirst Summer 2019 Newsletter, which contains the following topics: Initial Close of Fund Investment in STANTT Team Update Advisors Announced Hatchery Update Industry News Event Calendar If you would like to be added to our email list, just let us know! https://mailchi.mp/companyfirst/companyfirst-summer-2019-newsletter For more info, be sure to follow CompanyFirst on social media: Facebook, Twitter, …

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CompanyFirst Invests in STANTT Apparel

We are proud to announce that the Fund has made an investment in STANTT.  STANTT is an innovative, growing company in the apparel industry that is disrupting men’s fashion by combining the fit of customized shirts with “off the rack” ease of shopping.  STANTT uses body scan data and proprietary algorithms to create an extended range of sizes (e.g. 99 different …

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CompanyFirst Holds Initial Close of Fund

In June CompanyFirst held an initial close on its new fund, CompanyFirst Capital Fund I LP (the “Fund”).  This first close will enable CompanyFirst to pursue equity investments in emerging consumer brands where we see a strong foundation for growth, a proven track record of successful execution, an opportunity to engage to create significant value, and the potential to “reinvest in …

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Elisabeth McKenna Joins CompanyFirst Team

We would like to welcome Elisabeth McKenna to the CompanyFirst team! Elisabeth has extensive experience within the consumer goods, food & beverage, and retail sectors stemming from her background in corporate & investment banking. As a Vice President at Mizuho Bank, Elisabeth managed a portfolio of Fortune 500 companies in the consumer goods, food & beverage, and retail sectors. In …

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Matt Ramoundos Joins CompanyFirst Team

We would like to welcome Matt Ramoundos to the CompanyFirst team! Matt joins CompanyFirst as part of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business Private Equity / Venture Capital Lab. Matt has over ten years of entrepreneurial and operational experience. Matt was the entrepreneur behind the award winning REMIND-A-CAP, a patented pill bottle cap that promotes better health outcomes …

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CompanyFirst Attends Expo West

Another great Natural Products Expo West in the books! The show just seems to keep getting bigger…but what a great chance to catch up with old friends and meet some fantastic new companies. Fun pic of us stepping in to help Cybele cook up some of her amazing superfood veggie pasta. For more info, be sure to follow CompanyFirst on …

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