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CompanyFirst Invests in Pacha Soap Co.

CompanyFirst is proud to announce an investment in Pacha Soap Co. founded by Andrew and Abi Vrbas. Pacha creates artisan personal care products crafted to help you feel good, so you can do good. Pacha Soap proves you can change the world from anywhere. Andrew and Abi find their purpose in serving others. They were inspired to create Pacha (which …

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CompanyFirst Invests in Yishi Foods

Yishi Foods

CompanyFirst is proud to announce an investment in Yishi Foods (formerly Crave Natural), a purposeful food company founded by Lin Jiang. Inspired by traditional Eastern food wisdom, Yishi is a functional breakfast brand that meets the nutritional and wellness needs of modern consumers. Yishi products aim to support sustained energy, skin health, calmness, and alertness. Yishi is the Chinese word …

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CompanyFirst Winter 2021 Newsletter

Did you get a copy of the CompanyFirst Winter 2021 Newsletter? Among the topics covered in the newsletter: New CompanyFirst Team Member New CompanyFirst Investments Calendar, Events, and Community If you did not receive our newsletter, fear not! You can view an archive of the full newsletter and sign up for future editions via the links below: CompanyFirst Winter 2021 …

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CompanyFirst Invests in Huron

CompanyFirst is excited to announce an investment in Huron! Whether at home, at the gym, or on the road, Huron has the products and kits you need to ensure that you are looking great and feeling fresh, day after day. Founded by Matt Mullenax, a former college athlete, Huron is on a quest to create products that would work just …

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CompanyFirst Invests in Baboon to the Moon

Baboon to the Moon Group

CompanyFirst is proud to announce an investment in Baboon to the Moon. Baboon to the Moon is the next great adventure brand. They use the highest-grade materials and stand behind their products. Their bags are meant to survive everything from the zombie apocalypse to that guy at the airport hurling your bag across the runway. Baboon to the Moon’s mission …

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CompanyFirst Invests in O’MY Foods

O'MY Vanilla

CompanyFirst is excited to announce an investment in O’MY Foods. O’MY creates deliciously creamy, simply made treats that the whole family can enjoy (e.g. allergen free, low-calorie). Proud to support co-founders Allison Monette and Julie Bishop as they build this amazing brand! Founded in 2017 in Richmond, Va., O’MY is a WBENC certified Woman-Owned small business. O’MY offers 10 flavors …

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CompanyFirst Invests in Cool Beans

Cool Beans 3 SKUs

We are proud to announce that CompanyFirst has made an investment in Cool Beans based in Chicago. Cool Beans brings together mighty nutritious beans with global flavors to create healthy, balanced eating that’s good for you and good karma, too. Cool Beans wraps are made with clean, gluten-free ingredients and are minimally processed. Whether you’re on a journey to reduce …

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CompanyFirst Summer 2020 Newsletter

Did you get a copy of the CompanyFirst Summer 2020 Newsletter? Among the topics covered in the newsletter: New CompanyFirst Investments Updates on CompanyFirst Portfolio Companies Thank You to our GREAT Associate Interns A Note on our Core Values Polsky Panel / Interview with Food Navigator Partner Companies in the News If you did not receive our newsletter, fear not! …

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Thank You to Our Awesome Associate Interns

CompanyFirst once again participated in the University of Chicago Booth School of Business Private Equity and Venture Capital Lab. The PE/VC Lab (a combination of an internship at a private equity or venture capital firm and an academic course) was created for Chicago Booth students to learn firsthand about the private equity and venture capital industries. This year CompanyFirst hosted …

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