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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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CompanyFirst Invests in ICONIC Protein

CompanyFirst is proud to announce that we have made an investment in ICONIC Protein. ICONIC Protein is a fast-growing nutrition platform brand that provides a line of clean, low-sugar, low-carb ready-to-drink protein beverages, protein powders, and soon-to-be-released collagen coffees. ICONIC’s use of milk protein isolate provides consumers with a protein source superior to competitive brands. ICONIC’s products taste great while …

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CompanyFirst Invests in Sacred Serve

We are proud to announce that CompanyFirst has made an investment in Sacred Serve plant-based gelato. The financing was led by CompanyFirst. Based in Chicago, Sacred Serve makes handcrafted gelato by combining certified organic young coconut meat with potent superfoods, adaptogenic herbs, and just a hint of low-glycemic coconut sugar. The result is a rich, creamy gelato packed with plant-based …

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Polsky Center Panel and Food Navigator Interview

CompanyFirst recently had an opportunity to sit down with Mary Ellen Shoup from Food Navigator while at the University of Chicago for the Polsky Entrepreneurial Outlook 2020: Retail and Food Panel. Thank you to the University of Chicago for the invitation to be on the panel! Watch the full interview at FoodNavigator: https://www.foodnavigator-usa.com/Article/2020/03/13/Polsky-Center-CompanyFirst-talks-startup-investment-strategy For more info, be sure to follow CompanyFirst …

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CompanyFirst Invests in Caraway Home

Caraway is all about good looking, clean cooking. We are proud to announce that CompanyFirst is an investor in Caraway Home. Caraway is on a mission to craft well-designed, non-toxic cookware that thoughtfully raises the standards of what you cook with. Caraway leaves out all those hard-to-spell chemicals that can find their way into your food. Caraway’s ceramic coating and …

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CompanyFirst Invests in Murphy’s Naturals

We are proud to announce that CompanyFirst has made an investment in Murphy’s Naturals. Murphy’s Naturals creates earth-friendly personal care products which are made from natural, responsibly sourced ingredients. For example, Murphy’s mosquito repellents are 100% DEET-free, using plant-based ingredients such as essential oils to provide highly effective, all-natural protection. Murphy’s Naturals, a Certified B Corporation and 1% For The …

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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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