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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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CompanyFirst Presents at ACG Future of Food Conference

CompanyFirst presented at the 9th Annual ACG “Future of Food” conference in Chicago on April 19…thank you to ACG for another great event! ACG Future of Food Conference Website Below is a link to the our presentation at the event: The Do’s and Do Not’s of Pitching an Early Stage Consumer Company For more info, be sure to follow CompanyFirst …

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CompanyFirst Attends FoodBytes San Francisco

CompanyFirst attended the FoodBytes by Rabobank pitch competition in San Francisco.  Congrats to the all the winners, with special shout out to the strong showing from Chicago companies I Heart Keenwah and Farmer’s Fridge!!! Judges’ Choice Award: I Heart Foods of Chicago FoodBytes! People’s Choice Award: Farmer’s Fridge of Chicago FoodBytes! Highly Commended Award: BioFiltro, of Davis, Calif More info… …

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CompanyFirst Office Buildout

Home stretch of office buildout of the new CompanyFirst offices at the Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago (ICNC). Great team effort to get everything done (yes, we did it all ourselves!) For more info, be sure to follow CompanyFirst on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Back to News

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New CompanyFirst Office Space

New pictures of the CompanyFirst office space in the ICNC as it begins to take shape. The team is hard at working building furniture and getting everything ready to help emerging consumer brands grow and thrive! For more info, be sure to follow CompanyFirst on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Back to News

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