Investor Speed Dating for Beer & Beyond
Brewbound Live Winter 2020 will feature Investor Speed Dating on Monday, December 14th from 4:00pm ET to 6:00pm ET. This round will match up investors 1:1 with companies producing innovative products beyond “typical beers” such as: hard seltzers, cider, hard kombucha, non-alch, canned cocktails and cannabevs.
If you’re seeking investment, or looking to open up the conversation around funding, you must be registered for Brewbound Live Winter 2020 to participate. Registered attendees will be provided a sign up form for the Speed Dating component of the virtual event. Brand slots are first-come, first-served. The below investors are participating.
Founder and Managing Director, Blueberry Ventures
Arif invests in and works with innovative brands and companies led by inspiring entrepreneurs and management teams, and collaborates closely alongside similarly focused co-investors and value chain partners. Bringing two decades of consumer and retail experience to the table, Arif partners with teams building the next generation nutrition landscape by providing early & growth stage capital and operational support to help empower growth and build great businesses. Select investments and board responsibilities include Vive Organic, Flying Embers, REBBL, 4th & Heart, High Brew Coffee, Ripple Foods, Barnana, Revive Kombucha (acquired by Peet’s Coffee), Rhythm Superfoods, Fishpeople Seafood, Biena Snacks, Sufferfest Beer Company (acquired by Sierra Nevada Brewing Company), Bonafide Provisions, Nutriati, Austin Eastciders, Pique Tea & RightRice.
Managing Partner, Barrel Ventures
Nate started Barrel Ventures out of a passion to help others disrupt the status quo. Surrounded by entrepreneurs at a young age, Nate became an operator himself as a founder of L3 Hospitality Group and later Wise Apple, a company that set out to change kids' lunch. Nate is a graduate of the Goizueta School of Business at Emory University and received his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management where he was awarded a Kellogg Scholarship and named a Zell Fellow.
Senior Principal, Bluestein Ventures
VP of Business Development, LA Libations
Dr. Sebastian Dreher
Managing Director, Döhler Ventures
Strategic Manager, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co
Alex Debord is the Strategic Manager at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. and is responsible for evaluating the company’s M&A and investment opportunities as well as eCommerce and local beer distribution. Alex’s background is in corporate finance and investment banking across the CPG and Healthcare industries, including Sierra Nevada’s first ever acquisition of Sufferfest Beer Company in 2019. He is an avid CrossFitter and lives in Chico, Northern California.