Services

ServIces

We craft the right solution for your opportunity.

Lighthouse
Lighthouse

Innovation Strategy

Wheelhouse
Wheelhouse

Supply-Chain & Operations

M&A Services
M&A Services

Diligence & Target Strategy

Garden
Garden

Founder Coaching

Lighthouse
Lighthouse

Innovation Strategy

Wheelhouse
Wheelhouse

Supply-Chain & Operations

M&A Services
M&A Services

Diligence & Target Strategy

Garden
Garden

Founder Coaching

Lighthouse

Innovation Strategy

We leverage our unique ecosystem and broad team of functional experts to bring truly breakthrough food innovations and business strategies into focus.

  • Pipeline & Portfolio
  • Business Origination
  • Focused Strategy
  • Innovation Marketing

$850m
Growth Unlocked

While on the surface we create food, our real value is a commitment to produce positive business outcomes for our clients.

Product Development

Prototype to Launch

Our R&D team has lived best-practice at some of the world's largest CPG operations. We bring that experience forward to blend benchtop wizardry and production know-how to develop outstanding foods for our clients.

  • Prototype Creation
  • Formula Development
  • Feasibility Analysis
  • Plant Trial Support
  • Commercialization

Wheelhouse

Supply-Chain & Operations Management

We will design and implement a scalable supply-chain and orchestrate the daily flow of your raw materials and finished goods, so you to focus on growing the brand.

We design and manage operations in four areas:

  • Raw Materials
  • Production / Coman
  • Finished Goods
  • End-to-End Planning

70m
Units Managed

Last year our supply-chain and operations team orchestrated the sourcing, production, and distribution of a ton of food.

M&A Services

Intelligent Due Diligence

We balance two distinct types of due diligence to deliver the precise answers our clients need.

“Pressure Test”

Validate key assumptions

Focused/Targeted

Acquirer-driven and forward looking

Nuanced

Flows into valuation model

“Skeletons in the Closet”

Compliance-focus

Comprehensive

Target company-driven and historical

Binary

Flows into transaction agreement

147
New Food Brands

We are proud to work alongside a diverse community of founders as we partner to build their visions into real foods and sound businesses.

Garden

Early-Stage Coaching & Knowledge Base

Starting a new packaged food business is a challenge. We're here to help.

Seasoned Coaches

Learn from previous founders, investors, food developers, business strategists, marketing & sales leaders, and operations specialists.

Industry Network

Gain access to our curated ecosystem of including manufacturing, raw materials, branding & packaging, sales teams, and outsourced-finance.

Knowledge Resources

Join our founder community and webinars while building your knowledge through our library of startup curriculum and market insights.

2,500
Products Developed

Been there, done that doesn't begin to cover it. We've created, formulated, optimized, and commercialized it all.

Full Service List

Within and around the five practice areas above, we have assembled our extensive suite of capabilities to complement and fulfill your unique needs across all stages of growth.

Business Strategy

Business Origination

Brand Positioning

Model / Concept Review

Competitive Benchmarking

Portfolio Management

Succession / Exit Plans

Advisor / Board

Interim C-Level

Innovation

Market / Consumer Trends

Consumer Immersion

Ideation & Co-creation

Innovation Process

Product Pipeline

Concept Development

Product Prototype

Validation Studies

Research & Development

Benchtop Formulation

Product Development

Formulate to Target

Feasibility Analysis

Process Design

Diet & Nutrition

Sensory Profile and Test

Plant Trial Support

Technology Assessment

Nutrition Labels

Supply Chain

Procurement Strategy

Raw Material Sourcing

Supply Chain Management

Ingredient Assessment

Ingredient Certification

Global Supply Planning

COGS Improvement

Third-Party Logistics (3PL)

eCommerce Fulfillment

Commercialization

Launch Planning

Product Optimization

Production Start & Scale

SOP Development

Operations Manual

Certification & Compliance

Product Quality Manual

Quality Process

Product Experience

Shelf-Life Studies

Product Transit  Studies

Regulatory Guidance

Marketing & Sales

Category Assessment

Go-to-Market Plan

Channel Strategy

Brand / Product Alignment

Packaging Agency Search

Creative Process Advising

P&L Build and Optimize

Foodservice Entry

Operations

Coman Search & Diligence

Operations Management

Production Schedule

Demand & Supply Planning

Process Optimization

Food Safety Procedures

Certification Management

Prop 65 Management

Stability Testing

Quality Retains

Recall Plan & Response

M&A

Acquisition Strategy

Target Identification

Due Diligence

Pre-LOI Assessment

Value Realization

Pitch Optimization

Investor Network

Funds & Grants

Deal Making