Cleveland Avenue (Venture Capital)

Cleveland Avenue (Venture Capital)

Cleaveland Avenue is a venture capital firm and startup accelerator headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, that was founded in 2015 by Don Thompson.

Cleaveland Avenue was founded by Don Thompson, former CEO of McDonald's, in 2015. It is a venture capital firm and startup accelerator that is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. Cleaveland Avenue makes investments in food & beverage companies and restaurant concepts such as Drink (a nonalcoholic beverage bar in New York City, New York), and Somrus (a line of Indian flavoured liqueurs). Notable food & beverage companies in Cleaveland Avenue's investment portfolio include: Beyond Meat, Bhakti, Farmwise Foods, and Bright Cellars.

Timeline

People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Brian Durkin

Business Insights and Site Development Lead

Don Thompson

Founder, CEO

Dwight De Cloutte

Technology Solutions Lead

Gina Ciaccio

Franchising Coordinator

Heidi Barker

Chief Communications Officer

Iman Dean

Director of TASTE 22

Jereme Dumm

Design Strategist

Liz Thompson

CAFE President and Office Director

Patrick Bergeron

Treasurer

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Beyond Meat Closes Latest Fundraising Round Led by Don Thompson and Cleveland Avenue, LLC Investment Firm

Iptv

Web

Beyond Meat raises $55 million from Cleveland Avenue and Tyson Foods to triple production | Nuu

Gary Scoggins

Web

Drink Maple Pulls in $3.9 Million in New Funding Round - BevNET.com

Martin Caballero

Web

Former McDonald's CEO, Don Thompson, Launches Venture Capital Group Named Cleveland Avenue

Brian

Web

Former McDonald’s CEO Is Launching a Food-Focused VC Firm

Jim Dalke

Web

In 2015, former McDonald's CEO Don Thompson has launched venture capital firm "Cleveland Avenue" which is now focused on liquers inpsired by flavors from India through a company called Somrus.

TNK Staff

Web

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

Beyond Meat

Bhakti

Bright Cellars

DRINKMaple

Farmers Fridge

Farmwise Foods

Half Smoke

PIzzaRev

Somrus

Sustainable Beverage Technologies

Taste 222

ZeroCater

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Jonathan Shieber
April 22, 2019
TechCrunch
Beyond Meat, the meat replacement company whose packages of Beyond Burgers line grocery store aisles across America, has filed for an initial public offering. The company is looking to raise roughly $200 million in the stock sale for its portfolio of burger, chicken and sausage replacements, sellin...

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