Danone Manifesto Ventures

Danone Manifesto Ventures

A venture capital and private equity firm focused on investing in food companies.

Danone Manifesto Ventures is a venture capital and private equity firm focused on investing in food companies that is headquartered in New York City, New York and was founded in 2016 as the corporate venture capital arm of Danone.

Investments

Danone Manifesto Ventures focuses on investing in food companies making essential diary & plant based products, waters, early life nutrition, and advanced medical nutrition products. Notable investments made by Danone Manifesto Ventures include: Michel et Augustin, Farmer's Fridge, AccelFoods, Yooji, Kona Deep, Harmless Harvest, Cassius Family, Mitte, Yumble, Agricool, Halsa, Epigamia, HowGood, and Sustainable Bioproducts.

Achievements

Danone Manifesto Ventures was the first corporate venture firm to independently gain the B Corporation Certification, a certification that is awarded to a company's social and environmental performance. The managing director of Danone Manifesto Ventures made the following statement regarding the firms B Corporation Certification:

Since our founding two years ago, we have focused as a venture group on innovative companies promoting a healthy and sustainable future of food. The B Corporation certification demonstrates the progress we are making and reflects our team’s collective efforts, including our portfolio companies, to support the health, wellness and environment of our communities. This important milestone will reinforce our commitment towards entrepreneurs who embrace our view that success is not only measured by profit but also by social and environmental impact.

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Sustainable Bioproducts

A biotechnology company growing edible proteins.

A food and beverage company focused on making sustainable coconut based products.

A company manufacturing organic plant-based food and beverage products.

mitte is a Germany-based company founded by Karan Sarin, Moritz Waldstein-Wartenberg and Faebian Bastiman.

Yumble is a New York-based e-commerce company.

Hungry Harvest is a Baltimore-based company founded in 2014.

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