Keen Growth Capital

Keen Growth Capital

An early stage venture capital firm that focuses on food, beverage, and wellness brands.

Keen Growth Capital is an early stage venture capital firm that focuses on food, beverage, and wellness brands. The firm was cofounded in 2016 by Jerry Bello and Jonathan Smiga, who both shared experience in the food industry creating food products and culinary brands. The company's strategy focuses on impact based investing within the food industry that enables companies to develop sustainable and diease mitigating products. In 2019, the company annouced and closed its second fund valued at $40 million. Keen is headquartered in Windermere, Florida.

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Because Animals

Because Animals is a pet food and cellular agriculture technology company founded in 2016 by Shannon Falconer and Joshua Erret, and is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Because Animals makes 100% animal-free pet foods, treats, and supplements.

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Jonathan Smiga

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Jerry Bello

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

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