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S2G Ventures

S2G Ventures

S2G (Seed 2 Growth) ventures is a multi-stage venture capital firm operating out of Chicago, Illinois, investing in food and agriculture companies since Victor E. Friedberg, Sanjeev Krishna, and Chuck Templeton founded the company in 2014.

S2G (Seed 2 Growth) Ventures is a venture capital firm that was founded in 2014 by Victor E. Friedberg, Sanjeev Krishna, and Chuck Templeton that is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. S2G Ventures focuses its venture capital investments in primarily American food and agriculture companies. The firm claims to invest in "soil to shelf" to cover companies operating within the entire food supply chain which includes the following industries: agriculture, ingredients, infrastructure & logistics, Information services, food safety & technology, restaurants, and brands. 

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People

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Role
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Aaron Rudberg

Managing Director and COO



Alex Casey

Administrative Assistant



Audre Kapacinskas

Vice President



Chuck Templeton

Co-Founder and Managing Director



Cristina Rohr

Vice President



Dan Ripma

Associate



Erin Cain

Office Manger



Jessica Murphy

Business Development Manager



Mathew Walker

Managing Director



Michael Robinson

Associate



Mike Wise

Associate



Sanjeev Krishnan

Co-Founder, Chief Investment Officer, and Managing Partner



Walter Robb

Executive in Residence



Further reading

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Author
Link
Type

AgSharks Competition seeks innovative agtech ideas

Chris Koger

Web

OpenTable's founder is still betting on food start-ups despite a troubled market

Lora Kolodny

Web

S2G Ventures Officially Launches $125m Food and Ag Fund - AgFunderNews

Louisa Burwood-Taylor

Web

S2G Ventures Partners with Former Whole Foods Co-CEO Walter Robb

Jordan Okumura

Web

S2G Ventures Wants to Professionalize AgriFood Tech Investing with $180m Fund, New Hires - AgFunderNews

Louisa Burwood-Taylor

Web

Venture-capital firm expanding in Fulton Market

Danny Ecker

Web

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

James Rogers



Agriculture/Crop Protection

Adam Wolf



Data Analytics/Agriculture/Risk Reduction

Ataraxis 

Dan Denney



Food Quality and Safety Testing





Food

Mathew Crisp



Agriculture/Biotechnology





Plant-Based Meat

Tom Burrows



Ingredients

Billy Rose



Crop Insurance

Ken Plasse



Sustainable Seafood

Froozer

Rick Continelli



Frozen Fruit & Vegetable Snacks

Bentley Hall



Online Grocery Market





Industrial Biotechnology

Aidan Mouat



Food Waste Prevention





Seed Breeding

Innit

Kevin Brown



Food Consumer Platform

Lisa Curtis



Food

Lavva 

Elizabeth Fisher



Non-Dairy Yogurt





Organic Grass-Fed Dairy Products

Mercaris 

Kellee James



Agricultural Trading Platform

Anthony Michaels



Agriculture

Alan Hahn



Fungi Fermentation/ Ingredients





Crop Nutrients

John Foraker



Baby Food

Neil Renninger



Plant-Based Food

Anthony Zografos



Food Safety and Traceability

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