Austin, Texas: Foodshed Investors (FI), an angel investor network and business consulting firm dedicated to increasing the supply of good, local food, is rolling out its services nationwide. This expansion will include growing their Accredited Investor Network, to provide a wider group of funders with access to a proprietary pipeline of sustainable food and agriculture companies, while also providing Advisory Services for businesses in this sector seeking support with business planning and capital raising.
Established in 2015 in Austin, Texas, FI has seen strong and growing demand for the services it provides from both investors and business owners. Jarred Maxwell, Co-founder and Partner for FI, noted, “We have seen hundreds of deals and funded dozens of companies through our network, working mostly with investors and companies in Central Texas.” He added, “Through a national expansion, we’re looking forward to working with more companies supporting a value chain for good, local food and connecting them with values-aligned investors, in order to drive health, economic and environmental impacts locally in communities across the country.”
“Investing should always be about more than the financial return on investment,” said Wally ElHitamy, a member of FI’s Accredited Investor Network. “Joining FI was a way for me to diversify my portfolio while helping local entrepreneurs realize their dreams and having a positive impact on the environment.”
Similarly, local food entrepreneurs have valued working with FI, whether receiving investment through FI’s Accredited Investor Network or accessing the support they need to grow and finance their business. In the words of Abianne Falla, Co-founder of Cat Spring Yaupon Tea, FI helped them “creatively craft deals that align investors and business owners.”
Companies and Investors interested in learning more about Foodshed Investors services and nationwide expansion can visit the Foodshed Investors website.
About Foodshed Investors
Foodshed Investors is an Austin, Texas based angel investor network and business consulting firm whose mission is to increase the supply of good local food. To date, FI has led or facilitated the deployment of $2.2 million in investment capital across 32 deals in 26 companies. For further information, please contact Evan Driscoll at firstname.lastname@example.org