March 27
Boston, MA
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BevNET FBU Boston 2014 – An Investor for Every Stage

From angels to crowdsourcing to private equity to venture capital, BevNET FBU (Food and Beverage University) Boston will feature a broad look at financial options for new food and beverage companies that will match the lifecycle and needs at all growth stages.

Capping a day of granular brand development and sales and marketing strategy, this exclusive look at the spectrum of investors partnering with the entrepreneurial CPG community will help attendees understand the best ways to find financing and utilize the capital they raise without distraction from their core mission.

During the event, seasoned investors will introduce themselves, their strategies, and then join in panels comprising early-stage opportunities like angel investors, brand incubators, and crowd-funded opportunities, and continuing with growth capital and mid-to-late-stage private equity funding.

The BevNET FBU speakers come from a range of disciplines and backgrounds, but include some of the most experienced and eager funding sources in the category, as well as experienced board members and financial advisors.

Investors joining FBU Boston to speak during the all-day event, which will take place on March 27 in Boston at the Artists for Humanity Epicenter will include:

  • Julian Steinberg, Managing Partner, Alliance Consumer Growth (ACG)—Investor in Krave Jerky, Suja Juice, Evol Foods, Shake Shack, Honest Kitchen, BabyGanics

  • Zac Zeitlin, the founder of New Ground Ventures, an investment firm dedicated to highly innovative early stage companies.

  • Tom First, co-founder and former CEO of Nantucket Nectars; investor in start-up consumer and technology companies: Managing Partner, First Beverage Ventures.

  • Brad Barnhorn, an investor and board member in the food and beverage space who currently sits on the boards of Krave Jerky, Kevita, Zola, Rhythm Superfoods, and Health Warrior.

  • David Thibodeau, Managing Director, Wellvest Capital; founder, several companies in the healthy living industry.

  • Ben Lee, Director of Business Development, CircleUp

  • John Burns, Managing Director, Raptor Consumer Partners — Investor in Unreal Candy, Nic & Zoe, Reebok Spartan Race; former CEO, MIX1 Beverage Corp.

  • Greg O’Shaughnessy, Partner, Nixon Peabody LLP focused on Private Equity and Middle Market M&A/NP Capital Connector

  • Previously announced investors and investment advisors Michael Burgmaier (Silverwood Partners) and Janica Lane (Piper Jaffray) and angel investor/Incubation Station advisor Clayton Christopher.

Early-Bird Registration for FBU Boston is Ending Soon

Friday, February 21st is the last day to register for FBU Boston with the early registration discount of $50/person. If you are interested in attending please don’t hesitate and miss this opportunity to save on your registration! Additional discounts are available for active subscribers. Any questions about the event or additional discounts can be directed to Jon Landis at (617) 231-8834 or

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Sponsorship opportunities for FBU Boston are still available as well. Inquiries should be directed to John McKenna at (617) 231-8825 or