23Jan 2018

by Bob Benenson, FamilyFarmed The Good Food movement has gained major ground in recent years, driven by fast-rising consumer demand for better and healthier products. One tangible proof of that is in the growing community of investors who are helping Good Food companies start up and grow. One such company is Chicago’s Spiral Sun Ventures, whose tag […]

22Jan 2018

Courtesy of Jordan Buckner Jordan Buckner, 29 Founder, TeaSquares A native of Chicago’s South Side, Buckner launched TeaSquares in 2016 as a healthy snack alternative with naturally-occurring caffeine from its main ingredient: whole leaf, organic tea. Its three flavors- Acai Blueberry, Citrus Green Tea Matcha and Vanilla Chai – are now sold at Whole Foods.

18Jan 2018

Photo by Manuel Martinez Luke Saunders of Farmer’s Fridge After graduating from Washington University in St. Louis in 2009, Luke Saunders took a sales job with a metal finishings business. Soon, he was logging 1,000 miles a week across Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky—and relying on extreme measures to avoid the McDonald’s-KFC-Taco Bell circuit. “I scheduled […]