Stage 1 Fund has built a robust and proprietary pipeline of deal flow through its affiliate Stage 1 Financial, which provides outsourced corporate services to consumer companies that are potential investment candidates. This unique and advantageous model applies quantitative and qualitative protocols via the core business of Stage 1 Financial, thereby heavily vetting potential investment opportunities prior to deploying capital. Stage 1 Fund is focused on emerging consumer brands within Organic Food & Beverage, Health & Wellness, Clean Beauty & Personal Care and that are driven by sustainability, environmental concerns, female and minority-founded companies. Stage 1 Fund is differentiated in that we have built-in relationships and trust with emerging brands, unique and transparent data points that are proprietary to our core business, S1F team members working with emerging brands every day, alongside entrepreneurs and their management teams, and access to a proprietary pipeline of off-market investment opportunities. The Stage 1 Fund portfolio includes HATCH Collection, Lemon Perfect, Herbivore Botanicals, Spudsy, Ellis Brooklyn, Bond Pet Foods, Saie Beauty, Cybele’s Free To Eat, Freck Beauty & Scotch Porter.
Stage 1 Fund General Partner David Bartholomew said “Fund I is currently comprised of 10 portfolio companies with aggregate run-rate revenues of $100M+. With our highly differentiated investment diligence process, in conjunction with our Operating Partners and an Advisory Board with decades of consumer products operating and investing knowledge, Stage 1 Fund provides investors with significant upside within the emerging consumer sector. We are excited to go to market for Fund II later this year and to expand our investor base.”
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