THE FOOD NEST FAMILY

Our management team has deep startup knowledge and an extensive entrepreneur and capital network in the San Francisco Bay Area. We are leveraging the lessons learned and capital earned in Silicon Valley to grow the next generation of food companies.

FOUNDERS

Eric Quick

Eric Quick

Managing Partner, The Food Nest
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Adan Martinez

Co-Founder & Partner, The Food Nest
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Ben Larson

Co-Founder & Partner, The Food Nest

ADVISORS

Tim Connell

Tim Connell

SVP Sales & Marketing, Koia Plant Based Beverages
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Susan Shields

CEO, Go Raw
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Kiowa Saunders

Founder of Good Citizens, Former COO of New Barn

MENTORS

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Andrea Ballus

Founder & CEO, Sift Dessert Bar
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David Woodworth

Founder, 2Forks and 42Floors
Ken-Kisner

Ken Kisner

Founder, Molecule
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Matthew Sade

Former CEO Kitehill, Founder & CEO Freeli Foods
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Deepa Subramanian

CEO and Co-Founder, Wootric
Jeff-Ballus

Jeff Ballus

Founder & CFO, Sift Dessert Bar
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Kate Tierney

President, Alter Eco Foods
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Alain Bourgade

Founder, Petits Pains
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Rifle Hughes

Managing Director, McLean Design, Inc.
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Jessica Pfeifer

Chief Customer Officer and Co-Founder, Wootric
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Jeremy Smith

Founder, LaunchPad
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Mehdi Boudiab

Founder, Petits Pains
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Kevin Longa

Taste
Miguel-Santos

Miguel Santos, PHD

Former Director of Food Safety & QA, Juicero
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Ooshma Garg

Founder, Gobble
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Emil McCulloch

SVP, BB&T Insurance
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Thomas Ricci

Principal & Executive Chef, Gobble
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Beth Hammond

Health & Wellness Innovation Strategist