Our Portfolio

We are committed to supporting growth and operations to help transform our portfolio companies into tomorrow's leading companies. Click on a logo below to find out more about these innovative businesses.

Michel et Augustin

FRANCE
FOUNDED

2004

INVESTED

2016

MAKING THE WORLD SMILE!

Michel et Augustin

Michel et Augustin is on a mission to deliver delicious, indulgent recipes that are made with high-quality ingredients in France and beyond. Founded in 2004, the brand was first launched by Michel de Rovira and Augustin Paluel-Marmont, who started out whipping up their delectable cookies in Augustin's own kitchen after authoring a guide to Paris' best boulangeries. Since then, Michel et Augustin has grown into a renowned brand with a strong start-up culture.

Today, Michel et Augustin offers many tasty creations, including cookies, chocolate mousse, drinkable yogurts and more. Their recipes are simple yet gourmet and made with high-quality ingredients that offer maximum taste. Beyond their products, what makes Michel et Augustin a unique company, is the passion of the employees (a.k.a., the tribe) who all take courses to become certified pastry chefs, as well as the direct ways that they open their Banana Farm to connect with their consumers.

As the first investment for Danone Manifesto Ventures, Michel et Augustin holds a special place in the team's hearts.

Farmer's Fridge

UNITED STATES
FOUNDED

2013

INVESTED

2017

Delicious, healthy and always fresh.

Farmer's Fridge

Farmer's Fridge was founded in 2013 by CEO Luke Saunders. Headquartered in Chicago, the company offers a network of connected fridges that are stocked daily with chef- and nutritionist-designed, restaurant-quality salads and snacks. The company makes it easy for everyone to enjoy flavorful, healthy food fast, with just a few swipes and taps on their app or smart fridges. All un-purchased items are donated nightly to local food pantries, providing sustainable nutrition to community members in need.

With an interest in joining Farmer's Fridge on its mission to making healthy food accessible on-the-go, Danone Manifesto Ventures welcomed the company to its portfolio in March 2017. Through this first food tech investment, the team has gained valuable insight into this innovative distribution model.

AccelFoods

UNITED STATES
FOUNDED

2013

INVESTED

2017

Growing the next generation of enduring brands.

AccelFoods

Founded in 2013 by Jordan Gaspar and Lauren Jupiter, AccelFoods invests in innovative food and beverage companies, by partnering with high-growth companies and their driven founders to bring unique products and go-to-market strategies to the forefront of the industry. With a great entrepreneurial spirit and an interest in helping exceptional brands scale to growth, AccelFoods partnered with Danone Manifesto to amplify its impact.

This investment in AccelFoods was seen by Danone Manifesto Ventures as a mutually beneficial partnership, and more than just an investment in a fund. This collaboration enables the Danone Manifesto Ventures team to gain first-hand experience in earlier stage companies from a hands-on and respected New York-based investor group.

Yooji

FRANCE
FOUNDED

2012

INVESTED

2017

Serving today's parents.

Yooji

French start-up Yooji was founded in 2012 in Bordeaux by a passionate team who set out to revolutionize baby food through innovative, portionable, frozen organic food for babies who are 4 months and older.

Their products contain carefully selected, 100% natural ingredients with no added salt or additives. Even more, through their preparation techniques, they preserve the organoleptic and nutritional quality of the ingredients. Their small, frozen portions of meat, fish or vegetables, are easy to unpack and quick to heat up, enabling parents to effortlessly serve food that rivals home-cooked meals in freshness and flavor.

Danone Manifesto Ventures welcomed the Yooji team to its portfolio in September 2017, bringing in Danone's early-life nutrition experts from Bledina to help guide Yooji through their continual growth and innovation. This investment has built on Danone Manifesto Ventures' commitment to supporting companies who aim to create a healthy and sustainable future of food.

Kona Deep

UNITED STATES
FOUNDED

2009

INVESTED

2017

Deep hydration from the sea.

Kona Deep

Kona DeepTM represents a completely new category of water: deep ocean water replete with a unique blend of naturally occurring deep ocean electrolytes. Kona Deep is sourced from the deep ocean waters of Hawaii, 3,000 feet beneath the ocean surface, where cold, pressure and natural minerals combine to create an exceptionally high-quality water. Once brought to the surface, the water is desalinated and bottled at the source with absolutely nothing added.

After launching in Hawaii, Kona Deep has recently expanded onto the US mainland where the demand for premium waters and performance waters is growing rapidly. Hawaiian deep ocean water offers consumers both the purity of a trusted natural source and the performance benefits of naturally occurring deep ocean electrolytes.

Danone Manifesto Ventures invested in Kona Deep in November 2017, and both parties aim to combine Danone's resources and expertise in sustainability initiatives (notably with its iconic brand, Evian) with Kona Deep's passion to provide a disruptive, great-tasting and natural bottled water.

Harmless Harvest

UNITED STATES
FOUNDED

2009

INVESTED

2017

An ecosystem-based business.

Harmless Harvest

Founded in 2009 by Justin Guilbert and Douglas Riboud, Harmless Harvest produces Organic, Fair-For-Life Coconut Water and Coconut Probiotics. As an "ecosystem-based business" and a pioneer of a proprietary extraction and filtration process, Harmless Harvest ensures the long-term welfare of all participants involved—from plant to purchaser. Harmless Harvest's unique business model includes investing in the Thai communities where their coconuts are grown. Harmless Harvest was the first in the coconut water category to achieve a Fair-For-Life certification.

Inspired by Harmless Harvest's product and mission to invest in communities at the source, Danone Manifesto Ventures invited the company to its portfolio in 2017. Danone Manifesto Ventures ambition is to keep supporting this iconic brand and their positive social and environmental impact.

Cassius Family

UNITED STATES
FOUNDED

2017

INVESTED

2017

Fueling disruption in marketing and media.

Cassius Family

Cassius Family, an early-stage venture capital fund in the content and consumer spaces, was founded in 2017 by Emmanuel Seugé, a former marketing executive for a well-known beverage corporation. Like Danone Manifesto Ventures, this venture fund aims to invest in emerging start-up companies that are building innovative approaches for people to engage with brands and media platforms, using technology as a disruptive accelerator.

With similar goals and values, Danone Manifesto Ventures partnered with Cassius Family in December 2017, again with an ambition to learn and explore the exciting space of digital engagement solutions.

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