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.

Visit them at https://micheletaugustin.com

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 taps at a fridge or on the Farmer's Fridge app. 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.

Visit them at https://www.farmersfridge.com/

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.

Visit them at http://www.accelfoods.com/

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.

Visit them at https://www.yooji.fr/

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.

Visit them at https://konadeep.com/

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.

Visit them at http://www.harmlessharvest.com/

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.

Visit them at https://cassiusfamily.com/

Mitte

GERMANY
FOUNDED

2016

INVESTED

2018

A PERSONALIZED HYDRATION EXPERIENCE.

Mitte

Berlin-based startup Mitte was founded by an experienced and talented management team in June 2016 with the mission of “improving lives with healthy water”. The smart home water system allows consumers to purify and enhance plain tap water through a two-step proprietary method involving distillation and mineralization. The company offers a selection of mineral cartridges with varying levels of natural minerals, thus allowing consumers to personalize their water in a sustainable way. A dedicated digital app will further enhance the consumer experience, enabling users to monitor quality of water, insights into personal water consumption and cartridge ordering.

Danone Manifesto Ventures invited Mitte to join its portfolio in 2018, after a shared commitment to bring health through hydration. Danone looks forward to using its water expertise and resources to support Mitte’s growth opportunities and sustainability business agenda, in an endeavor to bring hydration solutions for all.

Visit them at https://mitte.co/

Yumble

UNITED STATES
FOUNDED

2015

INVESTED

2018

FRESH FOOD FOR HEALTHY KIDS AND HAPPY PARENTS.

Yumble

Founders Joanna and David Parker, parents of three, together with Dan Treiman, created Yumble with a mission of making healthy eating more accessible for kids and less stressful for parents. Through a direct-to-consumer subscription model, Yumble ships nutritious, fresh meals for kids on a weekly basis. Dinners, lunches and snacks are made from fresh, all natural ingredients, seasonally and locally sourced whenever possible. Through great tasting, nutritious meals and engaging educational activities for kids, Yumble is committed to making healthy eating fun and stress free for all.

Inspired by Yumble’s goal of bringing health through food to children, Danone Manifesto Ventures invested in the company in 2018. The team looks forward to using its expertise in children’s nutrition to accompany the startup through its next stages of growth and innovation.

Visit them at https://yumblekids.com/

Hälsa

UNITED STATES
FOUNDED

2017

INVESTED

2018

OAT-BASED FROM SCANDINAVIA WITH LOVE.

Hälsa

Mika and Helena, the Scandinavian founders behind Hälsa, launched the first plant-based yogurt made from whole grain oats in the United States in 2018. This organic drinkable oatgurt encapsulates their vision of the future of food: healthy products with 100% clean labels that do not contain artificial ingredients or added sugar. In addition to being a natural source of prebiotics, the clean and flavorful oats are sourced from Scandinavian family farms.

With a shared interest to bring delicious, plant-based products to the market, this partnership began in 2018. The investment builds on Danone Manifesto Ventures’ ambition to support innovative companies committed to bringing health through wholesome food.

Visit them at https://halsafoods.com/

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