S2G Ventures Partners with Former Whole Foods Co-CEO Walter Robb
CHICAGO, IL - Former Whole Foods Market co-CEO and founder of Stonewall Robb Advisors Walter Robb is joining the ranks at venture capital fund S2G Ventures (Seed 2 Growth) as Executive-in-Residence. In his new role, Robb will help the firm identify new investments and mentor portfolio entrepreneurs who are moving the food system toward sustainability and health.
“My career has been dedicated to bringing healthier, more sustainable food to more people, and trying to bring purpose and values to business,” Robb said. “S2G invests in dynamic entrepreneurs who care about some of these very same issues. I look forward to collaborating with them to continue transforming our food system.”
According to a press release, investment in the food and beverage sector has more than tripled since 2013, as the industry continues to be disrupted by start-ups and incubators. As a result, S2G investments span the entire supply chain from agriculture, infrastructure, food safety and technology, brands, and more. In his new role, Robb will work with S2G portfolio companies that are dedicated to growing and transforming the food system.
“Walter is a widely-respected and innovative leader, whose commitment to sustainable food systems helped transform the grocery and retail industries,” said S2G Managing Director Sanjeev Krishnan. “We look forward to drawing on his expertise and insights to replicate that success across the entire food system.”
In addition to his new role at S2G, Robb will continue leading Stonewall Robb Advisors, which he founded in 2017 to advise, invest in, and mentor individuals and organizations that share his passion for organic, local, and regenerative agriculture. The company’s current portfolio includes Heat Genie, Food Maven, New Barn Inc., among others.
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