Genevieve Gilbreath is co-founder and General Partner at Springdale Ventures. She serves on the Board of Directors of four portfolio companies: JUDY, KOS, Tiny Organics and Gooder Foods. Gilbreath has been an active investor and entrepreneur in the consumer products space in Austin and globally for the last 15 years. Her career in consumer products started when she founded, and grew two global import/export supplement companies. During much of that time she lived in India, where she continued to operate her supplement business, while developing and piloting the international, cross-cultural Princeton University Bridge Year Program India. Prior to that, she served as an adjunct professor in health and wellness at Baylor University.
After completing a successful transaction with one of her supplement companies, she wanted to champion other consumer products entrepreneurs’ aspirations. From 2016 to 2018, Genevieve served as the Managing Director of SKU, the first and leading consumer products accelerator in the US, that has launched such well-known brands as Epic Provisions, Siete, Austin Eastciders onto the national scene.
Passionate about the success of consumer brand entrepreneurs in Austin and beyond, in 2019 Genevieve became a founding board member and was President of Naturally Austin, a non-profit supporting CPG entrepreneurs, for more than two years. During her tenure, Naturally Austin grew to 500+ members, gained more than 75 sponsors, successfully launched series of CPG educational classes plus accelerator program, that supports more than 77 BIPOC founders across Texas. Genevieve is also on the board of the national umbrella organization to Naturally Austin, called Naturally Network, whose mission is to accelerate and elevate the power and impact of conscious business practices in the natural products ecosystem.