Today, there is a multitude of book clubs readers can join; celebrities like Oprah Winfrey and...
Canteen | Austin Business Journal: Austin canned cocktails company Canteen raises $31M to continue national expansion
Austin canned cocktail startup Canteen Spirits and Cantina, which makes a variety of fruity vodka...
Eterneva | Austin Business Journal: Eterneva — one of Austin’s most interesting startups — helps Americans grieve differently
Austin’s Eterneva Inc. has been there for customers and funeral homes alike as the Covid-19...
Since the start of pandemic-imposed lockdowns just over a year ago, Caraway, like other home...
In Good Taste | Thrillist: Why Bring One Big Bottle of Wine to the Picnic When You Can Bring 8 Small Ones?
If you like trying new wines but don't like buying an entire bottle to do so, the digital wine...
Caraway is a thoughtfully-designed, non-toxic, eco-friendly cookware brand on a mission to raise...
Lumen | Food Navigator-USA: “Hemp juice fuels Lumen’s new superfood shots…’we’re not isolating or extracting anything”
Risé Candelaria with BookSpring joined Good Day Austin’s Casey Claiborne Saturday morning to talk about the partnership between non-profit BookSpring and Literati to help deliver free books to kids this summer during the pandemic.
Beatbox might look familiar. We’ve had them on our midday show before, but now they’re back with new flavors for their alcoholic beverages. Beatbox is also hosting events to help local entrepreneurs.
Jordan Nathan, Founder and CEO of Caraway, joined Yahoo Finance’s The Final Round to discuss the company’s latest seed funding round and the increase in sales its seen over the past few months.
The world-renowned TDI Brooks International, a forensic and analytical chemistry lab that has been doing carbon testing on seabed sediment for decades for the government and oil companies, received an abnormal request in 2019. Eterneva, an ashes to diamond company based in Austin, Texas, wanted them to test for the carbon percentages in cremated remains, hair, and aquamation remains. “We’ve never had a sample with the name of a dead person on it here before,” said their lead scientist. Turns out, cremated remains have on average 1-4% carbon. Hair has 36% carbon. And aquamation remains came in at 16% carbon.
❗️ Attn. CPG startups! Would you like an opportunity to pitch you company to a room of serious CPG...
Future Proof | Bloomberg Businessweek: Future/Proof Founder on Growth of Alcoholic Beverages (Podcast)
Aimy Steadman, Founder and COO at Future/Proof, talks about the growth of the alcoholic beverage...
Springdale | Pillsbury: “Food Industry Disruption and Innovation Join us as we ask our expert roundtable about food industry trends stemming from COVID-19”
We discuss topics such as:
What trends are seeing a huge increase as a result of the pandemic? Which trends do you think will stick?
How have the supply chains in the meat industry affected the plant-based industry such as alternative proteins? What about hybrid products?
What do you see in the D2C market? Do you think services such as Blue Apron and others will maintain the increase they have seen during the pandemic?
What affects do you think political and geopolitical dynamics will have on the food industry as a whole?
Is packaging more of a focus now, because D2C is growing?
Lessons from 100 Brands: “Ep 001: Genevieve Gilbreath, Springdale Ventures & Emily Kealey, Naturally Austin”
Springdale | Consumer VC: “Dan Graham (Springdale Ventures) – How He Scaled buildasign.com to over $100 million, The Opportunity He Saw Investing in CPG in Austin, and the Differences Analyzing DTC and Retail Brands”
I’d like to thank Adelle Archer for introducing me to today’s guest Dan Graham, one of the co-founders and General partners of Springdale Ventures. Some of their investments include Eterneva, Literati, and Beatbox beverages. Previously, Dan co-founded BuildASign.com in 2005 and grew it to an over $100 million dollar CPG, Ecommerce business that was purchased by Cimpress (VistaPrint) in 2018 for $280M. This episode we talk all things Austin and CPG – the opportunity he saw to form Spingdale, why he didn’t need to fundraise when building Buildasign.com and how he thinks about brand in relation to ecommerce and retail.
Co-founders of the innovative hemp elixir brand Lumen, Kris Taylor and Yasir Hashim, believe that healthy soil creates the foundation for healthy food and healthy people as a result. And it all starts with regenerative agriculture: farming practices that aim to restore the health of our broken ecosystems and improve our food system as well.
Having been best friends since middle school, Kris and Yasir have both always been passionate about discovering ways to make a difference in the world around them. Leaving acceptances to medical school behind, the two have a firm belief that food is medicine and the future of food begins with empowering small American farmers and their communities.