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Founder Spotlight: Jason Burke

A Conversation with the Founder + CEO of The New Primal Growing up, Jason Burke was no stranger to delectable food and the sense of community that comes with a good meal. Unbeknownst to him at the time, Jason’s reverence for family-style foods would ultimately be the catalyst for The New Primal, which aims to…

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Founder Spotlight: Christin Powell

A Conversation with the Co-Founder of Kinship As moms to Gen Zers and experienced leaders in Beauty, Christin Powell and Co-Founder Alison Haljun know how tough it can be to find clean, effective skincare that reflects their kids’ generational values. This firsthand experience inspired them to launch Gen Z skincare favorite, Kinship. Within two years,…

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Founder Spotlight: Grady Laird

A Conversation with the Co-Founder and CEO of Grady’s Cold Brew Launched in 2011, Grady’s was one of the first companies to brew and bottle a cold brew beverage. Within year one of operations, Grady’s Cold Brew was awarded the title of ‘Best New Beverage’ at BevNET’s New Beverage Showdown. Suffice it to say, the…

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Founder Spotlight: David Lester

A Conversation with the Co-Founder of OLIPOP After nearly a decade consulting with leading digestive health experts, OLIPOP Co-Founders David Lester and Ben Goodwin landed on the foundational recipe for “a new kind of soda” that would redefine how consumers perceived the category. Today, OLIPOP is responsible for 87% of all sales in the functional…

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Founder Spotlight: Ju Rhyu

A Conversation with the Co-Founder and CEO of Hero Cosmetics 1. What would you recommend to a founder going through their first fundraise? Figure out what’s important to you. For us, finding the right people and partners was more important than the money itself. However, for other founders, they may prefer hands-off investors and the…

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