On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Brett Brohl, Managing Partner at Bread & Butter Ventures.
Bread & Butter Ventures is an early-stage VC firm based in Minnesota – the “Bread and Butter State” – investing globally while leveraging the State and region’s unparalleled access to strong corporate connections, commercial opportunities, and industry expertise for the benefit of their founders.
They lead rounds in some cases, and in all cases, they look to help syndicate and bring strong co-investors who can add additional value.
Bread & Butter Ventures works hard alongside their teams after investment and support through their platform efforts to connect you with the people, resources, and partners you need to scale globally.
Brett is the Managing Partner at Bread & Butter Ventures and also the Managing Director of the Techstars Farm to Fork Accelerator, partnered with Cargill and Ecolab. An experienced entrepreneur, investor, and mentor, Brett is driven by making a difference in the world through helping entrepreneurs succeed.
Prior to the Techstars Farm to Fork Accelerator, Brett served as Director of the inaugural Techstars Startup Next Food & Ag in Partnership with Land O’Lakes and as the Entrepreneur in Residence at Techstars Retail Accelerator in Partnership with Target. Brett honed his start-up skills as the CEO of multiple companies including ScrubSquared and BoomBoom Prints. He led 3 of his teams to exit but also went through a company failure, experiences he draws on when working with founders.
Passionately committed to growing the Minnesota startup ecosystem, Brett is a founding member of the Forge North coalition and sits on their leadership council as well as an initial member of the Launch MN advisory board. He earned his BA from Wake Forest, and his MBA from the University of Virginia, Darden School of Business. When he’s not engaging the world’s startup scene, Brett can be found hanging with his wife and kids, driving a lobster boat, or pretending to be a tennis pro. Brett’s bread and butter is building teams, identifying talent, and diving for lobster.
Brett advises startups and investors in the food tech space. He discusses the state of investing, the evolution of, and the biggest change he thinks we will see in the next 12-24 months in the sector.
You can visit Bread & Butter Ventures at www.breadandbutterventures.com, via LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/bread-and-butter-ventures/, and via Twitter at www.twitter.com/bread_buttervc?lang=en.
Check out their podcast at fullstackfood.io.
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