Plant-Based Investments for a Vibrant Future

Based in Venice, California, and focused exclusively on plant-based CPG, Vibrant Ventures forges meaningful partnerships with the innovators reimagining the food we eat. We invest earlier than traditional VCs and help mission-driven companies achieve product-market fit on the path to growth.

Investment Focus

  • Meat and Seafood Analogs
  • Dairy Disruptors
  • Clean-Label Snacks and Beverage
  • Food-as-Medicine
  • Sustainable Packaging
We typically invest from series seed to B, with check sizes from $250k to $2mm.

Managing Partner

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Jarret Christie, CFA
"My passion is supporting the innovators push­ing us be­yond fac­tory farm­ing and to­wards food-as-med­i­cine. That's why I left a 13-year ca­reer on Wall Street to help make delicious and nourishing plant-based food more widely avail­able. Nothing ex­cites me like help­ing founders from all walks of life to ex­e­cute on their vi­sion for im­prov­ing lives and the health of our planet."
Jarret Christie is a venture investor focused on plant-based food and medicine businesses. Combining experience in early-stage CPG investing with an understanding of global economics and consumer trends, Jarret derives value for investors by helping to fuel the plant-based food mission.

Prior to providing capital and advisory services to entrepreneurs full-time, Jarret spent 13 years in the investment management industry at Bank of America, Citadel Investment Group, and Cornerstone Macro. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

Jarret is an avid yoga and meditation practitioner with a passion for nature, nutrition, and new frontier investing.

Partners

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    Christopher Blum
    Previously Head of Investments for J.P. Morgan Wealth Management, Asia; Global Head of Equities; and CIO Behavioral Finance.
  • Michael Wang's image
    Michael Wang
    Founder & CEO at Prometheus Alternative Investments. Previously Managing Partner at Cypress Investments; Co-Founder at Tourbillon Capital; and Portfolio Manager at SAC Capital. Investor in and board advisor to ecommerce companies.
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    Ellen Chen
    Co-Founder at Mendocino Farms. Investor in fast-casual restaurant concepts Dos Toros Taqueria and Nice Day Chinese. Investor in and advisor to women and minority-founded CPG companies.
  • Nancy Twine's image
    Nancy Twine
    Founder and CEO of Briogeo Hair Care and a leading authority on “green beauty". Previously Goldman Sachs. Investor in and board advisor to leading consumer companies.
  • Andrea Knorring's image
    Andrea Knorring
    Head of Investor Relations and Business Development at IceCap Group and The Oved Group family office. Previously LibreMax Capital, Jamison Capital, and Goldman Sachs. Investor in and advisor to consumer tech and CPG companies.

Companies

Vibrant Ventures builds meaningful partnerships with leading innovators in plant-based CPG.
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↳An honest snacking company.
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↳Delicious Plant-Based Ice Cream
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↳The World's First Kelp Burger
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↳Mushroom Jerky
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↳Epic Plant-Based Protein
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↳Mushroom Marketplace / Supermush Mouth Sprays
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↳Medicinal Mushrooms
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↳Everyday Herbalism
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↳Functional Performance Beverage
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↳Natural Beer
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↳Gluten and Grain-Free Cheddar Cheezish Crackers
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↳All the taste. Minus the meat.
Is your CPG company changing how we eat or get well? Send us your deck or business overview.
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$0.5=$500k

Incorporated in US *e.g. Delaware C-Corp