NCN XXI: Fall Investor Meeting

November 14-15, 2017
Golden Gate Club in the Presidio
135 Fisher Loop, San Francisco, CA 94129

At NCN XXI in San Francisco investors and strategic acquirors will be introduced to 22 nutrition and health & wellness companies seeking capital and selected from in natural & organic foods, functional foods, supplements, ingredients & technology, personal care and household goods, and related consumer internet and mobile IT solutions.

Investor Registration
On Day One of this two day investor meeting, NCN presents the Health & Wellness Investor Forum from 1:00-5:30 pm, followed by a Welcome Reception and Networking from 5:30 – 7:00pm.
On Day Two, 22 companies professionally sourced and primed by Nutrition Capital Network will present business plans at 10-minute intervals; after lunch investors and companies will meet one-on-one in breakout sessions scheduled onsite.


DAY ONE (November 14): 1:00 – 7:00pm

12:00pm: Registration opens
1:00 – 5:30pm: Health & Wellness Investor Forum:

  • 1:00 – 1:15pm—Welcome and NCN Introduction
  • 1:15 – 1:30pm—Nutrition Market Overview
  • 1:30 – 2:15pm—Today’s Trends Fueling Tomorrow’s Growth—Jeff Hilton, BrandHive and Carlotta Mast, New Hope Network. From personalized nutrition to the plant revolution, we will explore the macro trends that are disrupting the food and nutrition industries and creating new opportunities for brands and investors.
  • 2:15 – 3:00pm—M&A and Investment Transaction Overview—Brent Knudsen, Financo
  • 3:00 – 3:30pm—Networking Break
  • 3:30 – 4:30pm—PANEL: Disrupted Retail – How will the changing retail landscape impact brand growth strategies and investment? What are the new pathways to retail success for branded CPG companies? How are brands navigating opportunities with Amazon, Whole Foods Market and other major retail players? This panel of experts will explore these questions and more. Panelists:
    • Nikhil Aurora, Back to the Roots
    • Renske Lynde, Food System 6
    • Alex Evans, LEK Consulting
    • Alex McIntosh, Thrive Natural Care
    • Greg Ucich, Whipstitch Capital
  • 4:30 – 5:30pm—PANEL: Feed Me! – Sustainably feeding our growing planet is fueling new innovation and investment opportunities. This panel will explore why and what to expect for brands and investors. Panelists:
    • Caryl Levine, Lotus Foods
    • T.K. Pillan, Powerplant Ventures
    • Elliot Begoun, The Intertwine Group
    • Brian Frank, FTW Ventures

5:30pm: Presenter orientation and rehearsal
5:30 – 7:00pm: Welcome Reception and Networking

DAY TWO (November 15): 7:00am – 7:00pm

7:00am: Registration opens
7:00 – 8:00am: Breakfast
8:00 – 10:00am: Presentations – 10+ companies sourced and primed by Nutrition Capital Network present business plans at 10-minute intervals.
10:00 – 10:30am: Refreshment break
10:30am – 12:20pm: Presentations – 10+ more companies present business plans
12:30 – 1:30pm: Lunch
2:00 – 5:30pm: Breakout sessions: Investors and Presenting companies meet one-on-one in breakout sessions scheduled onsite.
5:30 – 7:00pm: Cocktails and Networking

(Presentation sequence and 4-page profiles with a detailed agenda will be emailed to meeting participants 4-5 days prior to the event.)

Hotel Information

There are no hotels directly at the venue but we have a group rate at the nearby Laurel Inn.

Laurel InnClick here or enter code: Nutricap


Other hotels in the vicinity include:

Hotel Drisco

Travel Lodge at the Presidio


NCN XXI Presenting Company Snapshots:

  • $10-15 mil gluten free, coconut oil vegan snacks and treats
  • Ketogenic butter coffee creamers and instant premium coffees, teas & hot chocolate
  • $5 mil DTC brand of bone broth and collagen products
  • $1-2 mil coconut smoothie that includes organic coconut water and organic coconut meat
  • Developer of surrogate microorganisms to help food companies perform in-plant control validations
  • $4-6 mil natural and organic natural and frozen appetizers and finger food
  • $4-6 mil weight loss drink with a patented body fat reduction ingredient
  • Technology provider that helps brands distribute product samples to hyper-targeted audiences
  • $5 mil better-for-you clean-label frozen appetizers
  • $2-3 mil automated liquid vitamin delivery system that eliminates pills
  • $1-2 mil vegan food products with a current line of ‘cheeze’ products
  • $2-3 mil first vegan caramel,  award-winning flavor, organic, dairy-free, gluten-free
  • $1-2 mil sophisticated natural feminine products
  • Foodtech & ingredient innovation platform that upcycles nutritious byproducts into healthy food
  • Daily microfood nectar prebiotic formula that nourishes specific bacteria in the gut
  • 2oz wellness and immunity shots with high nutrient density and low sugar
  • Pre-portioned ready-to-blend whole food and superfood smoothie packs
  • Gluten free frozen pizza and shelf-stable premium pasta sauce
  • Technology platform with a proprietary algorithm to evaluate health profile of foods
  • $15-20 million breakthrough online sports nutrition company
  • Superfood infused, triple-distilled, coffee
  • Developer of a gut sequencing technology to identify functional system deficiencies
  • $5-7 mil direct to consumer manufacturer of organic and vegan liquid supplements
  • Innovative plant-protein, vegan bar and chickpea milk developer