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:

$3-5 mil quinoa based snack foods
$4-5 million clinically backed protein formulations.
$5-10 million frozen fruit snacks
$3-5 mil fresh hummus manufacturer with a 15 month shelf life
Biotechnology company committed to research, development, manufacturing and distribution of scientifically validated natural molecules.
$2-3 mil plant-based, nonGMO, gluten-free snacks and food ingredients
$2-3 mil Variety of organic plant-based products made from TigerNuts
Plant based frozen ice cream and yogurt
$5-7 million natural sweeteners and other products
$6-8 million DTC functional coffees, bone broths and snacks