The Food Institute’s Managing Partner and CEO Brian Choi sat down for a fireside chat with Dayton Miller, a Managing Partner at Boulder Food Group (BFG), a venture capital firm focused on early-stage consumer products companies. Previously, Miller co-founded Function, a venture-backed health beverage company, which he built from idea-conception to $20 million in retail sales until its acquisition by Sunsweet Growers Inc. In the fireside chat with Dayton Miller, the pair discuss various trends in the food & beverage industry, and how COVID-19 has impacted the risk/reward dynamic of BFG investments. Miller also provides some key insights into what food company executives need to be thinking about now in order to adapt to the post-pandemic world.
Hosted By: Brian Choi
Edited By: Anthony Deng
Recorded: June 1, 2020
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Dayton previously co-founded Function, a venture-backed health and wellness beverage company, which Dayton built from idea-conception to $20 million in retail sales until its acquisition by Sunsweet Growers, Inc. Prior to Function, Dayton was an executive in the strategy group at The Walt Disney Company where he worked for over seven years focusing on mergers & acquisitions and operating strategy. Dayton began his career as an analyst in investment banking and spent time as a management consultant for Bain & Co. Dayton serves on the Board of Directors for the Harvard Business School Alumni Association of SoCal and also serves on the Leadership Council of the Fulfillment Fund, an LA non-profit focused on underprivileged youth and education. Dayton was born and raised in Baltimore, MD where he attended McDonogh School. Dayton received his BA from Vanderbilt University and his MBA from Harvard Business School.
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