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Recent news regarding Sunrise Strategic Partners and Portfolio Brands

Sunrise Strategic Partners expands partnership with Trilantic North America

Sunrise Strategic Partners announces new funding from its partner, Trilantic North America, solidifying the company’s place as one of the preeminent investors in better-for-you food and beverage and as the largest food and beverage investor on the Front Range….

Read the full article from Globe Newswire

Venture Capital vs. Bootstrapping: Vincent Love of Sunrise Strategic Partners On How To Determine If Fundraising Or Bootstrapping Is The Right Choice For Your Startup

As a part of this series, Vincent Love sits down to discuss whether fundraising or bootstrapping is the right choice for a brand….

Read the full article from Authority Magazine

BizWest Podcast: Steve Hughes on what will drive natural/organic sales in the near future

BizWest editor Chris Wood talks with Sunrise Strategic Partners CEO Steve Hughes about what he thinks will generate the growth of natural and organic companies that he might invest in the near future….

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Organic Authority: Will Our Small Farms Survive The Pandemic?

The pandemic has changed our lives for good, and that includes our food system. Despite the locavore movement democratizing local, sustainable food more than ever before, experts say that the pandemic may well decimate America’s small farms. Steve Hughes weighs in….

Read the full article from Organic Authority

Grocers Wrest Control of Shelf Space From Struggling Food Giants

The biggest U.S. food makers, already dealing with increased competition and shifting consumer tastes, now face an additional threat: supermarkets are taking away prime shelf space….

Read the full article from Wall Street Journal

Food Startups Reinventing Nostalgic Confectionery Snacks Gain Steam Among Private Investors

As plant-based, keto, and dairy-free continue to be the top buzz words in the food industry throughout 2019, entrepreneurs who are reinventing nostalgic sweet snacks with a healthy and clean twist are also increasingly attracting private capital….

Read the full article from Forbes

BOULDER BRANDS/SUNRISE STRATEGIC PARTNERS: STEVE HUGHES

In an interview for Taste Radio, Steve Hughes reflects upon his career and his role in shaping the current market for natural food. He also discusses Sunrise’s investment philosophy, why the funding environment for natural CPG companies is “capitalism at its absolute best,” and what he sees as the most exciting development for consumer brands….

Read the full article from Taste Radio

Cali’flour Foods raises millions to scale up operations

Cali’flour Foods has received investment funds from Sunrise Strategic Partners and Trilantic North America, with participation from CircleUp Growth Partners….

Read the full article from Food Dive

Coolhaus secures investment from Sunrise Strategic Partners

Coolhaus, a super-premium ice cream brand, has received an investment from Sunrise Strategic Partners….

Read the full article from FoodNavigator-USA

Kill Cliff Fuels Up With Sunrise Investment

Sunrise Strategic Partners announced that it has acquired a minority ownership stake in Kill Cliff. The deal marks the eighth investment for the young firm and the first beverage brand addition to its portfolio….

Read the full article from BevNET