Investor Meeting: nutrition, health & wellness,

natural/organic, ingredients, IT solutions & more

THE MISSION OF NUTRITION CAPITAL NETWORK(NCN) is to facilitate financing & asset sales for growing companies and introduce investors to the next generation of successful brands & technology in thenutrition and health & wellness industry. In addition to hosting four annual investor meetings, NCN is active throughout the year, tracking transactions; hosting conference calls; cultivating partnerships between innovators, investors, buyers and sellers; and fostering a flow of new companies into the network.Find out more…

NCN Ingredients & Technology Investor Meeting at SupplySideWest IX: September 26, 2017, Las Vegas

NCN XXI: Fall Investor Meeting, November 14-15, 2017, Golden Gate Club, San Francisco

COMPANIES are invited tostart the free application processfor NCN Investor Meetingsonline

Nutrition Capital Networks inaugural NCN-NPC Investor Meeting was held on June 20-21, 2017 in Toronto. NCN partnered with Natural Products Canada (NPC), a Canada-wide network of companies, investors, research institutes, and innovation and commercialization experts to host the meeting that featured a half-day conference, investment pitches and 1-on-1 meetings with 18 innovative companies with unique technology and brands.


Companies are invited to apply to presentat the 9th annual NCN Ingredients & Technology Investor Meeting in Las Vegas on September 26, 2017. Last year this investor meeting showcased new enzymes that produce bio-products; a versatile calorie reduction technology; platform technologies for DHA applications; new protein processes; new sources of omega 3; and innovations targeting inflammation and metabolic syndrome, and more.See Meetings Archive

The NCN Transaction Databaserecorded 706 transactions in 2016, a 13% increase compared to 2015. View top transactions and what they tell us about trends in the nutrition and health & wellness industryView Top 10 Lists here…

NCN reviews notable M&As and equity financings in 2016

Top acquisitions reflect a diversity of trends:the potency of pills, the convenience of beverages, consumer interest in probiotics, and the value in the supply end of the industry.View transaction trends…

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Chickpea snack companyBiena, a presenting company at NCN XIX in fall 2016, announced new backers in its $3.75 million Series A round.

Prenatalnutrition company Premama, a presenting company at NCN XVIII, has closed a $3.25 million Series B round led by River Hollow Partners. In total the brand has raised $4.65 million over the last 18 months.

TargEDys, a developer of microbiome based solutions to regulate appetite and a presenting company at NCN Europe II, has received €3.5 million from Zaluvida.

Shaka Tea, a presenting company at NCN XIX in 2016, has closed an angel round to grow its Hawaiian iced tea brand brewed from mmaki, an antioxidant-rich plant found only in the Hawaiian archipelago.

Read more about companies in nutrition and health & wellness that have secured financing and partnerships to support growth

Summary of latest deals in the nutrition, health & wellness, natural/organic & green industries.

Dean Foods and Good Karma Foods strike investment deal

ndena and Hyris partner on genomic identification of botanical species

Calysta announces $40 million Series D for FeedKind protein

Zaluvida invests in microbiome company TargEDys

Since being founded in 2007, 545 companies have presented at 31 NCN investor meetings in the U.S. and Europe from a deal flow of more than 2,640 applicants. Through the end of 2016, 287 NCN presenting companies had completed some form of transaction. Through the end of 2015 (many deals take a year or more to complete), 271 out of 475 or 57% of NCN presenting companies had completed some form of transaction.

What Presenting Companies and Investors say about NCN Investor Meetings

The conference was fantastic and very productive for our company. I already have a lot of follow ups and will be proactively reaching out to those that I met… This was a great two days! – Poorvi Patodia, Founder & CEO, Biena (NCN XIX)

Thanks Mike for all your help on this great event. I met with 8 different companies. So it was a total success for me. Leena Pradhan-Nabzdyk, CEO and Co-founder, Canomiks (NCN XIX)

As an early stage startup that requires significant capital for R&D – connecting with potential corporate partners/investors in the nutrition space that have venture programs, and looking to get involved early, was extremely valuable.Jonathan Scheiman, CEO, FitBiomics

The meetings were great and the schedule was perfect. NCN XVI Presenting Company

A peer-benchmarking opportunity as well as a welcome window to parts of the world we are currently not reaching. NCN Europe II Presenting Company

Presenting companies were a nice blend of health technology and consumer product start-ups, and there was a nice range of very viable opportunities. NCN XV Investor

We made the connections that enabled us to close our Series C. NCN offers the entrepreneur an effective and diversified network of Investors, co-CEOs and Strategics.Julie Corbett, Founder & CEO, Ecologic Brands

NCN was by far my most successful fundraising endeavor. Derek Newman,

NCN WEBINAR:Discussion of the New Draft Guidance for new dietary ingredients notifications was hosted by NCN on September 13, 2016, featuring Todd Harrison, Chair of the FDA Practice at Venable LLP.Listen to a recordingof this free educational event.

Winning Themes for Taking Your Brand to the Next Level

NCN Selection Committee Members Brad Barnhorn and James S. Tonkin co-host an interactive conference call and panel discussion for entrepreneurs on long-term sustainable growth strategies.Listen to conference call

Building Your Brand for Growth:Engaging Your Ecosystem through Effective Branding & Communications, from Investors to Consumers, Retailers to Suppliers. Co-presented by NCN Communications PartnerChristie Communications.

Due Diligence Discovery and Assessment of Online Business Activity

Listen to conference call. Co-presented by NCN Digital Media Partner Jeff Smith Consulting.

2012 Market Outlook and Strategy Update for CPGs and Entrepreneurs

See the conference -hosted by NCN and NCN Brand Strategy Partner Sterling-Rice Group. NCN and Sterling-Rice present and discuss recent market statistics, transactions and the top trends in the nutrition and health & wellness industry.

Listen to conferencecall. John Grubb, Managing Partner of Sterling Rice Group, joins Principals of Nutrition Capital Network to discuss the elements of branding: premise, product, positioning construct, channel strategy and in-market voice.

Bringing Your Supplements, Medical Foods and Pharmaceutical Drugs to Market

Listen to conferencecall co-hosted by Nutrition Capital Network and Todd Harrison, Co-Chair, Food, Dietary Supplements and Cosmetics Practice of Venable, NCNs law firm sponsor.