VC  KEEN Growth Capital

     Office Locations:

513 Main St.
Windermere, FL 34786
Phone: 407-217-5910



  • Early
  • Seed



  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Food & Agriculture



    KEEN Growth Capital is a venture firm investing in early-stage food-related companies that generate meaningful social impact in addition to above market financial returns. KEEN has a particular focus on healthy snacking, functional foods and patented, science-backed companies that positively impact consumer health, environmental and community wellness, and long-term disease mitigation. The firm invests in companies with revenues from $200K-$2MM, a TTM of several hundred thousand dollars, and a minimum current run rate of $1MM-$2MM. KEEN is currently investing out of its second $40MM fund, KGC Fund II.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Donna Spence CFO
    Jerry Bello Co-Founder & Managing Partner
    Jonathan Smiga Co-Founder & Managing Partner


    Portfolio companies include:

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      Brownie Brittle
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      Go Raw
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      Goodie Girl Cookies
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      O'Dang Hummus
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      Sensible Portions
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      Thrive Ice Cream
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