VC  S2G Ventures

     Office Locations:

1101 W. Fulton Market, Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60607



  • Seed



  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Food & Agriculture
  • Information Technology
  • Retail & Restaurant



    Founded 2014, Seed 2 Growth (S2G Ventures) is a multi-stage venture fund investing in transformative food and agriculture companies whose products and services meet the shifting demands for healthy, sustainable, and local food. S2G looks for companies that can take leadership positions in emerging and fast growing sectors in food and agriculture. S2G makes investments uniquely from 'soil to shelf,' finding the inflection points where innovation and capital can better align the food system to meet consumer demands. S2G will identify sectors across the food system that are ripe for change, and form a multi-stage portfolio including seed, venture and growth stage investments. Core areas of interest for S2G are agriculture, ingredients, infrastructure and logistics, IT and hardware, food safety and technology, retail and restaurants, and consumer brands.

    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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    Chuck Templeton Managing Director
    Matthew Walker Principal
    Rachel O'Connell Associate
    Sanjeev Krishnan Managing Director
    Victor E. Friedberg Co-Founder and Managing Director


    Recent Funding Events (trailing 12 months):







      Greenlight Biosciences



      Series E


      Hi Fidelity Genetics



      Series A







      Apeel Sciences





      The UCAN Company



      Series D


      Good Eggs





      Ripple Foods



      Series C


    Portfolio companies include:

      Apeel Sciences
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      Arable Labs
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      Benson Hill Biosystems

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      Fishpeople Seafood
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      Good Eggs
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      Greenlight Biosciences
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      Hi Fidelity Genetics
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      Kuli Kuli
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      Maple Hill Creamery
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      Midwestern BioAg
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      NewLeaf Symbiotics
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      Ripple Foods
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      Shenandoah Growers
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      The UCAN Company
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