WHO WE ARE

Vakhsh colchicine prezzo BIGR Ventures is a growth equity fund providing value-added, strategic partnership and capital to promising early-stage natural and organic products. Headquartered in Boulder, CO, and boasting 70+ years of combined natural product experience between its founders, BIGR Ventures leverages unparalleled industry relationships and experience to maximize the potential of promising young companies.

PARTNERS

Carole Buyers

Löhne de beleving asten Co-Founder & Managing Partner

svenske nyheder online Carole began her career in natural foods over twenty years ago, as an analyst in the then nascent natural foods industry. As one of the first analysts to cover Whole Foods, she has had a front row seat as the story of this now powerful sector has emerged. Carole has worked as a consumer equity analyst on the sell-side with RBC Capital Markets and on the buy-side with The Boston Company. In 2008, Carole left financial services, taking a leadership role in corporate finance and investor relations with Gaiam, Inc. In 2010, Carole was asked to come to Boulder Brands as Senior Vice President of Business Development and Investor Relations. While there, Carole identified and led the acquisition of 4 companies over her first 3 years which came to represent almost 75% of Boulder Brands sales. Concurrent to this role, Carole served as Managing Director of Boulder Brands Investment Group from 2013 to 2015. Carole’s research and financial background in natural foods, combined with her experience in acquisitions within the industry make her an integral part of the BIGR team. Carole sits or has sat on the Boards of Temple Turmeric, EPIC and Bonafide Provisions.

Bill Weiland

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fixedly sint janskruid vsm 26 years ago, Bill founded Presence Marketing, which has become the largest and most successful independent natural foods broker in the US. Over the course of the last 15 years, Bill has rolled up the strongest regional brokers in the country and today there is no competitor that comes close to the performance of his team. Due to his well-established reputation, Bill is the first call many natural foods companies make when looking for broker representation. As such, Bill’s relationships and industry expertise provide the fund a robust stream of deal flow, as well as innovation insights and industry help to our portfolio companies.

Duane Primozich

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Duane began his career in natural foods over 18 years ago. In that time he has served in management positions for several prominent natural foods companies, including Frontier Natural Products Co-op and WhiteWave. In 2004 Duane co-founded Pixie Mate, a specialty tea business, and from 2007 to 2015 he held several senior management positions for Boulder Brands, ultimately serving as the Executive Vice President of the Balance segment for Boulder Brands, responsible for 3 of the 6 businesses in the portfolio. Concurrent to this, Duane was the Managing Director of the Boulder Brands Investment Group from 2013 to 2015. Duane’s general business management and entrepreneurial experience make him perfectly suited to assist portfolio companies in their business operations, strategic planning and marketing and sales initiatives. Duane currently sits or has sat on the Board of Directors of Suja Juice, EPIC, Temple Turmeric, Primizie, Live Soda, Bonafide Provisions, Rebbl, Bobo’s Oat Bars, High Brew Coffee and Thorne Nature Experience, a Boulder-based environmental education non-profit.

PORTFOLIO

Fat Snax

Dedicated to making the worlds best tasting snacks, Fat Snax does just that while keeping them healthy. Simple and clean ingredients along with rigorous taste testing ensures their customers get the most delicious snacks that fit their lifestyles.

RE Botanicals

Founded by 20-year hemp and superfoods veteran John Roulac, RE Botanicals is a pure, organic hemp apothecary and the first national hemp CBD brand with USDA organic certification for U.S. Grown hemp. RE Botanicals products are crafted with the highest-quality organic, full-spectrum hemp extract.

Soozy’s Grain-Free

NYC-based Soozy’s is bringing back indulgent sweet treats with a clean and healthy twist! Launched in 2017, Soozy’s bakes delicious grain-free, gluten-free treats that are made with nutrient dense ingredients.

Hope Foods

Based in Louisville, CO, Hope Foods is the leading organic hummus brand in the natural foods channel, with best-selling favorites such and Spicy Avocado and Coconut Curry Hummus.

Bonafide Provisions

Based in Carlsbad, CA, Bonafide Provisions produces the #1 frozen organic bone broth in the U.S., using grass-fed beef bones and pasture-rasised chicken bones. 

REBBL

Based in Berkeley, CA, REBBL is a category leading beverage company, curating the Plant Queendom’s most powerful ingredients into the world’s only line of organic and ethically sourced super herb elixirs.

Bobo’s Oat Bars

Since 2003, Bobo’s has baked simple, homemade oat bars in Boulder, CO that bring people home with great satiation, elevated nutrition and unparalleled delicious texture and taste.

High Brew Coffee

Born from the adventure of a lifetime and raised in Austin, TX, High Brew puts expertly crafted cold brewed coffee in a can to enjoy whenever and wherever you want it. High Brew is the #1 Cold Brew in Convenience and the #1 independent RTD coffee. 

REALIZED INVESTMENTS

Live Beverages

Based in Austin, TX, LIVE Beverages produces traditional Kombuchas in popular soda flavors and has recently launched the first Sparkling Drinking Vinegar. 

PRESS

Fat Snax Announces the Close of $4.5M Series A Financing

Apr 27, 2020

Fat Snax, the leading low-carb & keto snack brand, announced this week the closing of a $5mm Series A funding led by BFG Partners and BIGR (Boulder Investment Group Reprise) Ventures. The Brooklyn-based brand, which launched their cookies online in March 2017, anticipates significant growth in 2020, fueled by this round of financing…

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Organic Hemp Pioneers RE Botanicals™ and Palmetto Harmony™ Announce Merger to Shake Up Hemp CBD Industry

Aug 19, 2019

Strong advocates of organic and regenerative farming, RE Botanicals, the Pure Organic Hemp Apothecary and Palmetto Harmony, a provider of organically cultivated natural essential life oils, have announced a stock merger between the two companies…

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RE Botanicals Raises $2MM for Hemp CBD Product Innovation

Apr 2, 2019

RE Botanicals, one of the first national hemp CBD brands to be certified organic by the USDA, announced today that it has closed a strategic seed round of funding with a $1MM investment from BIGR Ventures and the balance from leading natural and organic products industry veterans…

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Soozy’s Closes on $2.5 Million in Seed Capital From BIGR Ventures and AccelFoods

Jun 7, 2018

Soozy’s, a manufacturer of affordable gluten-free, paleo and non-GMO baked goods made with nutrient dense ingredients and unique flavor profiles, announced that it has closed on $2.5 million of seed capital led by BIGR Ventures and AccelFoods. Pioneering a new frontier in the grain-free category, Soozy’s launched in the fall of 2017…

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High Brew Cold-Brew Coffee Announces $17 Million in New Growth Capital Led by BIGR Ventures

May 30, 2017

High Brew Coffee, an Austin-based natural beverage company, announces the closing of $17 million of new growth capital led by BIGR Ventures, a growth equity fund providing value-added, strategic partnership and capital to promising early-stage natural and organic products. Already the number one selling…

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BOBO’s Announces $8M Series A Reshape Nutrition Bar and Cereal Bar Categories

March 2, 2017

BOBO’s, the baked-from-the-heart-in-Boulder oat bar brand,today announced its first ever capital round, an $8 million Series A investment to help the company continue its mission of reshaping the nutrition bar category. The minority investment, led by Boulder Investment Group Reprise (BIGR) also includes…

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REBBL, Maker Of Super-Herb Powered Beverages, Closes $10 Million Investment Led By Boulder Investment Group Reprise

Dec 12, 2016

REBBL, maker of organic super-herb powered Coconut-Milk Elixirs and Proteins, announced it has closed a $10 million investment that will allow it to expand marketing efforts and bring the benefits of super-herbs to more people. The round, led by Boulder Investment Group Reprise (BIGR)…

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Successful Industry Veterans Establish Natural Foods Investment Fund

September 7, 2016

Boulder Investment Group Reprise (BIGR) proudly announces the closing of their new investment fund, BIGR Ventures, LP, with capital commitments over $55MM. Founded by proven industry veterans Carole Buyers, Duane Primozich, and Bill Weiland, and building off of the success of their former fund…

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Bonafide Provisions partners with natural, organic investment firm

Mar 22, 2016

Bonafide Provisions, formerly known as Real Bone Broth, San Diego, Calif.,announced a strategic partnership with Boulder Investment Group Reprise (BIGR), an investor in natural and organic products, to help solidify Bonafide Provisions’ leadership in the category while bolstering its aggressive growth trajectory in natural and conventional grocery…

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