food and beverage

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PowerPlant Partners, a Los Angeles and San Francisco-based investment management firm, closed a $330 million fund.

With the final closing of PowerPlant Ventures III L.P. (PPV Fund III), the firm plans to expand its current focus on plant-based consumer food and beverage brands to incorporate consumer technology alongside service and enablement companies. Dan Gluck, PowerPlant co-managing partner, told dot.LA the firm still intends to back companies that center around human and planetary wellness.

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Courtesy of Travis Rosbach

Whether you're at work, shopping for groceries, at the gym, or browsing online — there's a good chance you’ve run into a HydroFlask.

On this episode of the PCH Driven podcast, Hydroflask founder Travis Rosbach talks about how his relationship to the outdoors led him to create a stainless steel, reusable water bottle company.

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If there’s one thing that COVID laid bare in modern society, it’s the American propensity for takeout. And if there’s one thing that’s become apparent from our heightened demand for on-demand food, it’s that most food doesn’t travel well.

Soggy French fries and buns can quickly transform a delicious dine-in favorite to a mushy disappointment. Moisture is the bane of food preservation beyond takeout as well: Breaks in the cold chain allows condensation to form on produce, spurring the growth of mold and shortening shelf life for everything from berries to lettuce and tomatoes and costs the food industry trillions every year in food waste.

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