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Funds

2

About Ghost

The firm is a Southern California-based venture capital firm primarily focused on building consumer, technology and enterprise businesses in the fast-emerging medical marijuana industry. The company manages two funds, including Emerald Ocean, which invests in market-defining companies and technology in the medical marijuana sector such as WeedMaps.com, and Ghost Domain Capital, which invests in category disruptive Internet domains that are mostly oriented toward B2B solutions.

Ghost Headquarter Location

Newport Beach, California, 92657,

United States

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Latest Ghost News

GHOST launches RTD Protein Shake

Sep 20, 2021

By Stephen Daniells The new range marks the first ready-to-drink (RTD) protein products from the company that made its first move into the RTD space with GHOST Energy last year. “GHOST Energy has been an amazing success story out of the blocks this year,” ​Daniel Lourenco, Ghost’s CEO, told NutraIngredients-USA. “This year was supposed to be a crawl/walk year but we've found ourselves immediately at a light jog blowing our forecasts out of the water. GHOST Energy is a top performer in almost all of the accounts that we're in even outside of specialty sports nutrition including HEB, HyVee, QT, Circle K, GetGO and more.​ “All of that said, I'm potentially even more excited by the opportunity to innovate within ready to drink protein,” ​added Lourenco. “This has been one of the most complex products I've ever worked on. RTD protein is a completely new format to my team and I, and the product type brings with it limited manufacturing partners and line time availability, long R&D lead times, and exhaustive flavor development with CHIPS AHOY!”​ The on-the-go Ghost Protein Shake delivers 25 grams of protein per bottle (15 grams of which is an isolate and 10 grams of concentrate) and launches with two flavors: Cereal Milk and Chips Ahoy! Transparency​ Lourenco said while the energy drinks category is busy and crowded, he’s excited to enter the RTD protein because “there hasn't been a whole lot of excitement in RTD protein. ​ “The same product offerings have existed for years and in very straightforward basic flavors like Chocolate and Vanilla,”​ he said. “GHOST is entering the RTD protein category first and foremost bringing the first transparently labelled RTD protein I've seen in the market,” ​said Lourenco. “Like our powders, customers know exactly how much of each protein source they're getting. We're also bringing the first ever authentic flavor to the category beginning with CHIPS AHOY! and backing those up with the fun, nostalgic flavors GHOST is known for such as Cereal Milk.”​ Distribution​ Lourenco noted that GHOST Protein RTDs are initially launching exclusively at GNC with a broader roll out to follow. Copyright - Unless otherwise stated all contents of this web site are © 2021 - William Reed Business Media Ltd - All Rights Reserved - Full details for the use of materials on this site can be found in the Terms & Conditions

Ghost Fund History

2 Fund Histories

Ghost has 2 funds, including Emerald Ocean Capital.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

Emerald Ocean Capital

Early-Stage Venture Capital

1

Ghost Domain Capital fund

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$99M

10

Closing Date

Fund

Emerald Ocean Capital

Ghost Domain Capital fund

Fund Type

Early-Stage Venture Capital

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Status

Amount

$99M

Sources

1

10

Ghost Team

3 Team Members

Ghost has 3 team members, including current General Partner, Doug Francis.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Doug Francis

General Partner

Current

Justin Hartfield

General Partner

Current

Thomas Stephenson

Chief Technology Officer

Former

Name

Doug Francis

Justin Hartfield

Thomas Stephenson

Work History

Title

General Partner

General Partner

Chief Technology Officer

Status

Current

Current

Former

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