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Investments

6

Funds

2

About Melitas Ventures

Melitas Ventures is a venture capital fund that invests in early stage (Seed/Series A) food & beverage companies through the entire value chain.

Melitas Ventures Headquarter Location

130 5th Ave 130 5th Ave

New York, New York, 10011,

United States

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A Venture Capital View of Food Industry Trends

Dec 28, 2021

The Food Institute News Envelope Icon Twitter Icon News, Data and Trends Since 1928 Click Below to Subscribe   How does the venture capital world view the current state of the food industry? Melitas Ventures founder and managing partner Alex Malamatinas (ex-Tiger Management, Soros Partners, and Morgan Stanley) shares his thoughts on trends centered on health and wellness, direct-to-consumer models, high valuations, plant-based products, and more. Malamatinas draws on his experience as a board member for companies ranging from Abbot’s Butcher to MUD WTR to show how the early stage food and beverage industry has evolved in recent years, how COVID-19 changed his valuation processes, and what the food industry could see in 2022. “Capital is a commodity these days and you know most founders really can take their pick in terms of which venture capital funds they partner with.” More about Alex Malamatinas: Alex is the Founder and Managing Partner of Melitas Ventures, a New York based venture capital fund that partners with innovative early stage food & beverage companies. He serves on the boards of: Abbot’s Butcher, NomNom, Verb Energy, Beekeeper’s Naturals, Lemon Perfect, Elements, RIND Snacks, Nurture Life and MUD WTR. Alex was previously a senior member of the investment teams at Tyrian Investments (seeded by Tiger Management) and Indus Capital (former Soros Partners), where he invested in global consumer companies. He began his career in Morgan Stanley’s London and New York offices. Alex received his MBA from Wharton, with a Major in Finance, and BA in Political Science, with honors and distinction, from Stanford University. More about Melitas Ventures: We partner with visionary founders who innovate and transform what consumers eat and drink. We believe in authentic brands which are better-for-you and have a positive impact on society and the environment. We apply our dedication, creativity and experience to fuel tremendous growth for our companies. Melitas Ventures is a New York based Venture Capital fund that invests in early stage food & beverage companies through the entire value chain. The team has unique access to competitive investment opportunities and a very selective investment process. The Melitas Ventures partners have established a successful track record investing in some of the most innovative and fastest-growing early stage food & beverage companies. Learn about Melitas Ventures:

Melitas Ventures Investments

6 Investments

Melitas Ventures has made 6 investments. Their latest investment was in Dream Pops as part of their Series A on November 11, 2021.

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Melitas Ventures Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

11/3/2021

Series A

Dream Pops

$6M

Yes

1

10/20/2021

Series A

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10

5/28/2021

Series A

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$99M

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10

2/26/2021

Series A

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$99M

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10

7/20/2020

Seed VC

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$99M

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10

Date

11/3/2021

10/20/2021

5/28/2021

2/26/2021

7/20/2020

Round

Series A

Series A

Series A

Series A

Seed VC

Company

Dream Pops

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Amount

$6M

$99M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

1

10

10

10

10

Melitas Ventures Fund History

2 Fund Histories

Melitas Ventures has 2 funds, including Melitas MS Holdings.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

6/18/2020

Melitas MS Holdings

$1.35M

1

Melitas Ventures Fund II

10

Closing Date

6/18/2020

Fund

Melitas MS Holdings

Melitas Ventures Fund II

Fund Type

Status

Amount

$1.35M

Sources

1

10

Melitas Ventures Team

1 Team Member

Melitas Ventures has 1 team member, including current Founder, Managing Partner, Alex Malamatinas.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Alex Malamatinas

Founder, Managing Partner

Current

Name

Alex Malamatinas

Work History

Title

Founder, Managing Partner

Status

Current

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