Who We Are
Venice Brands builds category leaders in partnership with world class management teams, with a focus on health, wellness and sustainability. We’re an experienced team of leaders and industry executives who have spent decades founding, investing in and scaling successful consumer brands. We engage in a combination of developing brands ourselves where we play the role of the entrepreneur, investing growth capital into existing brands that meet our strict criteria, and purchasing controlling stakes in cash flow positive businesses. We then help these brands grow by providing hands-on strategic, operating, and financial resources. We like to say that we are industry specific but stage agnostic, as we are equally comfortable starting a new brand from scratch and making a $50+ million acquisition. Our model is unique, and that’s what excites us.
We Are Experts In
Building Consumer Brands
What We Look For
Our goal is to build industry-leading brands that have truly differentiated products, strong customer loyalty and attractive cash flow profiles. Our assessment of prospective opportunities begins with an analysis of the category size, growth trends and competitive landscape. We then look for high-growth brands with engaged consumer bases or opportunities to build new brands ourselves where we feel that we can create a sustainable source of differentiation. Margins are particularly important, as we want to deliver high quality products and services to our consumers, while continually investing in sales and marketing to effectively build our brands. We also want our companies to make real profit, usually targeting a clear path to 15-20% EBITDA margins. Finally, we focus on brands that further our mission to promote health, wellness and sustainability. We want to wake up every day excited about the impact of our work!
We Create Brands Ourselves
& Make Select Investments
Why We Are Different
We enjoy being very actively involved in our brands, with members of our team often playing full-time executive roles in key functions such as marketing and finance, so we want to ensure that management is aligned with our “hands on” approach. We are also continuing to build out our highly-differentiated and cross-functional shared services team that works across many of our brands, providing them with access to excellent talent at fractional costs. Finally, having worked with numerous third-party service providers, our team knows which firms deliver maximum impact. Whether they be sales and broker relationships, branding and PR agencies or co-manufacturing facilities and third-party logistics providers, we provide our brands with access to the best-in-class partners. Because we are building our own brands in parallel and going through many of the same experiences in real time, we feel that we are a uniquely valuable partner.
We Roll Up Our Sleeves
Kinderfarms Announces ‘Kinder for Life’ Challenge
Kinderfarms, maker of Kinderlyte, the first natural, medical grade oral electrolyte solution (OES) that rehydrates fast like an IV, announces its support of Water.org and partnership with ‘1% for the Planet.’ The company will donate at least 1 percent of its revenue to help families around the world gain access to safe water and sanitation. Kinderfarms was founded by Venice Brands and Jeremy Adams in 2018.Read More
Joolies Debuts New Organic Date Syrup Flavors
Joolies, grower of organic California medjool dates, is once again changing the date-ing game with its unique organic medjool date offerings, expanding its product lineup by releasing three new date syrup flavors to accompany its Original organic medjool date syrup. Joolies was founded by Venice Brands and The Kohl Family Farm in 2018.Read More
Osso Good's New Bone Broth Waffles Accepted By Whole Foods
The Osso Good Co. is adding a boost to a breakfast favorite. Its newest launch, Bone Broth Waffles, uses bone broth as a flavorful, protein-packed ingredient for a gluten-free, protein and healthy-fat packed waffle that’s heartier than most frozen waffles. The waffles, sold in four-count boxes with an MSRP of $6.99, will launch in select regions of Whole Foods Market.Read More
Mayweather Boxing + Fitness Announces 135 Locations Signed in First 18 Months
Mayweather Boxing + Fitness – an industry-leading group fitness and boxing experience created by World Champion boxer Floyd Mayweather – signed 135 franchise locations within 18 months of rolling out its franchise program. New studios are quickly opening across the country, with Torrance, CA and St. Petersburg, FL being the most recent to open their doors. Venice Brands is the lead investor in Mayweather Boxing + Fitness.Read More