Headquartered in New York, NY, Kidfresh was founded in 2007 by entrepreneurs Matt Cohen and Gilles Delous who saw an opportunity to develop accessible, better-for-you food choices for children.
The Kidfresh platform offers a line of reinvented children’s favorite meals enriched with vegetables, made with wholesome ingredients and no artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives. Kidfresh has grown into a nationally distributed line of frozen meals.
Monogram closed its investment in Kidfresh in April 2017.
Monogram closed an investment into an as of yet undisclosed market leader in the pet sector in August 2016.
Headquartered in San Bernardino, CA, Country Archer was founded in 2011 by entrepreneurs Eugene and Susan Kang who saw an opportunity to leverage heritage manufacturing processes to build one of the fastest growing premium jerky brands.
The Company self-manufactures gourmet cuts of extra-lean, USDA-inspected meats, utilizing grass fed and organic ingredients where available and no artificial ingredients or preservatives. Country Archer develops distinctive flavors with broad market appeal.
Monogram closed its investment in Country Archer in March 2016.
Headquartered in Inglewood, CA, Healthy Spot was founded in 2008 by entrepreneurs Andrew Kim and Mark Boonnark who saw a need to bring greater transparency and higher standards to the pet industry.
The result of their efforts is the nation’s preeminent pet retailer and service provider, which offers both a highly curated and researched selection of pet foods and hard goods as well as award-winning grooming, daycare, and adoption services.
Monogram closed its investment in Healthy Spot in January 2016.
Headquartered in Modesto, CA, Paleteria La Michoacana (“PLM”) was founded in 1991 by entrepreneur Ignacio Gutierrez who saw an opportunity to bring Hispanic frozen novelties, including predominantly frozen fruit and ice cream bars (termed “paletas”), to the American consumer. More than two decades later PLM is a market leader in the frozen novelties category with far reaching distribution in both Hispanic and conventional markets.
Monogram closed its investment in PLM in January 2016 and has since exited its investment.
Headquartered in Calabasas, CA, Pizza Studio was founded in 2012 by entrepreneurs Samit Varma and Ron Biskin. The fast-casual restaurant concept features thin-crust pizzas customized with unlimited toppings at value price points. Pizza Studio’s streamlined operating model has attracted some of the nation’s most experienced franchisee partners.
Monogram closed its investment in Pizza Studio in February 2014.