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 initial investment in Country Archer in March 2016.
Headquartered in Brooklyn, NY, D.S. & Durga was founded by entrepreneurs David and Kavi Moltz who saw an opportunity to leverage their talents as perfumer and architect, respectively, to develop an American luxury fragrance brand at the intersection of armchair travel, design, and music.
D.S. & Durga markets its lines of fragrances, candles, and personal care items through select department stores and boutiques around the world.
Monogram closed its initial investment in D.S. & Durga in October 2018.
Headquartered in Seattle, WA, Ellenos was founded in 2012 by entrepreneurs Con Apostolopoulos, Bob Klein, and Alex Apostolopoulos who saw an opportunity to manufacture and market an indulgent yet better-for-you Greek yogurt based on a generations-old traditional family recipe for an American audience.
Today Ellenos sells its curated line of yogurts through both wholesale and retail channels in the Pacific Northwest where the brand has become a cult favorite.
Monogram closed its initial investment in Ellenos in March 2018.
Headquartered in Culver City, 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 initial investment in Healthy Spot in January 2016.
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 initial investment in Kidfresh in April 2017.
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 initial investment in Pizza Studio in February 2014.
Planet Fitness is one of the largest franchisors of fitness centers with more than 1,600 clubs in operation today. The Company’s mission is to provide a high-quality fitness experience in a welcoming, non-intimidating environment at a value price point.
Founded by Dave Bidwell and Scott Linsky, Atlantic Holdings is one of Planet Fitness’s largest and fastest growing franchisee groups with rights to Miami-Dade and Broward counties in South Florida and Central California from Santa Barbara north to Fresno.
Monogram closed its initial investment in Atlantic Holdings in October 2017.
Chad and Liz Robertson founded Tartine as an iconic San Francisco bakery in 2002, subsequently building the James Beard Award winning concept’s reputation globally for its outstanding bread and pastry offerings. Tartine has since expanded to new geographies, including internationally, with the additions of elevated food and coffee programs as well as into new channels, including premium specialty wholesale.
Monogram closed its initial investment in Tartine in March 2019.