Headquartered in Southern California, Beach House Group is a leading brand incubator focused primarily on the beauty and personal care categories. Executives PJ Brice and Shaun Neff combine their uncanny ability to identify whitespace opportunities for new brands with deep retailer relationships.
Monogram closed its initial investment in Beach House in August 2020.
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 Chicago, Foxtrot was founded by Mike LaVitola and Taylor Bloom in 2014 as a digitally native, elevated evolution of the neighborhood market. The result of their effort is the leading boutique convenience store concept that provides omnichannel fulfillment, including same day delivery, to customers across a range of highly curated third party and proprietary offerings in coffee, prepared food, wine and spirits, and snacks.
Monogram closed its initial investment in Foxtrot in July 2020.
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 Southern California, Koia was founded in 2013 and is today led by entrepreneur Chris Hunter as a line of refrigerated, plant-based protein drinks that are both craveable and nutritious, minimizing the use of sugars, dairy, soy, and GMOs. Featuring a proprietary blend of rice, pea, and hemp proteins, Koia is the ideal healthy snack, meal accompaniment or post-workout beverage for those with an active lifestyle.
Monogram closed its initial investment in Koia in March 2019.
Headquartered in New York, NY, Mixlab was founded in 2017 by entrepreneurs Fred Dijols, Stella Kim, and Vinnie Dam who saw an opportunity to build a modern pet pharmacy. Unlike other pet pharmacies, Mixlab is highly focused on creating a platform that is both vet-friendly and consumer-centric, offering pet parents a highly personalized experience. Product lines to date include commercial prescriptions, compounded prescriptions, and pet treats and products.
Monogram closed its initial investment in Mixlab in May 2019.
Headquartered in Malmo, Sweden, Oatly was founded in 1995 and has emerged at the forefront of plant-based dairy innovation, cementing itself as the leading oat milk offering globally. The company has a strong presence in North America, Europe, and Asia and has successfully expanded its product offering to include an oat-based line-up of ice creams, yogurts, creamers, spreads, and beverages.
Monogram closed its initial investment in Oatly in August 2020.
Headquartered in Oakland, CA, OLIPOP was founded in 2017 by entrepreneurs Ben Goodwin and David Lester as a line of clinically-backed beverages in the form of delicious tonics that meet consumers’ real-world taste preferences.
Monogram closed its initial investment in OLIPOP in April 2019.
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 1,800 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.
Headquartered in Miami, FL, Prime Matter Labs is a leading formulator and contract manufacturer of beauty and personal care products. Founded by entrepreneurs Mohamed Barakat, Mark Barakat, and Frank Linares nearly four decades ago, today Prime specializes in developing suncare, skincare, and haircare formulations for a range of emerging and national brand partners.
Monogram closed its initial investment in Prime in January 2020.
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.
Headquartered in Brooklyn, NY, Violette_FR was founded in 2020 by Violette Serrat as a global beauty brand, marketing color, skincare, haircare, and fragrance products. Violette’s career as a celebrated and unconventional makeup artist, the International Makeup Director for Dior, the Global Beauty Director for Estee Lauder, and recently the Makeup Creative Director for Guerlain has culminated in her namesake brand, which takes fresh and inclusive perspectives coupled with French cultural influence.
Monogram closed its initial investment in Violette_FR in July 2021.
Headquartered in Southern California, Vive Organic was founded in 2015 by entrepreneurs Wyatt Taubman, Kyle Withycombe, and JR Simich as a line of refrigerated, cold-pressed juice shots with functional benefits. The company is a leader in the immunity space and has innovated its shot offering into other functional areas including energy and hydration.
Monogram closed its initial investment in Vive in June 2020.