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New York has been characterized as a hyphen-tech town, catering to a vast array of industries. At the head of the pack in the food space is Jordan Gaspar, Managing Partner at AccelFoods. Previously a corporate attorney, Gaspar forayed into the startup investment world at Golden Seed, where she served as a Managing Director for three years.
Launching in 2013 with Lauren Jupiter, AccelFoods currently has $90M in under management across three funds and has already made investments in over forty companies that include Exo, Nomi, ReThink, Soozy's, and Wandering Bear Coffee. At AccelFoods, Gaspar oversees deal origination and investment execution. In 2018 alone, the firm made over twenty-five companies.
Initially started as an accelerator program, the firm outgrew the accelerator model and under Gaspar's leadership, the firm is the premier name for investment in the packaged food and beverage space. A graduate of Columbia College and JD from Fordham Law, Gaspar was drawn to the food space from her and her partner's personal experience with looking at and understanding what's in food for their own children. Today, they are investing in and supporting the entrepreneurs that are building the next generation of high-growth food an beverage companies.