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We believe in solving for the future dramatic growth in food demand, while significantly challenging world hunger and poverty, especially with children and families. 

Our Mission is to identify, invest in, and grow innovative and "complimentary" disruptive food companies and technologies resulting in unique solutions that are more productive, affordable, sustainable and healthier for the global food value chain. 


Global food production must double by 2050 to meet future food demand from population growth and continued urbanization. Next Stage Partners firmly believes the solutions are innovative technologies to sustainably increase food availability, improve access to food, and increase agricultural production and productivity. Next Stage is at the forefront of identifying leading cutting edge agriculture and food technologies. 

Indoor Farming
Investment Strategy


Next Stage's primary focus is upstream in the supply chain with agriculture and food technologies and a secondary focus on restaurant, retail technologies. 

We invest in early stage through very low end of the middle market companies. Our primary focus is proven, early stage companies which we have defined to be a company with strong people, teams & culture, commercialized innovative & "complimentary" disruptive technologies, and where significant market opportunities and growth plans exist. 


Next Stage Partners utilizes a unique Growth Process to facilitate significant growth for our portfolio companies. Our Growth Process starts with understanding the needs within our vast relationships with manufacturers, hospitality, national restaurant, retail and grocery chains. Specifically, Next Stage conducts ongoing Needs Assessment Interviews with several customers to understand needs, challenges, and areas of opportunity. Based on these ongoing Needs Assessment Interviews, we identify common trends and needs among customers and categorize these common needs into product categories. Then, by drilling down into these common trends, needs and product categories, we use a proprietary assessment model to determine opportunity areas of investment focus. 

Strawberry Innovation
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