Inside Biotech

The Dish on Biotech in Food: Julianne Hummelberg, Vice President of Investment at PowerPlant Partners

Episode Summary

Have you ever walked around the supermarket and noticed a new product such as a plant-based egg, a new plant-based milk, or a bean-based chip? Chances are you have come across a company or product in PowerPlant Partner’s extensive portfolio! A Los Angeles based growth equity firm, PowerPlant Partners is on the hunt for the next consumer wellness companies or products. With the goal of creating a sustainable future in mind, PowerPlant Partners invests in plant-based products, new ways to keep produce clean, and so much more. Excited about the prospect of a delicious and sustainable future, we sat down with the Vice President of the Investment Team, Julianne Hummelberg, to learn more. Join us on a delicious journey from concept to shelf in the 2nd episode of our second series, ‘The Dish on Biotech in Food’ today!

Episode Notes

By 2050, we will need to increase food production by about 60% to accommodate an ever growing population. The way we make and consume food now, however, is not conducive or a sustainable way to meet these needs. Enter PowerPlant Partners, a firm that is investing in companies and products that will enable us to meet this goal and more! As the Vice President of the Investment Team of PowerPlant Partners, Julianne Hummelberg gives us the inside scoop on the company and these products. A little bit about Julianne: Julianne leads deal sourcing and execution, and helps PowerPlant portfolio companies create and capture value as a board member of portfolio company Veggie Grill and board observer to Zero Egg, Rae Wellness, REBBL, The Coconut Collaborative, OWYN and Jot Coffee. She earned her MBA from Columbia Business School where she was a Venture and Private Equity Fellow and President of the Healthy Living Club. She also holds a BA in Economics from Wake Forest University, where she graduated cum laude, and an associate degree in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science. In her free time, she enjoys being with her rescue dogs August Remington, traveling internationally, HIIT workouts, learning Spanish and contributing as a board member of Synergist Network, a non-profit organization that works towards gender parity in the private equity and venture capital industries. If you are interested in learning more, please visit the website: