A bread and butter letter is a letter of thanks for hospitality…our version is full of gratitude, thank-yous and advice and will feature founders we’ve backed, our team, and friends of B&B.

Chinmay Soman is the CEO and founder of EarthSense, a startup creating the robots and AI that will help us run our planet better. Chinmay points out that humanity faces unprecedented challenges over the next century, with accelerating climate change, growing population, and collapsing ecosystems. He launched Earthsense to help create crops that consume fewer resources, are resilient to climate shocks, and produce better food.

EarthSense’s under-canopy robot…


A bread and butter letter is a letter of thanks for hospitality…our version is full of gratitude, thank-yous and advice and will feature founders we’ve backed, our team, and friends of B&B.

We’re switching things up this time by sharing our own Mary Grove’s Bread and Butter Letter. Mary, a Managing Partner at B&B, leads our healthtech practice and co-leads Enterprise SaaS with partner Brett Brohl. The last 3 investments she has led have been into companies led by women. …


A bread and butter letter is a letter of thanks for hospitality…our version is full of gratitude, thank-yous and advice and will feature founders we’ve backed, our team, and friends of B&B.

Kobby Amoah is the CEO and Founder of River Health, an affordable health plan designed to take care of your everyday health needs without breaking the bank. They combine excellent care from doctors with wellness services like nutrition and meditation to create a holistic healthcare experience.

River is continuing to expand its US footprint — its newest market is B&B’s home state of MN where the team is…


A bread and butter letter is a letter of thanks for hospitality…our version is full of gratitude, thank-yous and advice and will feature founders we’ve backed, our team, and friends of B&B.

2021 promises to be a busy year for EIO Diagnostics’ CEO and Co-Founder Tamara Leigh — EIO will be rolling out their innovative product to the market later this year. They use advanced image analysis and machine learning to build practical tools that farmers use to improve the health and wellbeing of their livestock, starting with early detection of mastitis in dairy cows. …


A bread and butter letter is a letter of thanks for hospitality…our version is full of gratitude, thank-yous and advice and will feature founders we’ve backed, our team, and friends of B&B.

Dr. Tye Caldwell has been a luminary in the beauty industry for years but only a tech startup founder for a few years. He and his wife Courtney Caldwell co-founded ShearShare, an ML-enabled marketplace that provides access to affordable B2B tools for self-employed stylists, starting with space to work.


A bread and butter letter is a letter of thanks for hospitality…our version is full of gratitude, thank-yous and advice and will feature founders we’ve backed, our team, and friends of B&B.

Francesco Aimone is the CEO and Founder of Induction Food Systems, an industrial hardware startup developing advanced fluid heating equipment to make food & beverage and chemical manufacturing more efficient and sustainable. The Raleigh, NC based company recently closed a deal with Lubrizol for the purchase of one of their systems and received funding as part of a $3.5M …


As we prepare to end a year that will no doubt be remembered for many reasons, we’d like to wish you and your families a healthy, peaceful, restful holiday season. We are grateful for the opportunity to grow our Bread & Butter work and family this year and we look to 2021 with great optimism.

Some highlights of 2020:

Growing the Bread & Butter team. We grew our team to three this year with Brett and Mary partnering and growing our investment thesis to add health tech and enterprise SaaS as two core verticals, complimenting our foodtech practice. …


It’s been three months since we unveiled Bread & Butter Ventures, and we’re excited to share an update on what we’ve been working on this summer. In summary: we are grateful and fired up.

We are grateful for the warm reception and positive feedback we’ve received on our decision to team up and grow The Syndicate Fund into this next evolution as Bread & Butter Ventures. We’re grateful each day for the opportunity we have to work with work-class teams and feel privileged that the entrepreneurs who lead the 36 companies we back have chosen us to be on their…


How Bread and Butter Ventures is staying committed to diversity

The following is a letter we sent to our portfolio companies and LPs in the first part of June. It has been updated to reflect our new branding, team members and platform.

We all recently watched the deplorable murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis Police. The most recent in a terrible series of highly visible incidents against black men and women in our country.

First and foremost we unequivocally condemn racism and police brutality. The unfortunate truth is that so much more occurs when phones aren’t there to capture it…


A global venture capital firm based in Minnesota.

The Bread and Butter Ventures Team: Stephanie Rich, Brett Brohl, Mary Grove

Welcome to Bread and Butter Ventures. We’re an early stage venture capital fund founded by experienced investors with a global mission: to back bold entrepreneurs who want to solve the most important challenges of our time.

What makes Bread and Butter unique is that we believe those solutions can come from anywhere and will require strong venture capital support from places beyond Silicon Valley. …

Bread and Butter Ventures

An early stage venture capital fund, investing globally.

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