Investors, deal makers and other luminaries help select the final 25 winners
Co-founder & CEO, CircleUp
Co-founder & Managing Director, Encore Consumer Capital
President & COO, Halo Top
Founder & CEO, Native Co.
Managing Partner, Pin High Capital; former CEO and Founder of Amplify Snack Brands
Global VP of Business Development Whole Foods Market
Managing Director, The Invus Group
Founder & CEO, arfa, Inc.
Managing Partner, Coefficient Capital
Managing Director, Forerunner Ventures
Founder & CEO, Food + Tech Connect
Head of Unilever Ventures
CEO & Editor-in-Chief,
General Manager, Beauty Independent
Founder & Editor-in-Chief,
Founder & Managing Partner, Sonoma Brands
Managing Director, VMG Partners
Founder, Force Brands
Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners
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HOW IT WORKS
You can submit one of two ways! Complete a nomination form (linked below) or by tagging your favorite brand on social media using #CircleUp25
Brands, be sure to engage your fans on Twitter to boost your nomination!
Nominations will be narrowed by Helio, our technology platform that analyzes 1.4 million businesses across relative strength of brand, team, distribution and financial performance. For more on Helio, read about it here.
Who is qualified?
Who is not qualified?
Privately-held consumer and retail companies of any size
Companies across the food, beverage, apparel, retail, restaurants, home goods, pet care and personal care categories
CircleUp marketplace alumni—you’re qualified to enter CircleUp25!
Companies that have been acquired
Companies in CircleUp's existing equity or credit portfolio