Investors, deal makers and other luminaries help select the final 25 winners
Founder & CEO, Native Co.
President & COO, Halo Top
Co-founder & Managing Director, Encore Consumer Capital
Co-founder & CEO, CircleUp
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 Director, Forerunner Ventures
Managing Partner, Coefficient Capital
Head of Unilever Ventures
Founder & CEO, Food + Tech Connect
General Manager, Beauty Independent
CEO & Editor-in-Chief,
Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners
Founder & Managing Partner, Sonoma Brands
Founder & Editor-in-Chief,
Founder, Force Brands
Managing Director, VMG 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?
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!
Who is not qualified?
Companies that have been acquired
Companies in CircleUp's existing equity or credit portfolio