2018 Speakers

Chuck Templeton, Managing Director

Chuck Templeton

Managing Director, S2G Ventures

I have long been passionate about helping early stage and emerging companies. Inspired by my daughters’ future (and frankly the financial opportunities), I have lately focused on using business innovations to find solutions to the most urgent environmental and societal problems we face. I joined S2G because it is a unique opportunity to help reimagine our food system while also mitigating climate change and adapting its changes ahead. I look to contribute my operating experience and previous work with entrepreneurs to the tremendous team, portfolio, resources and networks that S2G has brought already together. As a long-distance runner and former Army Ranger, I have learned about the importance of healthy nutritious food and optimal human performance.  As a father and a citizen, I am determined to help democratize food so that everyone has equal access to the nutrition they need to reach their physical and mental potential in life. I am excited about the impact that S2G can have as we help enable the visionary entrepreneurs that will feed our growing population and preserve the environment for current and future generations. 

I have founded, advised, invested in, or been a director in over 30 companies, including being the founder and former CEO of OpenTable, (NASDAQ:OPEN), the founding Chairman of GrubHub NYSE (GRUB), and advisor and mentor to Braintree Payment Systems and Cleversafe, and as acting Chairman of Impact Engine, a venture accelerator and seed fund focused on businesses that help address social and environmental issues as part of their core business model. Most importantly, I have an amazing wife and two awesome little girls.