Managing Partner, AccelFoods
Lauren Jupiter is a Managing Partner of AccelFoods, an early-stage venture capital firm investing in consumer products. Lauren co-founded the fund in 2014 with the intention of offering entrepreneurs a unique perspective and approachable capital to help them build their businesses. With $40M under management and 34 portfolio companies and growing, AF operates as a hands-on partner working with entrepreneurs to bring innovative, high-quality food and beverage products to the forefront of the industry and create the next generation of enduring brands. Lauren oversees deal origination, supervises financial strategy for the portfolio, as well as manages the daily financial operations and administration of the fund.
Prior to founding AF, Lauren was an investment banker in the Consumer Products and Retail team at UBS where she advised large cap food and beverage companies and consumer-retail focused private equity firms. While at UBS, Lauren worked in strategy on-site at Birds Eye Iglo Group, a leading European frozen food company, owned by Permira Advisers. During her time in business school, Lauren worked in brand management at Unilever. Lauren holds an A.B., cum laude in field, from Harvard College and an M.B.A. with Honors in Finance and Strategic Management from The Wharton School of Business.
Born and raised in New York City, Lauren currently resides there with her husband, daughter, and son. Lauren's white whale is fat-free, calorie-free pizza (with extra sauce).