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Co-Founder & Managing Partner, AccelFoods
Lauren Jupiter is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of AccelFoods, an investor in disruptive food and beverage companies, providing its portfolio with industry access, expertise, and infrastructure to propel innovation and fuel growth. AccelFoods has invested in over 30 portfolio companies across a broad range of categories and regions. Lauren is a member of the AccelFoods Investment Committee and serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Wandering Bear Coffee and as a board observer to Aloe Gloe, Brami, and Tea Drops.
Prior to founding AccelFoods, 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).