We envision a world where innovations in taste & nutrition drive the livelihood of farmers and community while restoring balance to our planet.

  • NUTRIATI TEAM

    The core Nutriati team brings a broad range of expertise from diverse backgrounds – ranging from consumer products, agricultural sourcing, food product development, engineering & process development, finance and more.

    CORE TEAM

    Richard Kelly
    Co-Founder and CEO

     

    Richard has spent over three decades in the Consumer Products, Healthcare and Manufacturing sectors. A strong advocate of individual choice, Richard is dedicated to bringing healthier foods that taste great to the marketplace. He believes individuals will choose healthier foods, if they are available and affordable. “The world has wonderful ingredients - we just need to put them together differently”. This is his vision for how Nutriati’s innovations can be part of the change for a healthier diet from sustainable sources.

     

    Michael Spinelli
    Co-Founder and CTO

     

    Michael has committed his career to exploring global food culture while linking agriculture with food science, nutrition and product development.  After spending over two decades in leadership roles at major food companies, Michael is driven to improve our food supply by offering new approaches to product development and nutrition. "We have recognized a fundamental shift taking place in the food and beverage community, driven by consumer purchasing habits toward better tasting and healthier plant-based foods. The entire Nutriati team is excited to be an important part of this community, working to positively impact social and environmental food issues while building a profitable and sustainable business focused on plant-based foods. Nutriati will work to make our nutritious and tasty products accessible to all."

    Krisan Singh
    Chemical Engineer & Operations Manager

     

    Kris joined Nutriati with a preexisting passion for our company's mission. With a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and an extensive background in the fitness and nutrition industry, he found a home in Nutriati where he could merge the fields he both loves and excels in. Initially enlisted with Nutriati to conceptualize, develop, and commercialize new products for the ingredient marketplace, Kris has grown to manage operations at Nutriati; currently leading the Nutriati laboratory, R&D validations, capital projects, and manufacturing efforts.

    Tatum Nolde
    Logistics Manager

     

    Tatum brings a diverse professional background to Nutriati. Offering a unique blend of point-of-care delivery in the healthcare space and supply chain logistics from running her own successful handbag business, she has a passion for creating efficiencies and impact along the healthy lifestyle value chain. Prior to Nutriati she founded Jutatu, a national wholesaler of responsibly-sourced, custom jute handbags and associated accessories branded for women on-the-go who value fashionable simplicity, their community, and their environment. Before that she was a transplant and Orthopedic nurse at a nationally-recognized hospital as well as an ENT nurse at a private, local practice. At Nutriati Tatum is responsible for office administration, managing the value chain logistics, and takes an active role with senior management in executing strategic priorities for the company. She received her nursing certification from Roper Hospital in SC, and her bachelor of science in psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University.

     

    KEY ADVISORS

    Mike Page
    Finance and Strategy Advisor

     

    More than 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur, senior executive, senior advisor and principal investor in early stage businesses engaged in technology, business services, retail and real estate. Executed more than 40 M&A, capital markets and early-stage capital formation transactions with an aggregate value of more than $3.5 Billion. Advisory practice focuses on providing financial, acquisition and transitional CFO services to early and mid-stage technology companies undergoing transformative events, including capitalizations, acquisitions and exits.

    Dr. Reinhold Brand
    Manufacturing Advisor

     

    Reinhold served as the President at Evonik Stockhausen, Inc. following his role as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Consumer Specialties Unit-North America at Evonik Corporation until June 30th, 2014. He has more than 30 years of dedicated service to Evonik and its predecessor companies. Dr. Brand served as a Director at The Soap and Detergent Association. He served as Director at The American Cleaning Institute.  Dr. Brand holds a PHD in Organic Chemistry and expert in manufacturing.

    Bill Weber
    Market Advisor

     

    Former VP and General Manager at Dupont, Bill is leveraging his accomplishments as an accomplished senior executive and change agent into settings where he can empower/coach leaders and organizations through a challenging transition. Bill has been influential to the Nutriati team with strategic planning and execution consulting - including, but not limited to: portfolio optimization, channel strategy and new product development.

  • BOARD OF DIRECTORS

    Bob Mooney
    Nutriati Chair - Principal,
    New Richmond Ventures

     

    While most of Bob Mooney’s career has been invested in serving companies in his native Richmond, Bob has worked in New York City, Washington D.C., and Charlotte. He has extensive accounting, financial information and technology experience, including serving as a Partner at Coopers & Lybrand (now PWC) for over 20 years, CFO of a public company, and at William & Mary’s Mason School of Business.

     

    An entrepreneur, Bob has been CEO of an internet company and investor and board member of start-up technology companies. Bob is also actively involved in Richmond’s art community, especially the Richmond CenterStage Foundation.

     

    At NRV, Bob provides entrepreneurs advice on accounting and financial reporting, capital strategies, equity raising, project financing, milestones, business coaching, IT strategies, and connections to Richmond’s arts and business communities. He also serves on boards of NRV relationship companies, the Mason Business School Foundation and several community-related organizations.

     

    T.K. Pillan
    Managing Partner, Powerplant Ventures.

    Co-Founder and Co-Chair, Veggie Grill

     

    Pillan co-founded Powerplant Ventures, a $42 million VC fund that supports visionary entrepreneurs who are leveraging the power of plants to deliver better nutrition in more sustainable and ethical ways.  Pillan previously co-founded Veggie Grill, the largest vegetarian/vegan restaurant company in the U.S. with 28 locations across the West Coast and expanding nationwide.  Prior to entering the food arena, Pillan earned an engineering degree from MIT and co-founded one of L.A.’s first e-commerce development firms.

     

    David Atkinson
    Managing Partner, Tate & Lyle Ventures

     

    David is a co-founder of Circadia Ventures LLP which manages Tate & Lyle Ventures LP a London-based fund backed by the global food ingredients company Tate & Lyle PLC. He has a background in investment banking with a specific focus on the food industry.

     

    David spent 14 years as an equity research analyst specifically focused on the food processing industry before co-founding Stamford Partners in 1998. Stamford Partners is a leading investment banking firm providing merger & acquisition and strategic consulting services to the European food industry. David has also held several senior management positions in the European equities operations of NatWest Markets and Bank of America Securities, as well as acting as a consultant to HSBC and the VC industry.

     

    Currently he serves on the Boards of ProLupin GmbH and BioFilm Holdings Ltd. as well as Nutriati.

     

    Richard Kelly
    Co-Founder and CEO, Nutriati

     

    Richard has spent over three decades in the Consumer Products, Healthcare and Manufacturing sectors. A strong advocate of individual choice, Richard is dedicated to bringing healthier foods that taste great to the marketplace. He believes individuals will choose healthier foods, if they are available and affordable. “The world has wonderful ingredients - we just need to put them together differently”. This is his vision for how Nutriati’s innovations can be part of the change for a healthier diet from sustainable sources.

     

    Michael Spinelli
    Co-Founder and CTO

     

    Michael has committed his career to exploring global food culture while linking agriculture with food science, nutrition and product development.  After spending over two decades in leadership roles at major food companies, Michael is driven to improve our food supply by offering new approaches to product development and nutrition. "We have recognized a fundamental shift taking place in the food and beverage community, driven by consumer purchasing habits toward better tasting and healthier plant-based foods. The entire Nutriati team is excited to be an important part of this community, working to positively impact social and environmental food issues while building a profitable and sustainable business focused on plant-based foods. Nutriati will work to make our nutritious and tasty products accessible to all."

  • PARTNERS

    Nutriati partners with a number of leading companies and organizations in the areas of finance, market development, consumer food product development and agriculture.

    Tate & Lyle Ventures is a venture capital fund backed by Tate & Lyle PLC the global food ingredients company. Tate & Lyle Ventures invests in food sciences and nutrition opportunities globally and is currently investing its second £30 million ($45 million) fund launched in January 2013. The fund is independently managed by Circadia Ventures, an FCA authorized and regulated investment firm based in London, UK.

    PowerPlant Ventures, LLC provides value-aligned and value-add capital to rapidly growing plant-centric companies. Having built leading plant-based food brands and companies from the ground up, the company are conscious capitalists committed to helping reform the global food system.

    PLT Health Solutions is the exclusive market development and sales partner for Nutriati – as well as an early-stage investor. PLT is a discoverer, developer, and marketer of high-quality, scientifically-supported ingredient solutions for the natural products, food & beverage and cosmeceuticals markets. The company’s goal is to bring innovative and impactful solutions that help its consumer products customers develop new concepts, new products and grow successful brands.

     

    Blueberry Ventures is a venture capital fund investing in emerging & innovative brands and companies across food & beverage. The company partners with inspiring & passionate entrepreneurs building the next generation of nutrition by providing early & growth stage capital and operational support to help empower growth. Select current Blueberry Ventures investments include Rhythm Superfoods, REBBL, Ripple Foods, Barnana, Revive Kombucha, Fishpeople Seafood, Biena, Sufferfest Beer Company, Nutriati & Pique Tea.

    Stray Dog Capital, LLC is a mission-oriented venture capital firm that supports businesses, products and services that will replace animal use. The firm invests in businesses that drive alternatives to the use of animals in the supply chain.

    NRV embraces high growth companies led by exceptional teams that are post proof-of-concept with demonstrated market traction. Investors in the NRV fund include former and current executives with some of Virginia’s Fortune 500 companies such as Altria Group Inc., WestRock Co., Owens & Minor Inc. and The Brink’s Co., along with partners in law firms, executives with insurance companies, and owners and managers of a variety of other successful businesses around the state of Virginia.

Sales & Market Development Partner

Nutriati, Inc.

9722 Gayton Road

Henrico, VA 23238

USA +1 804 562 2322

 

General Inquiry: info@nutriati.com

Sales & Samples: click here

 

  • NUTRIATI TEAM

    The core Nutriati team brings a broad range of expertise from diverse backgrounds – ranging from consumer products, agricultural sourcing, food product development, engineering & process development, finance and more.

    CORE TEAM

    Richard Kelly
    Co-Founder and CEO

     

    Richard has spent over three decades in the Consumer Products, Healthcare and Manufacturing sectors. A strong advocate of individual choice, Richard is dedicated to bringing healthier foods that taste great to the marketplace. He believes individuals will choose healthier foods, if they are available and affordable. “The world has wonderful ingredients - we just need to put them together differently”. This is his vision for how Nutriati’s innovations can be part of the change for a healthier diet from sustainable sources.

     

    Michael Spinelli
    Co-Founder and CTO

     

    Michael has committed his career to exploring global food culture while linking agriculture with food science, nutrition and product development.  After spending over two decades in leadership roles at major food companies, Michael is driven to improve our food supply by offering new approaches to product development and nutrition. "We have recognized a fundamental shift taking place in the food and beverage community, driven by consumer purchasing habits toward better tasting and healthier plant-based foods. The entire Nutriati team is excited to be an important part of this community, working to positively impact social and environmental food issues while building a profitable and sustainable business focused on plant-based foods. Nutriati will work to make our nutritious and tasty products accessible to all."

    Krisan Singh
    Chemical Engineer & Operations Manager

     

    Kris joined Nutriati with a preexisting passion for our company's mission. With a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and an extensive background in the fitness and nutrition industry, he found a home in Nutriati where he could merge the fields he both loves and excels in. Initially enlisted with Nutriati to conceptualize, develop, and commercialize new products for the ingredient marketplace, Kris has grown to manage operations at Nutriati; currently leading the Nutriati laboratory, R&D validations, capital projects, and manufacturing efforts.

    Tatum Nolde
    Logistics Manager

     

    Tatum brings a diverse professional background to Nutriati. Offering a unique blend of point-of-care delivery in the healthcare space and supply chain logistics from running her own successful handbag business, she has a passion for creating efficiencies and impact along the healthy lifestyle value chain. Prior to Nutriati she founded Jutatu, a national wholesaler of responsibly-sourced, custom jute handbags and associated accessories branded for women on-the-go who value fashionable simplicity, their community, and their environment. Before that she was a transplant and Orthopedic nurse at a nationally-recognized hospital as well as an ENT nurse at a private, local practice. At Nutriati Tatum is responsible for office administration, managing the value chain logistics, and takes an active role with senior management in executing strategic priorities for the company. She received her nursing certification from Roper Hospital in SC, and her bachelor of science in psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University.

     

    KEY ADVISORS

    Mike Page
    Finance and Strategy Advisor

     

    More than 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur, senior executive, senior advisor and principal investor in early stage businesses engaged in technology, business services, retail and real estate. Executed more than 40 M&A, capital markets and early-stage capital formation transactions with an aggregate value of more than $3.5 Billion. Advisory practice focuses on providing financial, acquisition and transitional CFO services to early and mid-stage technology companies undergoing transformative events, including capitalizations, acquisitions and exits.

    Dr. Reinhold Brand
    Manufacturing Advisor

     

    Reinhold served as the President at Evonik Stockhausen, Inc. following his role as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Consumer Specialties Unit-North America at Evonik Corporation until June 30th, 2014. He has more than 30 years of dedicated service to Evonik and its predecessor companies. Dr. Brand served as a Director at The Soap and Detergent Association. He served as Director at The American Cleaning Institute.  Dr. Brand holds a PHD in Organic Chemistry and expert in manufacturing.

    Bill Weber
    Market Advisor

     

    Former VP and General Manager at Dupont, Bill is leveraging his accomplishments as an accomplished senior executive and change agent into settings where he can empower/coach leaders and organizations through a challenging transition. Bill has been influential to the Nutriati team with strategic planning and execution consulting - including, but not limited to: portfolio optimization, channel strategy and new product development.

  • BOARD OF DIRECTORS

    Bob Mooney
    Nutriati Chair - Principal,
    New Richmond Ventures

     

    While most of Bob Mooney’s career has been invested in serving companies in his native Richmond, Bob has worked in New York City, Washington D.C., and Charlotte. He has extensive accounting, financial information and technology experience, including serving as a Partner at Coopers & Lybrand (now PWC) for over 20 years, CFO of a public company, and at William & Mary’s Mason School of Business.

     

    An entrepreneur, Bob has been CEO of an internet company and investor and board member of start-up technology companies. Bob is also actively involved in Richmond’s art community, especially the Richmond CenterStage Foundation.

     

    At NRV, Bob provides entrepreneurs advice on accounting and financial reporting, capital strategies, equity raising, project financing, milestones, business coaching, IT strategies, and connections to Richmond’s arts and business communities. He also serves on boards of NRV relationship companies, the Mason Business School Foundation and several community-related organizations.

     

    T.K. Pillan
    Managing Partner, Powerplant Ventures.

    Co-Founder and Co-Chair, Veggie Grill

     

    Pillan co-founded Powerplant Ventures, a $42 million VC fund that supports visionary entrepreneurs who are leveraging the power of plants to deliver better nutrition in more sustainable and ethical ways.  Pillan previously co-founded Veggie Grill, the largest vegetarian/vegan restaurant company in the U.S. with 28 locations across the West Coast and expanding nationwide.  Prior to entering the food arena, Pillan earned an engineering degree from MIT and co-founded one of L.A.’s first e-commerce development firms.

     

    David Atkinson
    Managing Partner, Tate & Lyle Ventures

     

    David is a co-founder of Circadia Ventures LLP which manages Tate & Lyle Ventures LP a London-based fund backed by the global food ingredients company Tate & Lyle PLC. He has a background in investment banking with a specific focus on the food industry.

     

    David spent 14 years as an equity research analyst specifically focused on the food processing industry before co-founding Stamford Partners in 1998. Stamford Partners is a leading investment banking firm providing merger & acquisition and strategic consulting services to the European food industry. David has also held several senior management positions in the European equities operations of NatWest Markets and Bank of America Securities, as well as acting as a consultant to HSBC and the VC industry.

     

    Currently he serves on the Boards of ProLupin GmbH and BioFilm Holdings Ltd. as well as Nutriati.

     

    Richard Kelly
    Co-Founder and CEO, Nutriati

     

    Richard has spent over three decades in the Consumer Products, Healthcare and Manufacturing sectors. A strong advocate of individual choice, Richard is dedicated to bringing healthier foods that taste great to the marketplace. He believes individuals will choose healthier foods, if they are available and affordable. “The world has wonderful ingredients - we just need to put them together differently”. This is his vision for how Nutriati’s innovations can be part of the change for a healthier diet from sustainable sources.

     

    Michael Spinelli
    Co-Founder and CTO

     

    Michael has committed his career to exploring global food culture while linking agriculture with food science, nutrition and product development.  After spending over two decades in leadership roles at major food companies, Michael is driven to improve our food supply by offering new approaches to product development and nutrition. "We have recognized a fundamental shift taking place in the food and beverage community, driven by consumer purchasing habits toward better tasting and healthier plant-based foods. The entire Nutriati team is excited to be an important part of this community, working to positively impact social and environmental food issues while building a profitable and sustainable business focused on plant-based foods. Nutriati will work to make our nutritious and tasty products accessible to all."

  • PARTNERS

    Nutriati partners with a number of leading companies and organizations in the areas of finance, market development, consumer food product development and agriculture.

    Tate & Lyle Ventures is a venture capital fund backed by Tate & Lyle PLC the global food ingredients company. Tate & Lyle Ventures invests in food sciences and nutrition opportunities globally and is currently investing its second £30 million ($45 million) fund launched in January 2013. The fund is independently managed by Circadia Ventures, an FCA authorized and regulated investment firm based in London, UK.

    PowerPlant Ventures, LLC provides value-aligned and value-add capital to rapidly growing plant-centric companies. Having built leading plant-based food brands and companies from the ground up, the company are conscious capitalists committed to helping reform the global food system.

    PLT Health Solutions is the exclusive market development and sales partner for Nutriati – as well as an early-stage investor. PLT is a discoverer, developer, and marketer of high-quality, scientifically-supported ingredient solutions for the natural products, food & beverage and cosmeceuticals markets. The company’s goal is to bring innovative and impactful solutions that help its consumer products customers develop new concepts, new products and grow successful brands.

     

    Blueberry Ventures is a venture capital fund investing in emerging & innovative brands and companies across food & beverage. The company partners with inspiring & passionate entrepreneurs building the next generation of nutrition by providing early & growth stage capital and operational support to help empower growth. Select current Blueberry Ventures investments include Rhythm Superfoods, REBBL, Ripple Foods, Barnana, Revive Kombucha, Fishpeople Seafood, Biena, Sufferfest Beer Company, Nutriati & Pique Tea.

    Stray Dog Capital, LLC is a mission-oriented venture capital firm that supports businesses, products and services that will replace animal use. The firm invests in businesses that drive alternatives to the use of animals in the supply chain.

    NRV embraces high growth companies led by exceptional teams that are post proof-of-concept with demonstrated market traction. Investors in the NRV fund include former and current executives with some of Virginia’s Fortune 500 companies such as Altria Group Inc., WestRock Co., Owens & Minor Inc. and The Brink’s Co., along with partners in law firms, executives with insurance companies, and owners and managers of a variety of other successful businesses around the state of Virginia.

  • NUTRIATI TEAM

    The core Nutriati team brings a broad range of expertise from diverse backgrounds – ranging from consumer products, agricultural sourcing, food product development, engineering & process development, finance and more.

    CORE TEAM

    Richard Kelly
    Co-Founder and CEO

     

    Richard has spent over three decades in the Consumer Products, Healthcare and Manufacturing sectors. A strong advocate of individual choice, Richard is dedicated to bringing healthier foods that taste great to the marketplace. He believes individuals will choose healthier foods, if they are available and affordable. “The world has wonderful ingredients - we just need to put them together differently”. This is his vision for how Nutriati’s innovations can be part of the change for a healthier diet from sustainable sources.

     

    Michael Spinelli
    Co-Founder and CTO

     

    Michael has committed his career to exploring global food culture while linking agriculture with food science, nutrition and product development.  After spending over two decades in leadership roles at major food companies, Michael is driven to improve our food supply by offering new approaches to product development and nutrition. "We have recognized a fundamental shift taking place in the food and beverage community, driven by consumer purchasing habits toward better tasting and healthier plant-based foods. The entire Nutriati team is excited to be an important part of this community, working to positively impact social and environmental food issues while building a profitable and sustainable business focused on plant-based foods. Nutriati will work to make our nutritious and tasty products accessible to all."

    Krisan Singh
    Chemical Engineer & Operations Manager

     

    Kris joined Nutriati with a preexisting passion for our company's mission. With a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and an extensive background in the fitness and nutrition industry, he found a home in Nutriati where he could merge the fields he both loves and excels in. Initially enlisted with Nutriati to conceptualize, develop, and commercialize new products for the ingredient marketplace, Kris has grown to manage operations at Nutriati; currently leading the Nutriati laboratory, R&D validations, capital projects, and manufacturing efforts.

    Tatum Nolde
    Logistics Manager

     

    Tatum brings a diverse professional background to Nutriati. Offering a unique blend of point-of-care delivery in the healthcare space and supply chain logistics from running her own successful handbag business, she has a passion for creating efficiencies and impact along the healthy lifestyle value chain. Prior to Nutriati she founded Jutatu, a national wholesaler of responsibly-sourced, custom jute handbags and associated accessories branded for women on-the-go who value fashionable simplicity, their community, and their environment. Before that she was a transplant and Orthopedic nurse at a nationally-recognized hospital as well as an ENT nurse at a private, local practice. At Nutriati Tatum is responsible for office administration, managing the value chain logistics, and takes an active role with senior management in executing strategic priorities for the company. She received her nursing certification from Roper Hospital in SC, and her bachelor of science in psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University.

     

    KEY ADVISORS

    Mike Page
    Finance and Strategy Advisor

     

    More than 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur, senior executive, senior advisor and principal investor in early stage businesses engaged in technology, business services, retail and real estate. Executed more than 40 M&A, capital markets and early-stage capital formation transactions with an aggregate value of more than $3.5 Billion. Advisory practice focuses on providing financial, acquisition and transitional CFO services to early and mid-stage technology companies undergoing transformative events, including capitalizations, acquisitions and exits.

    Dr. Reinhold Brand
    Manufacturing Advisor

     

    Reinhold served as the President at Evonik Stockhausen, Inc. following his role as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Consumer Specialties Unit-North America at Evonik Corporation until June 30th, 2014. He has more than 30 years of dedicated service to Evonik and its predecessor companies. Dr. Brand served as a Director at The Soap and Detergent Association. He served as Director at The American Cleaning Institute.  Dr. Brand holds a PHD in Organic Chemistry and expert in manufacturing.

    Bill Weber
    Market Advisor

     

    Former VP and General Manager at Dupont, Bill is leveraging his accomplishments as an accomplished senior executive and change agent into settings where he can empower/coach leaders and organizations through a challenging transition. Bill has been influential to the Nutriati team with strategic planning and execution consulting - including, but not limited to: portfolio optimization, channel strategy and new product development.

  • BOARD OF DIRECTORS

    Bob Mooney
    Nutriati Chair - Principal,
    New Richmond Ventures

     

    While most of Bob Mooney’s career has been invested in serving companies in his native Richmond, Bob has worked in New York City, Washington D.C., and Charlotte. He has extensive accounting, financial information and technology experience, including serving as a Partner at Coopers & Lybrand (now PWC) for over 20 years, CFO of a public company, and at William & Mary’s Mason School of Business.

     

    An entrepreneur, Bob has been CEO of an internet company and investor and board member of start-up technology companies. Bob is also actively involved in Richmond’s art community, especially the Richmond CenterStage Foundation.

     

    At NRV, Bob provides entrepreneurs advice on accounting and financial reporting, capital strategies, equity raising, project financing, milestones, business coaching, IT strategies, and connections to Richmond’s arts and business communities. He also serves on boards of NRV relationship companies, the Mason Business School Foundation and several community-related organizations.

     

    David Atkinson
    Managing Partner, Tate & Lyle Ventures

     

    David is a co-founder of Circadia Ventures LLP which manages Tate & Lyle Ventures LP a London-based fund backed by the global food ingredients company Tate & Lyle PLC. He has a background in investment banking with a specific focus on the food industry.

     

    David spent 14 years as an equity research analyst specifically focused on the food processing industry before co-founding Stamford Partners in 1998. Stamford Partners is a leading investment banking firm providing merger & acquisition and strategic consulting services to the European food industry. David has also held several senior management positions in the European equities operations of NatWest Markets and Bank of America Securities, as well as acting as a consultant to HSBC and the VC industry.

     

    Currently he serves on the Boards of ProLupin GmbH and BioFilm Holdings Ltd. as well as Nutriati.

     

    T.K. Pillan
    Managing Partner, Powerplant Ventures.

    Co-Founder and Co-Chair, Veggie Grill

     

    Pillan co-founded Powerplant Ventures, a $42 million VC fund that supports visionary entrepreneurs who are leveraging the power of plants to deliver better nutrition in more sustainable and ethical ways.  Pillan previously co-founded Veggie Grill, the largest vegetarian/vegan restaurant company in the U.S. with 28 locations across the West Coast and expanding nationwide.  Prior to entering the food arena, Pillan earned an engineering degree from MIT and co-founded one of L.A.’s first e-commerce development firms.

     

    Richard Kelly
    Co-Founder and CEO, Nutriati

     

    Richard has spent over three decades in the Consumer Products, Healthcare and Manufacturing sectors. A strong advocate of individual choice, Richard is dedicated to bringing healthier foods that taste great to the marketplace. He believes individuals will choose healthier foods, if they are available and affordable. “The world has wonderful ingredients - we just need to put them together differently”. This is his vision for how Nutriati’s innovations can be part of the change for a healthier diet from sustainable sources.

     

    Michael Spinelli
    Co-Founder and CTO

     

    Michael has committed his career to exploring global food culture while linking agriculture with food science, nutrition and product development.  After spending over two decades in leadership roles at major food companies, Michael is driven to improve our food supply by offering new approaches to product development and nutrition. "We have recognized a fundamental shift taking place in the food and beverage community, driven by consumer purchasing habits toward better tasting and healthier plant-based foods. The entire Nutriati team is excited to be an important part of this community, working to positively impact social and environmental food issues while building a profitable and sustainable business focused on plant-based foods. Nutriati will work to make our nutritious and tasty products accessible to all."

  • PARTNERS

    Nutriati partners with a number of leading companies and organizations in the areas of finance, market development, consumer food product development and agriculture.

    Tate & Lyle Ventures is a venture capital fund backed by Tate & Lyle PLC the global food ingredients company. Tate & Lyle Ventures invests in food sciences and nutrition opportunities globally and is currently investing its second £30 million ($45 million) fund launched in January 2013. The fund is independently managed by Circadia Ventures, an FCA authorized and regulated investment firm based in London, UK.

    PowerPlant Ventures, LLC provides value-aligned and value-add capital to rapidly growing plant-centric companies. Having built leading plant-based food brands and companies from the ground up, the company are conscious capitalists committed to helping reform the global food system.

    PLT Health Solutions is the exclusive market development and sales partner for Nutriati – as well as an early-stage investor. PLT is a discoverer, developer, and marketer of high-quality, scientifically-supported ingredient solutions for the natural products, food & beverage and cosmeceuticals markets. The company’s goal is to bring innovative and impactful solutions that help its consumer products customers develop new concepts, new products and grow successful brands.

     

    Blueberry Ventures is a venture capital fund investing in emerging & innovative brands and companies across food & beverage. The company partners with inspiring & passionate entrepreneurs building the next generation of nutrition by providing early & growth stage capital and operational support to help empower growth. Select current Blueberry Ventures investments include Rhythm Superfoods, REBBL, Ripple Foods, Barnana, Revive Kombucha, Fishpeople Seafood, Biena, Sufferfest Beer Company, Nutriati & Pique Tea.

    Stray Dog Capital, LLC is a mission-oriented venture capital firm that supports businesses, products and services that will replace animal use. The firm invests in businesses that drive alternatives to the use of animals in the supply chain.

    NRV embraces high growth companies led by exceptional teams that are post proof-of-concept with demonstrated market traction. Investors in the NRV fund include former and current executives with some of Virginia’s Fortune 500 companies such as Altria Group Inc., WestRock Co., Owens & Minor Inc. and The Brink’s Co., along with partners in law firms, executives with insurance companies, and owners and managers of a variety of other successful businesses around the state of Virginia.

Nutriati, Inc.

9722 Gayton Road, Henrico, VA 23238

USA +1 804 562 2322

 

General Inquiry: info@nutriati.com

Sales & Market Development Partner

Sales & Samples: click here

 

  • NUTRIATI TEAM

    The core Nutriati team brings a broad range of expertise from diverse backgrounds – ranging from consumer products, agricultural sourcing, food product development, engineering & process development, finance and more.

    Richard Kelly
    Co-Founder and CEO

     

    Richard has spent over three decades in the Consumer Products, Healthcare and Manufacturing sectors. A strong advocate of individual choice, Richard is dedicated to bringing healthier foods that taste great to the marketplace. He believes individuals will choose healthier foods, if they are available and affordable. “The world has wonderful ingredients - we just need to put them together differently”. This is his vision for how Nutriati’s innovations can be part of the change for a healthier diet from sustainable sources.

     

    CORE TEAM

    Michael Spinelli
    Co-Founder and CTO

     

    Michael has committed his career to exploring global food culture while linking agriculture with food science, nutrition and product development.  After spending over two decades in leadership roles at major food companies, Michael is driven to improve our food supply by offering new approaches to product development and nutrition. "We have recognized a fundamental shift taking place in the food and beverage community, driven by consumer purchasing habits toward better tasting and healthier plant-based foods. The entire Nutriati team is excited to be an important part of this community, working to positively impact social and environmental food issues while building a profitable and sustainable business focused on plant-based foods. Nutriati will work to make our nutritious and tasty products accessible to all."

    Krisan Singh
    Chemical Engineer & Operations Manager

     

    Kris joined Nutriati with a preexisting passion for our company's mission. With a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and an extensive background in the fitness and nutrition industry, he found a home in Nutriati where he could merge the fields he both loves and excels in. Initially enlisted with Nutriati to conceptualize, develop, and commercialize new products for the ingredient marketplace, Kris has grown to manage operations at Nutriati; currently leading the Nutriati laboratory, R&D validations, capital projects, and manufacturing efforts.

    Tatum Nolde
    Logistics Manager

     

    Tatum brings a diverse professional background to Nutriati. Offering a unique blend of point-of-care delivery in the healthcare space and supply chain logistics from running her own successful handbag business, she has a passion for creating efficiencies and impact along the healthy lifestyle value chain. Prior to Nutriati she founded Jutatu, a national wholesaler of responsibly-sourced, custom jute handbags and associated accessories branded for women on-the-go who value fashionable simplicity, their community, and their environment. Before that she was a transplant and Orthopedic nurse at a nationally-recognized hospital as well as an ENT nurse at a private, local practice. At Nutriati Tatum is responsible for office administration, managing the value chain logistics, and takes an active role with senior management in executing strategic priorities for the company. She received her nursing certification from Roper Hospital in SC, and her bachelor of science in psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University.

     

    Mike Page
    Finance and Strategy Advisor

     

    More than 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur, senior executive, senior advisor and principal investor in early stage businesses engaged in technology, business services, retail and real estate. Executed more than 40 M&A, capital markets and early-stage capital formation transactions with an aggregate value of more than $3.5 Billion. Advisory practice focuses on providing financial, acquisition and transitional CFO services to early and mid-stage technology companies undergoing transformative events, including capitalizations, acquisitions and exits.

    Dr. Reinhold Brand
    Manufacturing Advisor

     

    Reinhold served as the President at Evonik Stockhausen, Inc. following his role as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Consumer Specialties Unit-North America at Evonik Corporation until June 30th, 2014. He has more than 30 years of dedicated service to Evonik and its predecessor companies. Dr. Brand served as a Director at The Soap and Detergent Association. He served as Director at The American Cleaning Institute.  Dr. Brand holds a PHD in Organic Chemistry and expert in manufacturing.

    Bill Weber
    Market Advisor

     

    Former VP and General Manager at Dupont, Bill is leveraging his accomplishments as an accomplished senior executive and change agent into settings where he can empower/coach leaders and organizations through a challenging transition. Bill has been influential to the Nutriati team with strategic planning and execution consulting - including, but not limited to: portfolio optimization, channel strategy and new product development.

    KEY ADVISORS

  • BOARD OF DIRECTORS

    Bob Mooney
    Nutriati Chair - Principal,
    New Richmond Ventures

     

    While most of Bob Mooney’s career has been invested in serving companies in his native Richmond, Bob has worked in New York City, Washington D.C., and Charlotte. He has extensive accounting, financial information and technology experience, including serving as a Partner at Coopers & Lybrand (now PWC) for over 20 years, CFO of a public company, and at William & Mary’s Mason School of Business.

     

    An entrepreneur, Bob has been CEO of an internet company and investor and board member of start-up technology companies. Bob is also actively involved in Richmond’s art community, especially the Richmond CenterStage Foundation.

     

    At NRV, Bob provides entrepreneurs advice on accounting and financial reporting, capital strategies, equity raising, project financing, milestones, business coaching, IT strategies, and connections to Richmond’s arts and business communities. He also serves on boards of NRV relationship companies, the Mason Business School Foundation and several community-related organizations.

     

    David Atkinson
    Managing Partner, Tate & Lyle Ventures

     

    David is a co-founder of Circadia Ventures LLP which manages Tate & Lyle Ventures LP a London-based fund backed by the global food ingredients company Tate & Lyle PLC. He has a background in investment banking with a specific focus on the food industry.

     

    David spent 14 years as an equity research analyst specifically focused on the food processing industry before co-founding Stamford Partners in 1998. Stamford Partners is a leading investment banking firm providing merger & acquisition and strategic consulting services to the European food industry. David has also held several senior management positions in the European equities operations of NatWest Markets and Bank of America Securities, as well as acting as a consultant to HSBC and the VC industry.

     

    Currently he serves on the Boards of ProLupin GmbH and BioFilm Holdings Ltd. as well as Nutriati.

     

    T.K. Pillan
    Managing Partner, Powerplant Ventures.

    Co-Founder and Co-Chair, Veggie Grill

     

    Pillan co-founded Powerplant Ventures, a $42 million VC fund that supports visionary entrepreneurs who are leveraging the power of plants to deliver better nutrition in more sustainable and ethical ways.  Pillan previously co-founded Veggie Grill, the largest vegetarian/vegan restaurant company in the U.S. with 28 locations across the West Coast and expanding nationwide.  Prior to entering the food arena, Pillan earned an engineering degree from MIT and co-founded one of L.A.’s first e-commerce development firms.

     

    Richard Kelly
    Co-Founder and CEO, Nutriati

     

    Richard has spent over three decades in the Consumer Products, Healthcare and Manufacturing sectors. A strong advocate of individual choice, Richard is dedicated to bringing healthier foods that taste great to the marketplace. He believes individuals will choose healthier foods, if they are available and affordable. “The world has wonderful ingredients - we just need to put them together differently”. This is his vision for how Nutriati’s innovations can be part of the change for a healthier diet from sustainable sources.

     

    Michael Spinelli
    Co-Founder and CTO

     

    Michael has committed his career to exploring global food culture while linking agriculture with food science, nutrition and product development.  After spending over two decades in leadership roles at major food companies, Michael is driven to improve our food supply by offering new approaches to product development and nutrition. "We have recognized a fundamental shift taking place in the food and beverage community, driven by consumer purchasing habits toward better tasting and healthier plant-based foods. The entire Nutriati team is excited to be an important part of this community, working to positively impact social and environmental food issues while building a profitable and sustainable business focused on plant-based foods. Nutriati will work to make our nutritious and tasty products accessible to all."

  • PARTNERS

    Nutriati partners with a number of leading companies and organizations in the areas of finance, market development, consumer food product development and agriculture.

    Tate & Lyle Ventures is a venture capital fund backed by Tate & Lyle PLC the global food ingredients company. Tate & Lyle Ventures invests in food sciences and nutrition opportunities globally and is currently investing its second £30 million ($45 million) fund launched in January 2013. The fund is independently managed by Circadia Ventures, an FCA authorized and regulated investment firm based in London, UK.

    PowerPlant Ventures, LLC provides value-aligned and value-add capital to rapidly growing plant-centric companies. Having built leading plant-based food brands and companies from the ground up, the company are conscious capitalists committed to helping reform the global food system.

    PLT Health Solutions is the exclusive market development and sales partner for Nutriati – as well as an early-stage investor. PLT is a discoverer, developer, and marketer of high-quality, scientifically-supported ingredient solutions for the natural products, food & beverage and cosmeceuticals markets. The company’s goal is to bring innovative and impactful solutions that help its consumer products customers develop new concepts, new products and grow successful brands.

     

    Blueberry Ventures is a venture capital fund investing in emerging & innovative brands and companies across food & beverage. The company partners with inspiring & passionate entrepreneurs building the next generation of nutrition by providing early & growth stage capital and operational support to help empower growth. Select current Blueberry Ventures investments include Rhythm Superfoods, REBBL, Ripple Foods, Barnana, Revive Kombucha, Fishpeople Seafood, Biena, Sufferfest Beer Company, Nutriati & Pique Tea.

    Stray Dog Capital, LLC is a mission-oriented venture capital firm that supports businesses, products and services that will replace animal use. The firm invests in businesses that drive alternatives to the use of animals in the supply chain.

    NRV embraces high growth companies led by exceptional teams that are post proof-of-concept with demonstrated market traction. Investors in the NRV fund include former and current executives with some of Virginia’s Fortune 500 companies such as Altria Group Inc., WestRock Co., Owens & Minor Inc. and The Brink’s Co., along with partners in law firms, executives with insurance companies, and owners and managers of a variety of other successful businesses around the state of Virginia.

  • BOARD OF DIRECTORS

    Bob Mooney
    Nutriati Chair - Principal,
    New Richmond Ventures

     

    While most of Bob Mooney’s career has been invested in serving companies in his native Richmond, Bob has worked in New York City, Washington D.C., and Charlotte. He has extensive accounting, financial information and technology experience, including serving as a Partner at Coopers & Lybrand (now PWC) for over 20 years, CFO of a public company, and at William & Mary’s Mason School of Business.

     

    An entrepreneur, Bob has been CEO of an internet company and investor and board member of start-up technology companies. Bob is also actively involved in Richmond’s art community, especially the Richmond CenterStage Foundation.

     

    At NRV, Bob provides entrepreneurs advice on accounting and financial reporting, capital strategies, equity raising, project financing, milestones, business coaching, IT strategies, and connections to Richmond’s arts and business communities. He also serves on boards of NRV relationship companies, the Mason Business School Foundation and several community-related organizations.

     

    David Atkinson
    Managing Partner, Tate & Lyle Ventures

     

    David is a co-founder of Circadia Ventures LLP which manages Tate & Lyle Ventures LP a London-based fund backed by the global food ingredients company Tate & Lyle PLC. He has a background in investment banking with a specific focus on the food industry.

     

    David spent 14 years as an equity research analyst specifically focused on the food processing industry before co-founding Stamford Partners in 1998. Stamford Partners is a leading investment banking firm providing merger & acquisition and strategic consulting services to the European food industry. David has also held several senior management positions in the European equities operations of NatWest Markets and Bank of America Securities, as well as acting as a consultant to HSBC and the VC industry.

     

    Currently he serves on the Boards of ProLupin GmbH and BioFilm Holdings Ltd. as well as Nutriati.

     

    T.K. Pillan
    Managing Partner, Powerplant Ventures.

    Co-Founder and Co-Chair, Veggie Grill

     

    Pillan co-founded Powerplant Ventures, a $42 million VC fund that supports visionary entrepreneurs who are leveraging the power of plants to deliver better nutrition in more sustainable and ethical ways.  Pillan previously co-founded Veggie Grill, the largest vegetarian/vegan restaurant company in the U.S. with 28 locations across the West Coast and expanding nationwide.  Prior to entering the food arena, Pillan earned an engineering degree from MIT and co-founded one of L.A.’s first e-commerce development firms.

     

    Richard Kelly
    Co-Founder and CEO, Nutriati

     

    Richard has spent over three decades in the Consumer Products, Healthcare and Manufacturing sectors. A strong advocate of individual choice, Richard is dedicated to bringing healthier foods that taste great to the marketplace. He believes individuals will choose healthier foods, if they are available and affordable. “The world has wonderful ingredients - we just need to put them together differently”. This is his vision for how Nutriati’s innovations can be part of the change for a healthier diet from sustainable sources.

     

    Michael Spinelli
    Co-Founder and CTO

     

    Michael has committed his career to exploring global food culture while linking agriculture with food science, nutrition and product development.  After spending over two decades in leadership roles at major food companies, Michael is driven to improve our food supply by offering new approaches to product development and nutrition. "We have recognized a fundamental shift taking place in the food and beverage community, driven by consumer purchasing habits toward better tasting and healthier plant-based foods. The entire Nutriati team is excited to be an important part of this community, working to positively impact social and environmental food issues while building a profitable and sustainable business focused on plant-based foods. Nutriati will work to make our nutritious and tasty products accessible to all."

  • PARTNERS

    Nutriati partners with a number of leading companies and organizations in the areas of finance, market development, consumer food product development and agriculture.

    Tate & Lyle Ventures is a venture capital fund backed by Tate & Lyle PLC the global food ingredients company. Tate & Lyle Ventures invests in food sciences and nutrition opportunities globally and is currently investing its second £30 million ($45 million) fund launched in January 2013. The fund is independently managed by Circadia Ventures, an FCA authorized and regulated investment firm based in London, UK.

    PowerPlant Ventures, LLC provides value-aligned and value-add capital to rapidly growing plant-centric companies. Having built leading plant-based food brands and companies from the ground up, the company are conscious capitalists committed to helping reform the global food system.

    PLT Health Solutions is the exclusive market development and sales partner for Nutriati – as well as an early-stage investor. PLT is a discoverer, developer, and marketer of high-quality, scientifically-supported ingredient solutions for the natural products, food & beverage and cosmeceuticals markets. The company’s goal is to bring innovative and impactful solutions that help its consumer products customers develop new concepts, new products and grow successful brands.

     

    Blueberry Ventures is a venture capital fund investing in emerging & innovative brands and companies across food & beverage. The company partners with inspiring & passionate entrepreneurs building the next generation of nutrition by providing early & growth stage capital and operational support to help empower growth. Select current Blueberry Ventures investments include Rhythm Superfoods, REBBL, Ripple Foods, Barnana, Revive Kombucha, Fishpeople Seafood, Biena, Sufferfest Beer Company, Nutriati & Pique Tea.

    Stray Dog Capital, LLC is a mission-oriented venture capital firm that supports businesses, products and services that will replace animal use. The firm invests in businesses that drive alternatives to the use of animals in the supply chain.

    NRV embraces high growth companies led by exceptional teams that are post proof-of-concept with demonstrated market traction. Investors in the NRV fund include former and current executives with some of Virginia’s Fortune 500 companies such as Altria Group Inc., WestRock Co., Owens & Minor Inc. and The Brink’s Co., along with partners in law firms, executives with insurance companies, and owners and managers of a variety of other successful businesses around the state of Virginia.

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