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THE KROGER CO. ZERO HUNGER I ZERO WASTE FOUNDATION INNOVATION FUND
INVESTOR COALITION

What is a Village Capital Coalition?

A coalition is a group of investors committed to solving an important problem or to supporting a particular group of underserved entrepreneurs.

The goal is to build a trusting and mission-aligned community of like-minded investors who can share investment opportunities, find co-investors, and ultimately maximize the funding and resources that can reach impact-driven entrepreneurs.

All Village Capital coalitions are powered by Abaca, which helps entrepreneurs become self-aware and articulate how ready they are for investment, and matches them with the right investors and resources.

What makes The Kroger Co. Zero Hunger I Zero Waste Foundation Investor Coalition unique?

The Kroger Co. Zero Hunger I Zero Waste Foundation Investor Coalition is for early-stage investors who are interested in supporting startups who are elevating food to its highest use and disrupting the linear supply chain.

Investors in the coalition will have access to world-leading deal flow, industry insight from other leading investors, a peer support network, and most of all, to ensure critical funding reaches businesses solving critical problems.

What are the benefits for investors in The Kroger Co. Zero Hunger I Zero Waste Foundation Investor Coalition?

  • Curated deal flow. Get access to our database of 10,000+ impact-driven entrepreneurs and a venture pipeline of 150+ startups working on food waste solutions. Receive regular hand-picked match recommendations from the Village Capital team

  • Meet co-investors. Coalitions help create opportunities for co-investment. Build trusting relationships with other investors looking to support big ideas

  • Access to events and insights. Village Capital runs convenings that allow investors to engage with other industry-leading professionals. You will also receive a newsletter with deal flow, sector news and other exclusive insights

  • Premium status on Abaca. Coalition members show up more frequently on Abaca – get seen by entrepreneurs more often

What is expected from an investor in The Kroger Co. Zero Hunger I Zero Waste Foundation Investor Coalition?

  • Coalition Orientation. Attend a brief (30-minute) meeting with the Coalition Lead and an Abaca team member to confirm investment criteria and give a short Abaca demo.

  • Respond to matches: You’ll be supplied a curated list of companies that match your investment criteria and their application to the coalition. Indicate whether you are interested or not, and if not, why not. Typically, you will receive 1-10 companies per month, with some months of higher activity.

  • Participate in Sessions: Participate in coalition meetings where peers present the best deals they’re working on, get feedback, share trends and industry knowledge, and more. Sessions range in length from 30min to 90min depending on the quantity of strong deals coalition members want to share, feedback given and industry topics selected to discuss. Members should expect the majority of sessions to be 45min.

  • Participate in the Online Slack Community. Participate in your online Slack Coalition community by answering questions and polls, sharing deals, and collaborating what impact really looks like in this sector.

How do I join The Kroger Co. Zero Hunger I Zero Waste Foundation Investor Coalition?