Welcome New IEC Member David Bartholomew, General Partner at Stage 1 Fund
March 26, 2021
Dear IEC Members & Friends,
Please welcome new IEC member David Bartholomew, General Partner at Stage 1 Fund, as our next confirmed member of the International Executive Council (IEC). We have included his bio and Linkedin Profile below for your review.
David Bartholomew is a Private Equity & Venture Capital Investor with 23 years of experience. His current investment thesis is focused on Emerging Consumer Brands including sustainable CPG, Clean Beauty, Personal Care, Organic Food & Beverage and Health & Wellness. He is currently deploying capital out of S1F Fund I, LP and is going to market in 2021 with Fund II. David originally started his investing career in 1998 as part of the Founding Family Office of Windjammer Capital Investors in Newport Beach, CA.
Over the past 6 years, Stage 1 Financial (S1F) has built a strong and validated pipeline of deal flow for our Investment Partners by delivering core Accounting & Business Intelligence services to Emerging Consumer Brands. With offices and Partners located in Orange County, Denver, Dallas & NYC, S1F currently maintains a clientele roster of over 250+ brands. We have now launched S1F Fund I LP, which allows us to invest alongside our VC & PE Partners in Emerging Companies that we believe have a significantly reduced risk profile and high probability of success for our LPs.
The Stage 1 Fund portfolio includes Hatch Collection, Lemon Perfect, Herbivore Botanicals, Spudsy, Ellis Brooklyn, Bond Pet Foods, Saie Beauty, Cybele’s Free To Eat & Freck Beauty.
Stage 1 Fund is differentiated in that we have:
- Built-in Relationships and Trust with Emerging Brands
- Unique and Transparent Data Points that are proprietary to our core business
- S1F Team Members working with Emerging Brands every day, alongside Entrepreneurs and their Management Teams
- Access to a proprietary pipeline of off-market investment opportunities
David’s personal portfolio includes Windjammer Capital Investors Fund III, IV & V, Strategic Partners Fund VII, Foodstirs, Once Upon A Farm, SNAX-Sational Brands, Tosi Health System, Owl’s Brew, Nona Lim, Powerful Foods, Piñata, Hatch Collection, Lemon Perfect, Spudsy, Herbivore Botanicals, Ellis Brooklyn, Saie Beauty, Bond Pet Foods, Freck Beauty, FundingShield & Invaio Sciences.
IEC Member David Bartholomew, General Partner at Stage 1 Fund