Is there an end for natural products venture capital?

Douglas Raggio of Bias and Blind Spots and Michael Silverman of Samantha Brands Group discuss the venture capital cycles entrepreneurs must know and offer some predictions for future natural products industry investment.

Christine Kapperman, Senior Content Director

March 23, 2019

1 Min Read

“Increasingly in this space we’re seeing—and I think it is needed—more and more venture debt players.”

—Michael Silverman, Samantha Brands Group


Video highlights:

  • Venture will come in strong and recede. Will recession occur in the next three years?

  • Decisions Michael Silverman of Samantha Brands Group is making for five years down the road.

  • Venture debt explained.

This NCN Funding Forum session—Fireside Chat: Looking Ahead to the Next Century of Investment—was recorded at Natural Products Expo West 2019.

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About the Author(s)

Christine Kapperman

Senior Content Director, New Hope Network

As the senior content director at New Hope Network, Christine Kapperman combines her 20-year journalism background with her passion for business to cover the natural products industry for and Natural Foods Merchandiser magazine. She also led content at She loves tracking (and tasting) trends as she shares what’s next to show up in cups, plates and in pantries across the United States.

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