Elevating great ideas

We’re on your Mission

301 INC is an energetic and enthusiastic team looking to collaborate with emerging food brands; to roll up our sleeves and work together to create breakthrough innovations and build successful businesses. If you have a product that has demonstrated success in the market, and you’re ready to take it to the next level, let’s elevate it.

Our Spirit

We aspire to be an indispensable partner integrating a direct equity investment with the skill and capabilities of General Mills.

How We Practice

We are seeking emerging food brands with a compelling product, a strategic fit and fueled by founders that are driven, passionate and aren’t going to settle for anything less than success.

Our Team

We’re a bunch of entrepreneurial enablers, engrained in the food industry and excited to help you harness your passion. Together we can grow your business and elevate your product.
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Experienced and enthusiastic team members
185
Years of combined industry experience
149
Years rooted in the food industry
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Categories with marketplace representation

Team Leaders

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Our Partners

Click on a logo below to find out more about these exciting companies. Our family is growing all the time. If you’re interested in finding out more about joining the team, let’s talk.

Here & There

Read about what’s been going on at 301 and beyond.

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General Mills Invests $3 million in Organic Granola Company

The venture capital arm of General Mills is investing in Purely Elizabeth, a Boulder, Colo.-based maker of granola, oatmeal, muesli and cereal that uses more nutrient-rich ingredients than a typical bowl of grains.

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Farmhouse Culture raises $6.5m in financing round led by Gen Mills 301 INC

A $6.5m funding round led by General Mills’ 301 INC arm will help Farmhouse Culture – which specializes in fresh organic sauerkraut, sauerkraut chips and fermented ‘gut shots’ – expand its distribution and support new launches, including a new sparkling probiotic beverage.

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General Mills’ Venture Fund Invests in 20-Year-Old’s Startup

Daniel Katz is a 20-year-old Cincinnati native who created a protein-packed snack brand that’s generating nearly $10 million in annual revenue after just two years of business. And General Mills likes the brand so much it has become a financial backer.

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