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Former Kind Executives Leverage Startup Expertise Through New Partner Platform

Jan. 25, 2023
The team that founded KIND Snacks has launched Camino Partners, a business-building and investment platform looking for entrepreneur partners.
Food industry entrepreneurs looking for a kick-start to their brands have a new option for funding and support, as the team that founded KIND Snacks has launched Camino Partners, a business-building and investment platform looking for entrepreneur partners.

Formerly known as Equilibra, Camino Partners expects to leverage the former KIND team’s experience to co-found, launch, and build new ventures together with entrepreneurs looking to take the next step in their brand’s growth. KIND founder Daniel Lubetzky, who is chairman and founder of Camino Partners, and his team promise hands-on operating partnership to guide these innovative brands through the minefield of growth, focused on a values-based strategy rather than a specific business playbook.

Camino Partners already has co-founded the convenient, better-for-you Mexican food brand, SOMOS, and invested in such startups as whole ingredient European breakfast and snack brand, Belgian Boys, gimme seaweed snacks and CAVA Mediterranean foods.

About the Author

Andy Hanacek | Senior Editor

Andy Hanacek has covered meat, poultry, bakery and snack foods as a B2B editor for nearly 20 years, and has toured hundreds of processing plants and food companies, sharing stories of innovation and technological advancement throughout the food supply chain. In 2018, he won a Folio:Eddie Award for his unique "From the Editor's Desk" video blogs, and he has brought home additional awards from Folio and ASBPE over the years. In addition, Hanacek led the Meat Industry Hall of Fame for several years and was vice president of communications for We R Food Safety, a food safety software and consulting company.

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