About Us

We aim to be the first investor for ambitious, connected, emerging food and food-technology founders capable of building and scaling capital efficient,revenue-driven businesses.

 
 
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We work with founders at all stages of their journey.

Community outreach, through our Enter China community, and key partnerships with others.

Thought leadership events regionally & globally.

Referrals and contacts through the Brinc syndicate network.                                              

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Global accelerator program.

Regionally specific programs in Europe, Middle East, India and South-East Asia.

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Inbound deals for product development studio.

Deals come from accelerator teams, teams external to the accelerator, crowdfunding teams, and from companies seeking to master product development in China.

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Inbound deals for later stage companies wanting to increase growth through additional distribution channels on a global and regional basis.

Go-to-market programs for China market entry.

Go-to-market programs for each region, aligning companies with key distribution partners on a regional basis.   

 

Core Team

Manav Gupta
Founder,CEO
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Manav is a founder and CEO of Brinc since June 2014. With a decade of experience developing tech and startup ecosystems in China. He is a technology strategist, investor & serial entrepreneur, with extensive knowledge on the hurdles hardware companies face in getting products that drive deep consumer engagement to market.

Heriberto Salvidar, PhD
Managing Director
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Heriberto is an aerospace and mechatronics engineer, awarded the prestigious Hong Kong Ph.D. Fellowship Scheme. As the Managing Director of Brinc Accelerator and member of the Investment Committee, he is responsible for Brinc programs' operations and strategies globally as well as the technical due diligence process of Brinc investments.

Dalal AlGhawas, PhD
Food Scientist
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Dalal is a food and life science professional, with experience in clinical research, diagnostics, public health, food technology and regulatory requirements on food safety. She has proven records of successful budget planning, formulating strategic proposals, vendor and people management in cross-cultural environments in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

 

Our Advisors 

Josh Tetrick
Co-Founder & CEO of Just,Inc.
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Josh is the CEO of Just. Inc., an entrepreneur, speaker and writer. His work was featured in Bloomberg Businessweek, NPR and The New York Times. Just. Inc is one of three companies to be featured in Bill Gates' documentary; The Future of Food. He has presented at a TED conference in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on the future of food.

Cristina Ventura
Chairman & CEO of LCJG
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Cristina has 20 years ofexperience working in Luxury, Retail and Technology for the world’s most prestigious brands connecting creativity and innovation. As Chief Catalyst Officer reporting to the Chairman & CEO of LCJG, Asia’s pre-eminent luxury lifestyle Group. She forges links with global thought leaders, disruptors and game changers beyond retail, stimulating ideas and new ways to partner.

Mattan Lurie
Investment Director at
Lan Kwai Fong Group
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Mattan is a private equity investor with over 15 years of industry experience, involved in both deals and investor relations, at Asia’s top PE firms, including Fosun Group (a $200bn conglomerate), Hony Capital (a $15bn firm), Ally Bridge Group, and CLSA. He is currently an investment director and head of the capital group at Lan Kwai Fong Group.

Shelley Lee Davies
Creative manager and Strategist
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Shelly is a co-founder & director of a production company based in London. She produced/directed the award-winning feature documentary PLANEAT (www.planeat.tv). She previously worked with Burberry, managing a team of directors, editors and animators to create diverse range marketing outputs including digital, PR, social media and events.

 

Our Partners

 Lan Kwai Fong Group is involved in a variety of sectors such as development of an extensive property portfolio, operations and management in commercial, leisure, and entertainment ventures.

Lan Kwai Fong Group is involved in a variety of sectors such as development of an extensive property portfolio, operations and management in commercial, leisure, and entertainment ventures.

JUST | R&D Partner 
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 JUST brings healthier and more affordable food to everyone, everywhere. Their tool kit recognises over 350k patterns of plant based properties with machine learning algorithms.

JUST brings healthier and more affordable food to everyone, everywhere. Their tool kit recognises over 350k patterns of plant based properties with machine learning algorithms.

JUST | R&D Partner 
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 iHerb is a multi-channel business-to-consumer and business-to-business retailer of vitamins, nutrition, supplements, natural products.

iHerb is a multi-channel business-to-consumer and business-to-business retailer of vitamins, nutrition, supplements, natural products.

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 The Store.com.HK brings customers top international brands, providing the world’s best quality vitamins, superfoods, personal care items, organic groceries and sports supplements.

The Store.com.HK brings customers top international brands, providing the world’s best quality vitamins, superfoods, personal care items, organic groceries and sports supplements.

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 Green Common brings Food 2.0 and a revolutionized food mindset to Hong Kong with the mission to make it a norm to eat in a way that is good for ourselves, good for others, and good for the planet.

Green Common brings Food 2.0 and a revolutionized food mindset to Hong Kong with the mission to make it a norm to eat in a way that is good for ourselves, good for others, and good for the planet.

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Facilities

  Taste Library -  holds a collection of 3000 books covering different food cultures from around the globe: from classic recipes to travel and living.   Details

Taste Library - holds a collection of 3000 books covering different food cultures from around the globe: from classic recipes to travel and living.

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  ABC Cooking Studio  - founded in Shizuoka, Japan, in 1985, not only a cooking school but a space for entertainment.   Details

ABC Cooking Studio - founded in Shizuoka, Japan, in 1985, not only a cooking school but a space for entertainment.

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  Taste Kitchen  - incubator to facilitate the nurturing and promotion of the city’s most promising up & coming culinary talents Every month, Taste Kitchen will be transformed into an exciting new restaurant, starring a different chef and a different dining concept.   Details

Taste Kitchen - incubator to facilitate the nurturing and promotion of the city’s most promising up & coming culinary talents Every month, Taste Kitchen will be transformed into an exciting new restaurant, starring a different chef and a different dining concept.

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