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Sept. 9, 2021

67: Building A Multi-Million Dollar Brand & Food Company w/ Denise Woodard, CEO of Partake Foods

67: Building A Multi-Million Dollar Brand & Food Company w/ Denise Woodard, CEO of Partake Foods

In this episode, the guys chat with Denise Woodard, CEO and founder of Partake Foods. She breaks down her journey to creating a multi-million dollar allergy-free food company. Partake is now a nationwide brand with venture capital funding from big names like Rihanna and Jay-Z. Tune in! Learn more about Partake Foods: https://partakefoods.com IG: @PartakeFoods and @denisegwoodard More about Denise: Denise Woodard is the Founder and CEO of Partake, a line of nationally distributed allergy-friendly snacks inspired by her daughter’s experience with food allergies. Launched in 2017, Partake’s first product — 10 flavor varieties of delicious, nutritious, allergy-friendly cookies — can now be found in more than 6,000 retailers including Target, Sprouts, and Whole Foods Market. In December 2020, the company closed a Series A round of funding led by investors including Rihanna, CircleUp Growth Partners, FF2032 and Marcy Venture Partners. Of the $7.5 Million Denise has raised, more than 50% has come from Black investors. In January 2021, Partake released a 5-in-1 Baking Mix followed by a Brownie Mix in February—both are available on partakefoods.com. Prior to launching Partake, Denise spent a decade in consumer packaged goods at various Fortune 100 companies and is the first Black woman to raise more than $1 Million publicly for a CPG food startup.