Shaping the future of


We work with founders to realize new possibilities.

Compass Digital Ventures (CDV) is the venture and growth capital arm of Compass Group. 

We work with founders to redefine foodservice experience and operations with their emerging technologies and innovations. Committed to helping startups thrive in our operations, we help them navigate growth across our businesses in the healthcare, education, business and industry sectors. 

Our Approach

Better, Together

Our shared entrepreneurial mindset and ambition can take innovations to the next level. 


We offer the opportunity and support to pilot your solutions in Compass Group’s operations with real users in real environments.


We fund early-stage startups. Our value creation approach to investment pairs capital with advice to help startups navigate our business and operations.


We extend your solution and growth potential across Compass Group’s businesses. 

Our Proposition
Compass Digital Ventures

The CDV Advantage

Our keys to success

  • Integrate your solutions within Compass Group’s large addressable market
  • Access our in-depth knowledge of foodservice and operations
  • Work with our subject matter experts to navigate operational complexities
  • Seamlessly integrate across our digital platforms
  • Secure capital for early-stage companies

What we’re looking for

Investing at the intersection of technology and foodservice

Food Retail 

  • Omni-channel commerce 
  • On-demand economy 
  • Connected cafeteria
  • Kitchen 2.0 
  • Sustainability tech
  • Restaurant management

Healthcare Foodservice 

  • In-patient feeding
  • Out-patient feeding
  • Caregiver experiences
  • Healthcare professional experiences
Our Organization

About Compass Group

The largest contract foodservice company


Meals served
each day




of Fortune 100
companies served


Cafes in
North America

Compass Group has over 75 years of experience in delivering exceptional service. 

Compass is a family of great companies serving award-winning restaurants, corporate cafes, hospitals, schools, arenas, museums, and more. We deliver the best in food, hospitality, and support services across five major business verticals; education, business and industry, healthcare and seniors, sports and leisure, and defence, offshore and remote.