The Compass Digital Ventures Team
The team at CDV brings years of experience paired with a relentless passion for embracing what’s new. Emerging technologies, influential ideas, and insightful innovation fuel our drive to support the very best startups and founders in this space.
In addition, our close partnership with Compass Digital Labs (CDL) and their Value Creation team of subject matter experts in Product Development, UX Design, Data Technology, Digital Strategy, Marketing, and more are focused on driving digital transformation within Compass Group. From pitch to pilot to investment and scaling, we thrive on helping founders and their teams navigate the complex process of bringing their products to customers within the Compass Group ecosystem.
When describing startup founders, three attributes that come to mind include their relentless passion, perseverance and the belief in being able to change and impact the future with their product. To be a part of their development from the start is gratifying.
The foodservice industry is going through a transformation, and our preferences as consumers are changing. It is exciting to see how startups are creating new opportunities at the intersection of technology and food retail – not just for the end consumers but also for the operators ultimately to reshape the industry.
Margaux von Buren
The journey from initial research discovery and sourcing to the introductory call with founders is always rewarding. The opportunity to hear about the evolution of their startup from zero to one can help build even more excitement and confidence in their product and our chance to collaborate together.
It is an exciting period to be in the foodservice industry as founders are achieving immense progress in solving technological problems. With the social and economic developments of the pandemic, there is a massive opportunity to impact the success of startups and investment trends in the space.
Sr Manager, Value Creation
We are living in a period of radical change, and the rate at which new business models are developed and implemented is invigorating. Working with the founders who risk everything to build startups with the potential to shake up different industries is very inspiring.
Beyond my love for food and dining, the foodservice industry has been subtly impacted by technological change during a great wave of growth across so many different industries over the last few decades. However, it is clear that this is one of the areas where we will experience the most rapid rate of change.