Vital Farms Egg Donations Provide Protein for Food Insecure Families

Since October 2016, Vital Farms has donated 12 million eggs to Ozarks Food Harvest. The company has provided more than 5 million eggs in 2019 alone. These donations help provide nutrition to families through The Food Bank's network of 270 pantries, feeding sites and programs spanning 28 counties in the Ozarks.

Company Founded By Millennials Is Popping the Plastic Bubble

TemperPack, a company founded by three Millennials in Richmond, Virginia is changing the packaging business by setting for their business not only financial goals but also CO2 reduction goals achieved through the use by their customers of their revolutionary packaging. 

Albertsons Companies Pharmacies Adopt TemperPack's ClimaCell™ Packaging

TemperPack, a leader in sustainable packaging, and Albertsons Companies are teaming up to divert tens of thousands of pounds of waste from the landfill every year. The grocer announced today that it is swapping out traditional Styrofoam® coolers in its pharmacy shipments in favor of TemperPack's paper-based insulator, ClimaCell™. ClimaCell™ represents a significant breakthrough in packaging technology, allowing companies to protect temperature-sensitive shipments for up to 80 hours while significantly reducing packaging waste.

How does a Virginia herb company grow? By moving nature indoors.

Shenandoah Growers, which lies two hours west of Washington, is disrupting agriculture from the bottom up, just as Amazon/Whole Foods, Instacart, FreshDirect and others are changing the way people buy groceries from the top down.

Leader in Sustainable Thermal Packaging Solutions, TemperPack Raises $22.5M

TemperPack, the leader in sustainable thermal packaging solutions, announced that it has raised $22.5 million in Series B financing led by Revolution Growth, with other new investors Harbert Growth Partners, Arborview Capital and Tao Capital Partners, and with existing investor SJF Ventures also participating in the round. With the new financing, Todd Klein, Partner at Revolution Growth, and Brian Carney, General Partner at Harbert Growth Partners, will join the board.

Cage-Free Eggs Are Out, Pastured Ones In

The bar is rising for what’s considered a happy chicken, sparking the hottest trend in the market: the pasture-raised egg. Pastured eggs come from hens that spend most of their time outdoors, dining on bugs and taking dust baths while also indulging in their favorite activities, like scratching and perching. That’s a step up from cage-free, a label that consumers are finding is slightly less idyllic than they may imagine.

Arborview Releases Its 2018 Impact Report

Arborview is pleased to announce the release of its 2018 Impact Report, detailing our firm’s commitment to creating stakeholder value while building a more sustainable and cleaner economy.  In this, our second annual Impact Report, we have included case studies which examine how sustainability creates value at our portfolio companies.

Arborview Capital - 2018 Impact Report

Eat Your Food, and the Package Too

Often working together, designers, engineers, biologists, investors, and recyclers are now striving to develop packaging that falls within the mandates of what’s known as the circular economy. It’s a design framework that eschews the linear “take, make, waste” model that leads from oil well to refinery, manufacturing plant to supermarket, consumer to landfill. Instead, it envisions supply chains that continuously cycle old materials back into high-value products—with an emphasis on long-lasting design, remanufacturing, and reuse—and business models that favor sharing and leasing (washing machines, cars), rather than ownership.

LRI and RTS Join Under the Envocore Banner

DFW Capital Partners (“DFW”) today announced that ENVOCORE, a new holding company, has continued its commitment to the energy solutions market with its third investment. On June 30, 2017, ENVOCORE acquired Retro-Tech Systems (“RTS”) as a wholly owned subsidiary. RTS, which includes RTS Lighting, RTS Water, RTS Utility Metering, and RTS Building Envelope, joins LRI Energy Solutions (“LRI”), also a wholly owned subsidiary. LRI Energy Solutions includes wholly owned subsidiaries Lighting Retrofit International, Water Savers, and recently acquired Enlight Energy Efficient Lighting.