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About Us

A Decade of Sector-Focused Investing

Founded in 2014, S2G was built on the conviction that business can be a force for good and one of the most infinitely scalable tools to effect change.

At inception, S2G focused exclusively on food and agriculture companies – applying lessons from a changing consumer to corresponding innovation across the value chain. As early entrants in the food and ag investment landscape, S2G deployed a dedicated sector strategy focused on systems-based ecosystem collaboration and active company involvement. After demonstrating the efficacy of this strategy, S2G deployed the same model to two adjacent and interconnected sectors with similar characteristics: Oceans and Energy. 

Today, S2G is a $2.5 billion multi-stage investment firm focused on venture and growth-stage businesses across food, agriculture, oceans and energy. S2G is purpose-built to help innovative companies achieve scale, pursue compelling returns and drive positive outcomes for people and our planet. Our culture is built around this purpose, leading to a genuinely passionate team focused on catalyzing capital to drive system-wide change.

At the core of S2G is a powerhouse team - a dynamic group of curious minds fueled by deep domain experience and a profound passion for building great companies.

Team

Managing Partner

Managing Partner

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Senior Leadership

PODCAST

Chuck Templeton, S2G Senior Managing Director and entrepreneur known for founding OpenTable and guiding startups like Grubhub and Braintree, imparts crucial wisdom on overcoming early adoption hurdles, refining sales processes, and remaining steadfastly customer-centric for scalable growth.

S2G believes that meaningful change hinges on the engagement of many diverse stakeholders. We convene talented and innovative minds to foster an environment where knowledge sharing, introductions and new opportunities are unlocked for our ecosystem of co-investors, strategic partners, sector experts and industry leaders.

 

We also seek to accelerate knowledge, best practices and return potential through proprietary research and insights across industries - helping to bring others to the table and making complex concepts relatable.

Innovation Ecosystem

We are committed to shaping influential cross-sector coalitions, alliances and partnerships. From initiatives centered around food and nutrition to spearheading efforts for a swift transition to a net-zero future, we convene and collaborate with diverse stakeholders to collectively address critical challenges and drive positive outcomes.

Partnerships

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Interested in joining our team?

S2G News

The evolution into a separate firm is a natural progression for S2G, which will continue to provide capital and value-added resources to venture and growth-stage businesses across food and agriculture, oceans and energy.

5/2/24

S2G News

Working alongside managing director Francis O'Sullivan, Nagarajan will support S2G's efforts to catalyze capital toward companies that are mainstreaming the energy transition through clean power, mobility, industrial decarbonization and the built environment.

3/27/24

The Founder Hour

Chuck was a featured guest on podcast, where he discussed his journey of creating and building OpenTable, the early days of the dot-com era, his mission as an investor, and much more.

12/5/23

Firm News

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