Billy Goat Brands is an innovative venture capital investment platform focused on supporting and accelerating the growth of companies operating in the blue economy with a focus on plant-based protein, functional foods, food technology, and fermented foods.
With a current portfolio including Sophie's Kitchen, The Vegetarian Butcher, FunGuys Beverages and Evanesce, Billy Goat provides investors with exposure to companies on the cutting edge of food science by investing in the most innovative startup, private and early stage companies around the world revolutionizing the alternative protein industry.
Working with distributors such as Walmart, Sprouts, Whole Foods and Sysco to distribute several products
Sophie's Kitchen has been featured in Forbes, Bloomberg and Goop
Two stores located in Kelowna, BC and downtown Vancouver, BC which became cash flow positive within two months of opening
Currently negotiating new locations in Langley and Kamloops, BC and recently launched an online platform
Has a bottling partnership with Terracycle/LOOP, a global reuse platform that aims to eliminate the Idea of waste
Made from upcycled food waste, 100% compostable and costs almost half of other ecofriendly alternatives
Decomposes into soil in 90 days or less
Bio-based coating makes their products leakproof and heat resistant – both microwave and oven safe
→ Executed over $5B of various debt and equity transactions, with specific focus on capital structure oversight, operational growth and EBITDA expansion across numerous global businesses
→ Managed a team overseeing over $30B in AUA
→ Founded Greenbridge Capital Corp., a niche lender and liquidity provider
→ Lead the acquisition/disposition of private businesses and real estate exceeding $100M in aggregate value
→ Sophisticated Inventory management experience exceeding $50M
→ Established brand channels, ideas, and platforms for brands like Best Buy, Telus, and Tourism BC, as a director of Canada’s leading creative agency, Cossette
→ Overseeing global marketing for EA Sports' FIFA franchise with over $2B of revenue
Tony Harris, Chairman and CEO
Award-winning automotive dealer and real estate developer
Graduate of the University of Western Ontario
Completed Executive Education in leadership and entrepreneurship from Babson College.
Extensive experience in buying and selling businesses and is knowledgeable in all aspects of corporate banking and finance.
Kris Dahl, COO and Director
Founder and Managing Director of Greenbridge Capital Corp
25 years of experience in commercial and retail investment and lending.
Worked as an executive with TD Bank and TD Waterhouse where he most recently managed a 50-person team in 13 offices across Western Canada overseeing over $30B in assets under administration.
Holds an MBA from Dalhousie University, a BCom from the University of Saskatchewan, a FinTech Certificate from Harvard University, and a Derivatives Market Specialist designation from The Canadian Securities Institute
Kerry Biggs, CFO and Director
Over 23 years finance and business experience, most recently as CFO of two publicly traded entities within the Canadian cannabis sector.
Worked as Vice President of Lululemon atheltica.
Worked as Vice President, Finance at GCT Global Container Terminals Inc.
Holds an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business (University of Western Ontario), a Chartered Professional Accountant designation, and a Bachelor of Arts, Political Science degree from the University of Victoria