Investment Goals

Financial returns are no longer the only success metric. Sustainable capitalism includes investments which have positive social and environmental impact. These kinds of investments are proven to have outstanding “triple bottom line” returns.
— Jonathan Smiga, Co-Founder & Managing Partner
 Jonathan Smiga

Jonathan Smiga

KEEN Growth Capital is raising a $40 million fund to scale its impact investing strategy - providing meaningful societal outcomes in addition to outstanding returns in the better-for-you food and wellness space.  

 Reduced risk. Maximized returns.

Reduced risk. Maximized returns.

venture returns of 30% IRR or higher

For our investment partners, our mission is to deliver unique access to high-growth, early-stage impact investments with preferred valuations and modest deployments of capital. We typically invest $500K to $2MM in 10-12 companies that have achieved proof of concept and sales under $2MM. The KEEN model and our portfolio approach reduces risk, while targeting 30% IRR or better. 


 Healthier living through better-for-you foods 

Healthier living through better-for-you foods 

SOCIAL IMPACT OF HEALTHIER LIVING

Food correlated issues plague Americans. Obesity, diabetes, heart health and cancer claim lives and cost billions of dollars a year to address. Upcoming generations demand a life that is healthy for themselves, their loved ones, society as a whole and the planet. Longevity is derived from an active lifestyle and positive food energy. KEEN's portfolio focus ranges from science-based to better-for-you products.


 KEEN invests in a diverse entrepreneurial talent pool

KEEN invests in a diverse entrepreneurial talent pool

ENTREPRENEURIAL mentorship

KEEN believes that the entrepreneurial spirit is a foundation of America's leadership in the world.  We invest in a diverse entrepreneurial talent pool celebrating a range of backgrounds. Partnering side-by-side, KEEN's value-add provides stewardship to their passion and business success.