Investor Meeting Presents Huge Opportunity for Canadian Natural Products Industry

March 23, 2017

Nutrition Capital Network (NCN), the leading U.S. gateway connecting investors and companies in the nutrition and health & wellness industry, has partnered with Natural Products Canada (NPC) to launch the inaugural NCN-NPC Investor Meeting in Toronto, June 20-21 2017.

NCN investor meetings have from the beginning attracted interest from the international investment community and from entrepreneurs and growth companies outside the United States,” said Grant Ferrier, president of NCN. “Canada has a thriving community of natural product entrepreneurs, so we believe this is a great time to expand our network into Canada. We are honored to co-host this event with Natural Products Canada.”

“The goal of the NCN-NPC Investor Meeting is to facilitate the financing process for our entrepreneurs and growth companies,” said Shelley King, CEO, Natural Products Canada, which links companies, researchers, investors and others to increase commercialization of natural products. “With greater access to professional capital and potential strategic partners, Canada’s natural products sector will be better positioned to claim a larger piece of this global market.”

Since NCN was founded in 2007, 545 companies have presented at 31 investor meetings in the United States and Europe from a deal flow of more than 2,640 applicants. Through the end of 2015, 271 out of 475 (57%) of presenting companies had completed some form of transaction (many deals take a year or more to complete).

NCN’s 40-plus Cornerstone Investors have a powerful global footprint and include companies like Campbell Soup, Coca-Cola, DSM, General Mills, Kellogg, PepsiCo, Grupo Nutresa, Herbalife, Kerry Group, and Zaluvida. At the NCN-NPC Investor Meeting in Canada, select NCN Cornerstone Investors will be joined by strategic and private equity investors with an eye on opportunities in the Canadian market.


On the afternoon of Tuesday, June 20, attendees will have access to industry leaders and insider insights in the Market Insights Session addressing trends in the nutrition,  health & wellness industry, and natural products industry. This is followed by a networking reception.

On Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 18-20 presenting companies, sourced and primed by Nutrition Capital Network and Natural Products Canada, will present their business plans and their case for capital, partnership, or acquisition to an audience of qualified investors. In the afternoon, companies and investors will meet one-on-one. There will also be ample time to network during breaks and lunch.


The NCN-NPC Investor Meeting is a valuable opportunity for companies to pitch their business to a set of experienced investors, as well as to receive valuable mentoring and advice from industry veterans. The opportunity to present is open to companies in the nutrition and health & wellness industry, including: natural & organic food, dietary supplements, functional foods, nutritional ingredients, natural & organic personal care & household goods, cosmeceuticals, health & wellness consumer products, foodtech, agtech, and other nutrition industry and green product segments. Companies are encouraged to apply via the online application form.  Deadline is May 15, 2017.


Investors at the NCN-NPC Investor Meeting will hear presentations by 18-20 high-potential companies in a single day, and have the opportunity to request one-on-one meetings. Investors also receive a Meeting Workbook with detailed business plans for all Presenting Companies, including charts, tables, and contact information. The meeting also features industry updates and market trends from leading experts; ample opportunity to network with other seasoned investors in the natural product and nutrition, health and wellness space; and the chance to establish early contact with potential investment candidates.

Canadian investors interested in registering should contact: Shelley King, CEO, Natural Products Canada 


The meeting will take place in the Courtyard Toronto Downtown by Marriott. Close to everything, this well-appointed and newly renovated hotel offers the ultimate business travel experience. We have secured a reduced rate of $229 for attendees of the Investor Meeting. To reserve your room at this rate, contact Sue Coueslan. Rooms are limited so we encourage you to book early.

For more information, contact:

Grant Ferrier NCN (619) 295-7685 x 15

Sue Coueslan NPC (902) 222-3178

About Natural Products Canada

Natural Products Canada (NPC) is a not-for-profit Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research of natural products. Its goal is to leverage Canada’s strengths in research, development and commercialization of natural products. It has a broad focus on: functional foods and food ingredients; nutraceuticals and cosmeceuticals; agricultural products, animal feed ingredients and veterinary care products; and green replacements for chemically derived products. The nationwide NPC network includes companies, investors, research institutes, and innovation and commercialization experts. Drawing on a rich pipeline of natural products and natural product technologies, NPC provides services from its four pillars: Connect, Evaluate, Accelerate, and Invest to help bring products to market faster, cheaper, and more efficiently.

About Nutrition Capital Network

The mission of Nutrition Capital Network is to facilitate financing for growing companies and introduce investors to the next generation of successful brands in the nutrition and health & wellness industries. NCN is an independent company that exists for the benefit of its members; it takes no fees associated with any transactions that result from its meetings. Led by industry veterans and experienced investment professionals, NCN provides cutting-edge, research-based industry knowledge and serves as a gateway to connections, insights and resources that support the continued growth of the nutrition, natural products and health & wellness industries.