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We invest in partnering with emerging food companies and entrepreneurs that create breakthrough products that improve the lives of consumers.

Who we are

We are the corporate venturing group for Hormel Foods, a global branded food company inspired to make great food and make a difference for our consumers, customers, team members, business partners, and the communities where we live and work.

What we do

Connect emerging food companies and entrepreneurs to Hormel Foods, our resources, and industry leading expertise to build collaborative relationships and support their development through strategic partnerships.

Areas of Focus

  • Alternative proteins

    Meat alternatives l Ingredients

  • Food technology

    Novel ingredients l Next Gen food production l Food Safety l Sustainability

  • Fueling foods

    Sustaining snacking l Personalized nutrition

  • New business models

    Direct to consumer

Insights and Expertise

Our connection to Hormel Foods and our large family of companies, such as Justin’s and Applegate, gives us access to world-class insights and expertise in the following areas:


We have the capabilities to help build brands and connect them to their target consumer.

Sales + Channel Development

Our sales divisions have direct customer relationships across retail and foodservice channels.

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Insights + Innovation

We have expertise uncovering insights to build innovative products.

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Research + Development

We have industry-leading technical resources for recipe development, packaging and commercialization.

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HR, Finance + Legal Advice

We can help find the people to provide guidance and experience in these key operating areas.

Contact Us

We’re excited about new opportunities to collaborate. If you believe your company would be of interest to 199 Ventures, please complete our submission form.

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