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Brian Frank

FoodTech Investor & Advisor and General Partner, FTW Ventures

San Francisco

Brian Frank is a a successful entrepreneur and product leader, now serving as the General Partner of Food for Thought Worldwide (FTW) Ventures.

Brian made his name in the consumer mobile sector – with close to 20 years of Product experience building innovative solutions that touched the lives of millions, if not billions, of consumers worldwide – the Palm Treo smart phone, Photoshop Mobile and Twitter mobile.

In the last 3 years, Brian has led companies through major investment rounds and several companies to successful acquisitions – he served as the Chief Product Officer for Posterous (acquired by Twitter), the VP of Product & Marketing for Timeful (raised Series A from Khosla Ventures, acquired by Google) and as an Advisor to Teforia (raised Seed from Upfront Ventures).

Brian also spent 3 years in the food industry – he started as a Wine Specialist for the Francis Ford Coppola Restaurant Group and then as an independent consultant for the wine & beverage industry.

He currently serves as the EIR for Food at, where he mentored 2 companies in the previous cohort to secure significant Seed rounds (Gelzen & Memphis Meats), and spends time as a Mentor for Lemnos Labs (hardware), Food-X (food) and 500Startups (software and SaaS).

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