Red Idea is proud to be on a long-term journey with our portfolio companies. We have an anchor in natural and LOHAS-focused companies.
Bhakti Chai infuses fresh-pressed organic ginger and fiery spices into Fair Trade Certified black tea for a chai that energizes the spirit. Bhakti is committed to conducting business according to the Bhakti principle of “devotion through social action” by allocating a percentage of their annual revenue to organizations that work to empower women and girls. Most recently, Bhakti introduced a new line of sparkling teas, available nationwide since April 1st, 2017.
Natural Foodworks Group
A Colorado-headquartered, full-service co-packer serving high-growth natural foods brands. NFW Group is an operational partner for a handful of Rocky Mountain brands working to make it big in the natural and organic world. The group's goals are to maintain the highest level of customer service and quality, live sustainable practices in all they do, and enable their clients to maximize the potential of their brands.
Olomomo Nut Co.
OLOMOMO Nut Company launched in Boulder, Colorado in 2008 with a simple mission: be The Good Nuts and create one of the first socially and environmentally conscious nut companies. Its innovative brand experience and products are designed to inspire people to be more nutty, good, and adventurous. These all-natural, gluten-free, vegan snacks are perfect for fueling your adventures—whatever they may be! Recently, the Applewood Smoked Cashews were voted "Best Paleo Friendly Snack" by Delicious Living Magazine! OLOMOMO nuts can now be found in over 2,000 locations.
Green Alpha Advisors
Green Alpha Advisors is an asset management firm, founded in 2007 on the belief that in order to live and thrive on our planet indefinitely we must make an inevitable economic and technological transition to sustainability. The GAA brand of environmentally focused, green investing is not an asset class. Rather, it is a vision for how the global economy must evolve to operate in an environmentally sustainable world, and a method of investing risk-averse capital for the long-term.
TalkBox is the modern standard in private phone calls. With 70% of all U.S. offices converting to open floor plans, companies are quickly learning the immediate need for a privacy solution. TalkBox integrates seamlessly into any open office setting, providing a private space for anyone to escape to. Since launching in early 2016, TalkBox has seen interest from some of the most innovative companies in the U.S. looking to solve their own privacy issues.
Wood's High Mountain Distillery
Wood's High Mountain Distillery was born in the heart of the Rockies—Salida, CO—and is run by brothers PT & Lee. Currently, Wood's distills two types of whiskey, three flavors of gin, and an elderflower liqueur. The whiskey is made with 100% malted grains, giving it that authentic Colorado taste. Their Treeline Barrel Rested Gin was awarded a Silver Medal at the American Distilling Institute 7th Annual Judging of Artisan American Spirits.
Missy J's Treats and Snacks, from Oh, Yes You Candy! LLC
Missy J's sets itself apart by using only health-conscious ingredients, such as naturally lower glycemic sweeteners—organic coconut sugar, non-GMO corn and barley, carob, almonds, and coconuts, to name a few. Missy J's mission is to offer delicious treats for the masses that happen to be vegan, non-GMO, and caffeine-free. Think Mrs. Fields and Godiva had a healthy baby. That's Missy J's. 100% Yummy with 0% Regrets.
Free2b is a Boulder based company aiming to be the leader in "Free From" foods. Free2b Food products are free from the top 8 allergens in addition to many other major allergens. The Original Sun Cups which inspired the business, are a peanut-butter like chocolate cup made with sunflower seed butter. Free2b treats are perfect for a child with allergies or someone trying to eat on the healthier side of chocolate.
Sproutwell is a startup in the sprouted grains and sprouted ingredient space that is building a company to supply baked goods and snack manufacturers and flour milling companies. They also have the capability and technical expertise to help food companies formulate new products using sprouted ingredients.
Sweetwood Cattle Co.
Sweetwood prides itself on providing the highest quality Handcrafted Jerky, All Natural Beef Steaks, Homemade Sausage, and Locally Ground Seasonings straight from the ranch. A family-owned company from Steamboat Springs, Colorado, Sweetwood cattle are naturally raised on grass and the highest quality grains and proteins with no antibiotics or hormones.
Young Jenkins is a creative agency for emerging brands and new product launches for established brands. They believe a lasting relationship between a brand and a consumer is sparked by creating memorable experiences around the ideal point of introduction, both online and off. Currently, they craft such experiences for Adobe, Bhakti Chai, and “I and Love and You” Pet Care, among others. The agency's founders have years of experience in strategic communications, field & presence marketing, content creation and social media amplification. As a creative team, they developed launch campaigns for clients such as Nike, Kellogg's (including Kashi and Bear Naked), Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day, Google, and Mini.
Freebird is developing and brewing great tasting gluten free beers, innovating tasty change for discerning beer drinkers and the Gluten Free movement alike.
The Seaweed Bath Co.
Seaweed-based formulas just bursting with beauty-enhancing hydration. Sustainably hand-harvested from cold, mineral-rich waters off the coast of Maine, Seaweed Bath Company's certified organic seaweed brings the ocean’s bounty to your bath. They blend it with pure Neem and Hawaiian Kukui oils for vitamin E and essential fatty acids — from oleic to linoleic and linolenic — plus natural anti-bacterial and emollient protection.
Zest fresh baked gourmet cakes and cookies are all made with healthy California almonds (80% by volume). They are also paleo perfect and super low in sugar, with high protein energy and rich and buttery almonds plus a high fiber content. They are non-GMO, vitamin rich, nutrient dense, and dairy free with a low Glycemic load. These sweets are also all natural, gluten free, grain free, soy free, and corn free. Zest cookies are vegan, too, artisan crafted, fresh baked goods made in small batches in Boulder, CO!