Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Impossible Foods Rapidly Shifts US

As managing director of Iron Edge VC Fund, Frank Cardia leads a firm that provides investor access to pre-IPO enterprises with significant upside potential. Frank Cardia and his team have a strong interest in businesses that produce plant-based-foods and find value in Impossible Foods.

Impossible Foods is a Northern California company seeking to reverse strongly ingrained eating habits through food technologies that replace the use of animals in items such as burgers. The Impossible Whopper, since its launch in 2019, has precisely replicated the taste and texture of meat, and many customers have shifted over.

Unlike companies targeting the vegan and vegetarian sectors, Impossible Foods aims to replicate beef and pork qualities as closely as possible. This is accomplished by creating large quantities of heme, a protein present in red meat cells that also stimulates taste buds. Heme is extracted from soy, inserted within genetically modified yeast, and fermented. This creates a product that appears to many identical to ground meat.

The growth arc of Impossible Foods has been rapid, with Impossible Beef now stocked in more than 11,000 supermarkets nationwide. With its shares still not available on the stock market, Iron Edge is positioned to provide investors with a way of accessing this significant opportunity. 

Saturday, January 30, 2021

SoFi-from Loan Company to $5-Billion FS

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Palantir Public Listing Generates

Throughout Frank Cardia’s career in financial services, he has facilitated more than $1 billion in venture capital funding. Today, Frank Cardia is the managing director of Iron Edge VC, where he matches investors with late-stage, pre-IPO companies that show great promise for appreciation. One of the company’s successful matches is Palantir.

Iron Edge VC expressed great confidence in Palantir long before the company decided to go public. Iron Edge VC featured Palantir in the Iron Edge newsletter, and as late as June 2020 was offering investors the opportunity to purchase shares of Palantir in the private markets for $6. Private shares were plentiful, but demand was not strong since most people did not know about the data company.

Things changed in July 2020 when Palantir decided to go public. After filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, early investors and employees stopped selling shares in the private markets, hoping for a bigger payout in the IPO. This withdrawal catapulted the demand for shares in the private markets, driving prices to a high of $10.

When Palantir went public in October 2020, shares reached a high of $15.90 before settling to $15.30. Investors who bought the company’s private shares at $6 are now sitting on capital gains of over 175 percent. Iron Edge VC is proud to have facilitated such an impressive return on investment.