First Outside Round
Barred Rock FundBarred Rock Fund Contact: Chuck Lacy
The Barred Rock Fund is focused on the northeastern USA but will consider investments around the country and is particularly interested in food and other branded consumer products sold through natural food stores and supermarkets. The Fund also has an interest in clothing and fair trade goods from developing countries. Fund aims to create jobs and wealth for low-income people by growing businesses that offer a living wage and good benefits.
It has no interest in technology. Investments include equity, convertible debt, and short-term debt between $50,000 and $750,000. The Barred Rock Fund prefers expansion stage investments over start-ups. The Fund has made co-investments with other CDVC funds, traditional VC funds, and angel investors.