Rob Wilder, Founder

Prior to founding FoodTech Angels in 2015, Rob was co-founder of  Think Food Group (TFG) with José Andrés and currently serves as Vice Chairman. TFG has created more than 30 restaurants internationally with over 1,800 employees, from fast casual to luxury gastronomic experiences. Restaurant Business Magazine recently rated TFG the most innovative multi-concept company in America.

Rob also founded and led Austin Grills until its successful sale in 2006. Rob serves as advisor to portfolio companies and mentor at the Halcyon Incubator (also Advisory Board/Selection Committee), Village Capital Food & Ag Innovation, and Yale Entrepreneurial Institute. He has been a featured speaker at SXSW, TEDx, NRA Innovation, FSTEC, Yale Sustainable Food Program and was also a member of Maryland Angels Council. 

Rob is also an active member of YPO/WPO and serves on the Executive Committees of the DC Downtown BID & Federal City Council, as Finance Chair of the Shakespeare Theater Company.

FoodTech Angels Advisory Group

José Andrés
Think Food Group

Chris Schroeder
Venture investor/Internet media CEO (washingtonpost.newsweek interactive)/ co-founder

Andy Laszlo
137 Ventures / VantagePoint / Intel Ventures

Cal Simmons
Angel investor / VC / Entrepreneur

Erich Broksas
Upside/ Revolution / Case Foundation

Jim Pastoriza
TDF Ventures/JP Morgan/AT&T Partners

Sean Glass
Founder of Adventia Health, Higher One, Acceleprise.VC, Yale Entrepreneurial Institute

Lawrence Williams
US Healthful Food Council / SpaceX

Rutger de Vink
RdV Vineyards/Venture Investor

Eric Kessler
Arabella Advisors/ James Beard Foundation / Chef Action Network

Ellen Kim
AlixPartners, restaurant practice / SBA Office of Investment and innovation

Brian Frank
Founder FTW Ventures, Bay Area Food and Tech Angel

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