Monthly Archives: August 2017

Moving On With Livio Bisterzo

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One of the most rapidly expanding natural snack food companies has intensified its investor backing with funding from actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio.

Livio Bisterzo, Chief Executive and Co-Founder of HIPPEAS, said DiCaprio joins Strand Equity Partners in making financial support available to the company.

Livio Bisterzo shared in a statement how excited he is to bring in partners who have the same regard and insight as HIPPEAS.

According to Seth Rodsky, co-founder and managing partner of Strand Equity Partners, he looks forward to the future advancement and growth of snacking through the collaboration. The size of the investment was not disclosed.

In addition to setting up the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation in 1998, academy award winner and activist DiCaprio functions on many environmental boards such as the World Wildlife Fund, the International Fund for Animal Welfare, the National Geographic’s Pristine Seas and more.

Leonardo DiCaprio also recently invested in sustainable seafood brand, Love in the Wild.

Bisterzo, who currently lives in Los Angeles, lived in the UK for several years and attended London’s University of the Arts. He began his entrepreneurial journey with his own events company after graduation. Other businesses include ventures in consumer brands and hospitality.

Livio Bisterzo founded Green Park Holdings in 2015. The company, which develops advanced multichannel food and beverages, launched its first brand HIPPEAS, a year later.

HIPPEAS, the light, crispy, chickpea-based healthy snacks, are certified organic, vegan, gluten-free and kosher. A 1-ounce serving bundles 4 grams of protein and 3 grams of fiber into a low calorie snack.

Flavors include vegan White Cheddar, Sriracha Sunshine, Bohemian Barbecue, Far Out Fajita among others. They are available in 20,000 stores across the United States and the United Kingdom.

The company’s philosophy revolves around “taste good” and “do good.” In keeping with that way of thinking, a portion of every purchase goes to Farm Africa, a charity that helps farmers in rural east Africa.

Research firm Packaged Facts disclosed the sales of chickpea snacks in 2016 increased 150 percent. Market research firm Rogue Thought Consulting had the same opinion and found the numbers for chickpea snacks rose by 153 percent last year.

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Adam Milstein, Israel’s most renowned philanthropist

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With an empire that is worth more than $ 2 billion dollars in real estate, Adam Milstein has become one of Israel’s most renowned business mogul and a philanthropist. His investments and charitable acts towards his community have made him a very respectable member of the community. The great success that Adam Milstein has enjoyed over the years in real estate has been propelled by the fact all his properties are under the management of Hager Pacific Properties. Additionally, he also acts as its managing partner. As a managing partner, he is tasked with overseeing the company’s finances.

As result of his investments, Adam Milstein has significantly changed Israel’s landscape through the many beautiful buildings constructed under him. In addition to his great success as business mogul and investor, Adam Milstein is also famous for his charitable acts making him one of Israel’s most pro-active philanthropists. His generosity towards others in the society has enabled him to establish very strong ties with his Jewish community both in Israel and outside its borders. In order to ensure that his charitable acts are felt far and large in the Jewish community, Adam Milstein teamed up with his wife to establish a foundation.

Through their foundation, both Adam and his wife have been able to help mentor many students from all over the world with Jewish decent towards reconnecting with the ancestral homeland. The foundation funds many of the programs which try to educate these students about the importance of understanding their roots. This is very important as it has helped many of these students to appreciate where they came from as Jews.

As a form of recognition to the important role that his foundation undertook in reconnecting Jew students from around the world with Israel, Adam Milstein name was enlisted into as one of top 200 social entrepreneurs and philanthropists. In addition to all his charitable acts, Adam Milstein also helped in founding the Israeli-American Council which plays a very important role in fostering a mutually beneficial agreement between the United States and Israel. Adam has for many years helped the council in the establishment of a favorable American foreign policy towards Israel and its people.