Dale Buss

Laird Superfood fits the profile of companies that Danone Manifesto Ventures likes: Its products are focused on health; it is run by people passionate about their mission; and Laird pursues sustainability as a priority. So in April, Danone announced its complete funding of a $10 million financing round for Laird.

“Laird” is Laird Hamilton, the surfing icon who co-founded the company in 2015 with his wife, Gabriella Reese, an ex-Olympic volleyball player. They began creating products based on thei…

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About the Author

Dale Buss, contributing editor, is an award-winning journalist and book author whose career has included reporting for The Wall Street Journal, where he was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize ([email protected]).