Brian Tetrud is the Global Director of Plug and Play’s Food & Beverage program. The group invests in early stage food and agriculture companies and facilitates introductions to a global network of VC investors and multinational corporations, including the world’s largest CPG food and beverage brands, food service providers, agriculture producers, and ingredient suppliers.

Brian lives in Menlo Park, California and keeps himself outside of Plug and Play by playing tennis, playing violin, and operating a regional granola processing business called Ladera Foods.

Plug and Play

Director of Food Program

Startup founder and CEO, connected to innovation teams of Smithfield and Tyson, works with startups daily, involved in 10+ investments, various DD on alternative protein companies