EMILY LINETT

Bio
Emily is the Associate Manager of Strategic Initiatives at Tyson Ventures, the corporate venture capital arm of Tyson Foods. Previously, Emily assisted a variety of food startups in New York City and worked as a corporate sales manager for Hint, helping to increase product distribution and build brand awareness. She has a background in nutrition and health education, having worked as a research assistant at the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. Emily has a Master of Management Studies from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and a Bachelor of Science in Public Health from UNC-Chapel Hill. She enjoys “healthifying” recipes and is passionate about improving the food system.

Company
Tyson Foods

Role
I am an associate in their venture capital arm, helping to evaluate startups that are disruptive to our business. I assist with all aspects of the investment process, from deal sourcing through due diligence. I also help prepare materials for investment pitches and assist with portfolio company management, helping to facilitate collaborations between portfolio companies and Tyson Foods.

Skills
I can help companies with their pitch decks, making sure they're covering all the topics that investors typically look for. I can also connect startups with subject experts within Tyson. Additionally, I could be a potential investor / customer.