About

McWin’s Edge

Several unique capabilities make McWin unique and provide unmatched advantage.

About

McWin’s Edge

Several unique capabilities make McWin unique and provide unmatched advantage.

Focus on growth-stage investment opportunities

Vast majority of food tech oriented funds focus on early-stage investments, while bigger growth PE firms prefer investing in later stage opportunities. This creates a gap for Series B & C funding rounds where, along with McWin, only a handful of funds operate and fill the gap

Robust approach to due diligence and opportunities vetting process

At McWin, we are obsessed with due diligence and will never compromise on that. We set the industry standard. Our due diligence process and reports have been a reference point for some of the world’s biggest VC powerhouses, such as Softbank, Temasek, Prosus, who have fed off of our reports and made investments based on them.

Restaurant portfolio

McWin owns and operates several leading brands in the restaurant space with portfolio consisting of over 1,200 premier locations. Leading food tech startups see an immense value add in restaurant portfolio that acts as launchpad for many of their products It is something only McWin can provide.

Leadership team with unmatched experience scaling businesses

We have unmatched leadership team.
The funding team has a multitude experience with scaling businesses, and have sat on numerous boards. They have unparalleled governance and strategic experience.

ESG policy is at the hearth of our investment process

During our diligence process we put ESG metric at the heath of our decision-making process — should below ESG metrics of a target company not pass our screening we won‘t proceed with investment

Environment

What

Assesses sustainability of a company in terms of its impact on the physical environment and utilization of natural resources (across direct operations, supply chain, and the ultimate impact of products)

Why

These factors are particularly important for the food sector which is both a major driver of environmental challenges and itself impacted by “E” risks such as climate change.

metrics

  • Water Use
  • Waste Management
  • Energy Consumption
  • Land Use
  • GHG Emissions

Social

What

Assesses policies for and management of workers, impacts for and relationships with community stakeholders, and the health impact of the company’s practices and product on the consumer

Why

Social factors can affect a company’s financial performance in both the short term and long term. Especially in present, food service and food tech companies are under spotlight and subject to potential immediate pressure if they fail to deliver on the “S” front.

metrics

  • Workers’ Rights
  • Consumer Privary
  • Community Impact
  • Food Safety
  • Workplace Diversity
  • Health & Nutrition

Governance

What

Assesses quality and structure of a company’s management, which will contribute to the company’s ability to manage long-term risks and opportunities

Why

Evidence show that good management of “G” issues yields better returns across sectors. Especially for food service and food tech companies is extremely important to implement sustainable “G” policies that enable company to stay compliant and to scale in long term.

metrics

  • HR Policies
  • BoD Diversity
  • Employee Compensation
  • Governance Structures
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Risk Management

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