The Secret Sauce: Manuel Gonzalez - Fundraising during COVID19

The Secret Sauce: Manuel Gonzalez - Fundraising during COVID19

By
Arman Anatürk
April 22, 2020

Interview with Manuel Gonzalez, entrepreneur turned Rabobank corporate banker turned VC at Riff Ventures.

We first met Manuel back in 2018 when he spoke at a FoodHack Zurich event and I knew we'd cross paths again. At the time, Manuel was the Head of Startup Innovation at Rabobank where, amongst many other things, he launched FoodBytes! by Rabobank, the popular food & ag discovery platform. 

Today, Manuel is the founder of RIFF Ventures, where he and his team invest in entrepreneurs shaping the Future of Food. During our chat, Manuel shares more about his personal journey through food, finance, and tech.

  • What it was like to climb the corporate ladder
  • Why he decided to finally leave Rabobank after 22 years and launch RIFF ventures
  • How #covid19 is affecting VC's and valuations  
  • His financial advice for startups during and after the coronavirus (skip to 25:10)

The Secret Sauce by FoodHack

In a fast changing industry, it's good to know how to get ahead. The Secret Sauce is a business podcast where host, Arman Anaturk, co-founder of FoodHack, speaks with disruptive entrepreneurs and innovators from across the food industry to learn more about the businesses they’ve built.

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Arman Anatürk

Lived across North America, Europe and Asia, leading to my questionable cooking style. Jumped two feet forward into the startup world in 2013, and haven't looked back since. Always on the hunt for the next story or inside scoop to cover - email me or connect on LinkedIn.

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Interview with Manuel Gonzalez, entrepreneur turned Rabobank corporate banker turned VC at Riff Ventures.

We first met Manuel back in 2018 when he spoke at a FoodHack Zurich event and I knew we'd cross paths again. At the time, Manuel was the Head of Startup Innovation at Rabobank where, amongst many other things, he launched FoodBytes! by Rabobank, the popular food & ag discovery platform. 

Today, Manuel is the founder of RIFF Ventures, where he and his team invest in entrepreneurs shaping the Future of Food. During our chat, Manuel shares more about his personal journey through food, finance, and tech.

  • What it was like to climb the corporate ladder
  • Why he decided to finally leave Rabobank after 22 years and launch RIFF ventures
  • How #covid19 is affecting VC's and valuations  
  • His financial advice for startups during and after the coronavirus (skip to 25:10)

The Secret Sauce by FoodHack

In a fast changing industry, it's good to know how to get ahead. The Secret Sauce is a business podcast where host, Arman Anaturk, co-founder of FoodHack, speaks with disruptive entrepreneurs and innovators from across the food industry to learn more about the businesses they’ve built.

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Interview with Manuel Gonzalez, entrepreneur turned Rabobank corporate banker turned VC at Riff Ventures.

We first met Manuel back in 2018 when he spoke at a FoodHack Zurich event and I knew we'd cross paths again. At the time, Manuel was the Head of Startup Innovation at Rabobank where, amongst many other things, he launched FoodBytes! by Rabobank, the popular food & ag discovery platform. 

Today, Manuel is the founder of RIFF Ventures, where he and his team invest in entrepreneurs shaping the Future of Food. During our chat, Manuel shares more about his personal journey through food, finance, and tech.

  • What it was like to climb the corporate ladder
  • Why he decided to finally leave Rabobank after 22 years and launch RIFF ventures
  • How #covid19 is affecting VC's and valuations  
  • His financial advice for startups during and after the coronavirus (skip to 25:10)

The Secret Sauce by FoodHack

In a fast changing industry, it's good to know how to get ahead. The Secret Sauce is a business podcast where host, Arman Anaturk, co-founder of FoodHack, speaks with disruptive entrepreneurs and innovators from across the food industry to learn more about the businesses they’ve built.

Interview with Manuel Gonzalez, entrepreneur turned Rabobank corporate banker turned VC at Riff Ventures.

We first met Manuel back in 2018 when he spoke at a FoodHack Zurich event and I knew we'd cross paths again. At the time, Manuel was the Head of Startup Innovation at Rabobank where, amongst many other things, he launched FoodBytes! by Rabobank, the popular food & ag discovery platform. 

Today, Manuel is the founder of RIFF Ventures, where he and his team invest in entrepreneurs shaping the Future of Food. During our chat, Manuel shares more about his personal journey through food, finance, and tech.

  • What it was like to climb the corporate ladder
  • Why he decided to finally leave Rabobank after 22 years and launch RIFF ventures
  • How #covid19 is affecting VC's and valuations  
  • His financial advice for startups during and after the coronavirus (skip to 25:10)

The Secret Sauce by FoodHack

In a fast changing industry, it's good to know how to get ahead. The Secret Sauce is a business podcast where host, Arman Anaturk, co-founder of FoodHack, speaks with disruptive entrepreneurs and innovators from across the food industry to learn more about the businesses they’ve built.