HIPPEAS, one of America’s fastest-growing snack food manufacturers, recently announced that it had brought on board a new group of equity investors to help the company continue on its explosive path of growth. The company’s co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Livio Bisterzo has confirmed that the Strand equity Partners group, a leading growth equity fund co-owned by actor Leonardo DiCaprio and Seth Rodsky has invested in HIPPEAS. HIPPEAS is a brand of organic chickpea-based snacks that calls on snackers to ‘Give Peas a Chance’ by trying the ‘better for you’ snack and ‘doing good’ for the world. The HIPPEAS brand is manufactured by Livio Bisterzo’s company, Green Park Holdings. The group now joins former EVP of bankTHINS and current GM of the company, Joe Serventi, who also recently made a sizeable investment in the health food snack.
Strand Equity Partners is an investment group that has put its money in enterprises spanning several sectors. Among its portfolio are well-known brands that include Dos Toros, Artsy, Thom Browne, Sweaty Betty, and Chop’t. Strand cofounders Leonardo DiCaprio and Seth Rodsky and their team look for emerging, dynamic consumer brands makes them a natural fit for HIPPEAS. Oscar and Globe Award-winning actor DiCaprio has an enviable philanthropic resume to match his successful film career. He is an active and tireless campaigner for conservation, biodiversity and climate solutions. He is also a United Nations Messenger of Peace and sits on the boards of some natural resource and wildlife conservation committees.
About Livio Bisterzo
Livio Bisterzo is a long-time entrepreneur. He got his first start in 2003, working with a company involved in marketing, youth culture and events. In 2015, however, he finally discovered his passion with HIPPEAS. The Green Park Holdings’ founder’s purpose is to have an impact on society by offering healthy foods that are better for your health.
Bisterzo lives in Los Angeles with his wife and three children. He initially lived in the United Kingdom before moving to the United States, where he undertook his studies at the University of the Arts. He then decided to venture into business, investing in hospitality, lifestyle businesses, consumer products and the events scene.
For more, please read Leonardo DiCaprio Supports Livio Bisterzo and His Earth-Friendly Snack.