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Former White House chef is now cooking up tech deals

Sam Kass
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Sam Kass

Former White House chef and nutrition guru Sam Kass is now partner at two Silicon Valley firms.

Kass, 35, was named partner this week at Acre Venture Partners, a $125 million VC fund backed by Campbell Soup.

According to Fortune, Acre's investments include Juicero, a cold-pressed home juicing startup and Bolthouse Farms, a $250 million carrot company

Kass was also named chief consumer experience officer at Innit, a Redwood city food technology startup founded in 2013.

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Innit, which describes itself as a "GPS for your kitchen," recommends recipes, offers personalized culinary techniques and meal preparation for "connected" homes.

In addition to his roles at the two tech firms, Kass was an early investor in Sprig, a San Francisco meal delivery service that features a dynamic pricing model similar to Uber.

During his tenure at the White House, Kass served as chef, and later as senior nutrition policy advisor and executive director of First Lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move!" campaign.

Kass was the first person in the history of the White House to have a position in the Executive Office of the President and the Residence.