PBFA Board Members and ED celebrate Year One at Expo West 2017

PBFA Board Members and ED celebrate Year One at Expo West 2017

Why Should Investors Join PBFA?

  • Insight into PBFA’s policy efforts and gain trajectory insight on market conditions affected by policy makers
  • Access to PBFA’s collective knowledge of the industry, from experienced company leaders, senior staff, and advisors
  • Access to PBFA-purchased syndicated data on key food categories being curated with leading research firms
  • Access to PBFA-purchased consumer survey data currently being conducted and to future studies
  • Access to PBFA-purchased reports on plant-based market trends and conditions
  • Preferred and discounted access to future PBFA networking events, conferences, and member-only functions
  • Increased deal flow through early access to promising brands; many companies join PBFA at an early phase
  • Earn validation of commitment/interest in plant-based industry and sustainable investing

Investors also receive all affiliate member benefits, which include:

  • Company logo displayed on website (or individual name)
  • Access to educational webinars
  • Receive regular members-only updates
  • Access to membership directory
  • Participation in private communication tools
  • Ability to network with other members

Who can join as an Investor?

PBFA only allows “accredited investors” to join under this membership category. The following types of individuals are considered accredited investors per SEC rules:

  • a director, executive officer, or general partner of the issuer of the securities being offered or sold;
  • any person whose individual net worth, or joint net worth with that person’s spouse, at the time of purchase, exceeds $1,000,000, excluding the value of the primary residence;
  • any person with income exceeding $200,000 in each of the two most recent years or joint income with a spouse exceeding $300,000 for each of the two most recent years and a reasonable expectation of the same income level in the current year.

The following types of entities are accredited investors:

  • bank, savings or loan association, registered broker dealer, insurance company, registered investment company, business development company, or small business investment company;
  • employee benefit plan if a bank, insurance company, or registered investment adviser makes the investment decisions, or if the plan has total assets in excess of $5 million;
  • charitable organization, corporation, or partnership with assets exceeding $5 million, not formed for the specific purpose of acquiring the securities offered;
  • entity in which all of the equity owners are accredited investors; or
  • trust with assets in excess of $5 million, not formed for the specific purpose to acquire the securities offered, whose purchase is directed by a sophisticated person.

How much does it cost?

Investor membership dues are $1500 per year. Investors are non-voting members under PBFA’s bylaws.

What else should I know?

Read Our Strategic Plan (PDF)
Read Our Bylaws (PDF)
Read Our Values (PDF)

Ready to Join?

Questions about membership?

Contact Membership Director Sara O’Leary at Sara@PlantBasedFoods.org.

You can also become a donor here.