A recent report indicated that Strand Equity Partners and Leonardo DiCaprio had invested in HIPPEAS. HIPPEAS is a vegan is an natural snack food company that is growing rapidly across the US and the UK. HIPPEAS’ most popular snack is their organic chickpeas puffs which come in a variety of flavors. Flavors include Happenin’ Hickory, Vegan White Cheddar, Maple Haze, Pepper Power, Sriracha Sunrise, and Far Out Fajita.
HIPPEAS Co-Founder and CEO Livio Bisterzo stated, “I am truly excited that Strand Equity Partners and Leonardo have chosen to join the HIPPEAS family”. She also stated, ” It is a pleasure to be bringing on board partners who align with the company’s vision and values”.
Co-Founder and managing partner of Strand Equity Partners also commented stating, “The unprecedented traction the brand has achieved is a testament to its unique offering that combines nutrition with a creative flavor profile.” Strand Equity Partners look forward to partnering and working with Livio Bisterzo and HIPPEAS management team. HIPPEAS and its partners are working towards leading the next evolution of ‘better for you’ snacking.
Livio Bisterzo is an Italian Entrepreneur who studied at the University of the Arts, a prestigious University in London. Livio Bisterzo had a strong marketing background which has lead him to many entrepreneurial ventures. His first venture was an events business in 2003. Livio Bisterzo has since built a portfolio if business ventures that include hospitality ventures, consumer brands, and other lifestyle businesses.
Since 2006, Livio Bisterzo has been featured and quoted in several major magazines including GQ, Esquire, Vanity Fair, and The Times. In 2009, he was nominated by the Evening Standard as one of London’s 1000 most influential people.
In 2008, he partnered with another company to help develop a high end men’s grooming skincare line called Kyoku for men which is now sold in 26 different countries. He parted from that venture in 2010. In 2011, Livio Bisterzo invested in a startup called Little Miracles which specializes in an organic blend of tea and juice.
Currently, Livio Bisterzo lives in Los Angeles with his wife and three children. Bisterzo is currently the CEO at Green Park Holdings which he founded focusing in better for you products such as HIPPEAS.