Denise is the Founder and CEO of Partake, a line of nationally distributed allergy-friendly foods inspired by her daughter’s experience with food allergies. Launched in 2017, Partake’s first product - delicious, allergy-friendly cookies — can now be found in more than 7,000 retailers including Target & Kroger. In December 2020, the company closed a $5M Series A round with investors including Rihanna, CircleUp Growth Partners, & Marcy Venture Partners. Prior to launching Partake, Denise spent a decade in consumer packaged goods and is the first Black woman to raise more than $1M for a food startup.
Denise will join the panel discussion on Day 2.