Ashley is Senior Principal at Bluestein Ventures, a family-backed venture capital fund that invests in the future of food. Bluestein invests in early-stage ventures that span the value chain – both B2C and B2B – with a focus on four areas: high-growth consumer brands, proprietary foodtech, next-gen commerce, and digital technology. At Bluestein, we’re active investors, going beyond capital to help companies with their go-to-market strategy.
Ashley is involved in all areas of Bluestein, including screening, due diligence, portfolio company support, and firm development and strategy. She has extensive experience leading growth strategy and building scalable infrastructure, honing these skills throughout her time running and scaling her family’s business, working on new ventures at Coinstar, and her experience in financial consulting. Active in the Chicago food community, Ashley serves on the Selection Committee the Good Food Accelerator and is a mentor at Food Foundry and The Hatchery. Ashley received an MBA with honors from Harvard Business School and a BA in Political Economy, summa cum laude, from Williams College.
FINANCE & INVESTMENT, GO-TO-MARKET STRATEGY AND PRICING STRATEGY, HEALTH & LIFESTYLE, NUTRITION