One goal of the work we do here at FI is to strengthen local food ecosystems and we consider our "Extended Family" to be one part of our attempt to do just that.
FI's "Extended Family" consists of Portfolio companies (i.e. those in whom we've invested); firms we've worked with and think are awesome but didn't end up doing a financial transaction with; entrepreneurs that are currently in-process with us, either as advisory or funding clients or as potential advisory or funding clients.
We try to help the Extended Family succeed by:
In general, our "Extended Family" represents everyone we come in contact with that we think are doing good things and we want to stay in touch with.