Meet the



Some of Our Strategic Limited Partners

ABC Foods

Leading Indonesian food and beverage company


Global agricultural commodity and food solutions provider

anjula acharia

Successful investor, turbocharging female-led brands with celebrity and pop culture partnerships


Leading middle market CPG-focused investment bank

doug daft

Former Chairman CEO of Coca-Cola

grupo mariposa

Leading food and beverage conglomerate in Latin America

grupo navis

Highly successful Puerto Rico-based entrepreneurs' food industry holding company

john king

Best in class go-to-market strategy, innovation support and brand partnerships

sameer vasvani

Highly successful UK-based entrepreneur

team direct

Leader broker for Walmart & Sam's Club


Over 100 years old, providing innovative packaging solutions for beverages

Highly successful Singapore-based entrepreneur

Meet the possible people

Gurdeep Prewal

Co-founder & General Partner

New York & Singapore

Gurdeep lives and breathes the Rocana lifestyle, and the Rocana “better living” mission was born out of his deep personal passions for health and wellness. Before launching Rocana, Gurdeep spent 17 years in investment banking M&A and capital markets working on numerous landmark and award-winning deals and is a CFA charter holder. In 2018, he transitioned to venture capital, combining his financial acumen and savvy deal-making with his Ikigai-led mission of investing in purpose-driven consumer brands. Gurdeep is Canadian-born and Singapore-adopted.

Sumesh sachar

Co-founder & General Partner

Miami & Los Angeles

Sumesh's deep passion is creating value through bringing people together. He truly lives the "possible people" ethos. Sumesh grew up in Zambia, graduated from Pace University in New York and became one of the youngest CPA's in the NY state.  His professional career includes CFO, COO and CEO roles in industry agnostic businesses all over the world having lived in New York, Singapore (where he met Gurdeep in 2008), Mumbai, Dubai and Los Angeles. He has extensive operational and business management experience, investing personally in the Better living space since 2014 and through Rocana since 2018.


General Partner

New York

Raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. 10+ years venture investor and advisor to food, beverage, and sustainability startups. Graduated from MIT undergrad with a degree in Chemical/Bio Engineering and an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management. Youngest Director in history of BNP Paribas equity derivatives division and first director of Finance for Eataly USA.

Team Members

Legal & Compliance


Senior Associate


Summer Analyst


Board of Advisors

Shayna harris

  • GP at seed-stage food and food tech VC

  • Experience as Chief Growth Officer and COO at Farmer's Fridge

  • Global lead for Sourcing and Impact at Mars for cacao

Luis Miguel CASTILLO

  • Highly entrepreneurial organization leader; Chairman of Central American Bottling Corp.

  • Expertise in distribution and supply chain management

  • Exit partner potential


  • Highly experienced serial entrepreneur in the food and beverage space

  • Strong UK/EU network

  • Exited entrepreneur

  • Sustainable guru


  • VP of Strategy, Integration, and Innovation at Triple-S Health Insurance

  • Board and Investment Committee at BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners

  • Extensive VC and PE experience in the food and ad space


  • Founder and CEO of A-Series Investments and Management and talent manager for Priyanka Chopra

  • Pop culture and female entrepreneur champion

  • Highly influential in Hollywood

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