Michelle Davenport, PhD

Health and Food Entrepreneur

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"Less than a year from the time we received our starting capital, we raised a Series A round that brought the total fundraised amount to over $5 million dollars, allowing us to go national in 2018. The idea that I would become the co-founder of a company that ships baby food around the country in 48 hours or less seemed crazy a year ago. The idea that I would do this while raising Sophie? Impossible. But I had a great team that made it all possible. If there’s anything I’ve learned it’s that the secret to making your dreams a reality is caring a lot and then finding a tribe of people who care just as much as you do. The idea of the “lone entrepreneur” is false. As it turns out, building a business— similar to rearing a child — takes a village." - Michelle Davenport

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Michelle Davenport, PhD RD is a a cross-domain entrepreneur who previously co-founded Raised Real and launched Zesty (acquired by Square) as a founding employee. She serves as a clinical and scientific advisor to high growth health startups, including Ritual. Her work has been profiled in Fast Company, Forbes, Time, WSJ.

Dr. Davenport earned her PhD in Nutrition from New York University, and received her clinical training as a registered dietitian from the University of California, San Francisco. She lives in Silicon Valley in Menlo Park, California with her husband Josh and two children Sophie and Harry.


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