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Clayton Christopher    

Co-Founder & Managing Partner, CAVU Venture Partners

Clayton is passionate about entrepreneurship and loves helping small food and beverage companies scale. Based in Austin, Texas, he is strategically positioned at the epicenter of a growing culture of consumer innovation. He is the Founder and former CEO of Sweet Leaf Tea, a company he started in 1998 with $12K in savings and a recipe from his grandmother. Sweet Leaf grew to a nationally recognized brand, and was sold to Nestle in 2011. Following his success at Sweet Leaf, Clayton co-founded and was Chairman of the Board of Deep Eddy Vodka. Deep Eddy became the fastest growing spirits brand in the United States and was sold to Heaven Hill Distilleries in August of 2015. He is also the Co-founder/Chairman of Rhythm Super Foods, Chairman of SKU, an incubator/accelerator for consumer brands. In 2006 he was awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the year for Central Texas, and is a recipient of Austin Under 40 Austinite of the Year Award.

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Brand gurus: Entrepreneurs who have this one thing could see big ...

Entrepreneurs are really good at ... creating these brands that have heart and soul," CAVU's Clayton Christopher told CNBC's "Squawk Box" in an interview on  ...

How small brand quality is outmaneuvering big companies

Clayton Christopher, CAVU Venture Partners co-founder, and Brett Thomas, CAVU Ventures Partners co-founder, discuss how big companies are profiting from ...

After Bai's Big Exit, CAVU Raises New $209M Fund To Back More ...

CAVU partners Clayton Christopher, Rohan Oza and Brett Thomas. (Credit: CAVU Venture Partners). Food and beverage investment shop CAVU Venture ...

Come for SXSW, stay for the booze: Austin's hipster cachet is being ...

... historic, man-made Deep Eddy swimming pool (the oldest public pool in Texas ), the distillery was founded in 2010 by Chad Auler and Clayton Christopher, ...

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