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One of the world's leading food companies, General Mills operates in more than 100 countries and markets more than 100 consumer brands, including Cheerios, Häagen-Dazs, Nature Valley, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Green Giant, Old El Paso, Progresso, Yoplait, Cascadian Farm, Muir Glen, and more. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, General Mills had fiscal 2010 global net sales of US$16 billion, including the company’s $1.2 billion proportionate share of joint venture net sales. The company has 33,000 employees around the world with a shared mission of Nourishing Lives – making lives healthier, easier and richer.
General Mills Ventures
Meredith Schwarz leads General Mills Ventures, the company's corporate venture capital fund. She is charged with setting the direction of the fund, managing the portfolio of existing investments and developing the pipeline for new investment opportunities. Prior to her engagement with the venture fund she worked within General Mills' M&A group on a variety of transactions. She began her career in New York working with JPMorgan Chase in a number of roles including asset management, mergers and acquisitions and investor relations. She graduated from Barnard College, Columbia University with a degree in English and Economics.
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