Brian SchumanInvestment Professional at PepsiCo Technology Ventures
Brian Schuman is the sole investment professional with PepsiCo Technology Ventures, the external innovation arm of PepsiCo R&D. Brian is responsible for sourcing, evaluating, executing, and managing investments on behalf of PepsiCo with a specific focus on innovation. Certain areas he works on include ingredients, packaging materials, sustainability, manufacturing processes, food & ag tech, among others. Brian currently manages investments in Danimer Scientific, Origin Materials, SousZen and others. Brian began his career as an Analyst at J.P. Morgan before moving to H.I.G. Capital, a $40B+ private equity fund where he was responsible for sourcing and evaluating growth equity and buyout transactions. Prior to joining PepsiCo, Brian was an early employee at SeedInvest, a VC platform and fund that raised funds for early stage start-ups and invested in start-ups. He grew with the company through its acquisition in 2019.