AUSTIN, TEXAS — Marissa Epstein has joined Springdale Ventures as its third general partner. Her appointment comes as the Austin-based venture capital firm, which invests in early-stage consumer brands led by diverse entrepreneurs, is preparing to raise for its second fund. 

A registered dietitian nutritionist, Ms. Epstein brings expertise in health, wellness and nutrition, having spent nearly a decade partnering with business leaders to build innovative products and brands since spearheading nutrition initiatives at The White House. She was associate director of the Let’s Move! campaign with former First Lady Michelle Obama and led health education technology and services for Stanford Health Care, where she developed and taught the Food and Nutrition Entrepreneurship course for Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. Recently, she was the director of The University of Texas Nutrition Institute, developing programs and courses…

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