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Pillan is Co-Founder and Partner at Powerplant Ventures (PPV), an investment fund that supports world-changing, plant-centric companies that deliver better nutrition in more sustainable and ethical ways. PPV investments include Beyond Meat, Thrive Market, Ripple Foods, REBBL, Beanfields and Vive Organics.
Prior to starting Powerplant, Pillan co-founded Veggie Grill, the largest 100% plant-based restaurant company in the United States. Pillan currently serves as Veggie Grill’s Executive Chairman. Prior to entering the food arena, Pillan co-founded Guidance Solutions, one of L.A.’s first e-commerce development firms and named one of the regions’ 15 fastest growing technology companies in 1999, 2000 and 2001.
Pillan earned an engineering degree from MIT and an MBA from UCLA. When not helping advance a plant-centric future, Pillan enjoys playing beach volleyball and trying to reclaim his glory days of playing collegiate baseball and basketball at MIT.
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