Colorado's Boulder County is akin to Silicon Valley in the natural and organic food scene. Not only is the area home to some of the country's premier brands in the sector, but it now also houses some of the industry's most innovative investment groups.

Locally controlled capital grew tenfold in the past decade, and the top five funds in the region will funnel more than $200 million to emerging brands in hopes of establishing multi-million dollar companies within the next two to five years.

The rise in these firms relates directly to consumer demand, and those in charge of the funds see natural and organic foods companies continuing to challenge established food companies, reported Daily Camera. Full Story

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