By William Alden
Stephen M. Case, the investor and co-founder of AOL, is taking an increasing interest in the food business.
The Revolution Growth fund, which Mr. Case started with two former AOL colleagues, is expected to announce on Wednesday that it has invested in Revolution Foods, an Oakland, Calif., company that makes healthier lunch meals for children. The investment is worth $30 million, according to a person briefed on the matter but not authorized to discuss it publicly.
It is the second food-related deal for Mr. Case’s fund, which invested in Sweetgreen, a “farm-to-table” salad chain, late last year. While the fund is better known for backing technology companies, Mr. Case said that the food business — whether it’s school lunches or restaurant salads — was “ripe for disruption.”
“Food is a big part of our lives, and healthier options are going to become increasingly important,” said Mr. Case, who is joining the board of Revolution Foods as part of the investment
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