Jason Karp explains his departure from managing a $4B hedge fund to founding HumanCo, a mission-driven company focusing on healthy living and sustainability for all. After a life-changing medical diagnosis, Jason dove into the concept of true healthy living, from changing his work and rest hours to choosing the healthiest foods to fuel his body, Jason was able to completely recover all aspects of his health while gaining a new understanding of wellness. Jason didn’t just change his lifestyle, he changed his investing style, deciding to invest in the brands that promote a healthy and sustainable human experience.
Meet our guest:
Jason H. Karp is Founder and CEO of HumanCo – a mission-driven holding company that invests in and builds brands focused on healthier living and sustainability. Recently, Jason also co-founded HumanCo Acquisition Corp. – a $300m ESG SPAC focused on Health, Wellness, and Sustainability where he serves as Executive Chairman. In addition to HumanCo, Jason was also Chairman and Co-Founder of Hu (as in Human), one of the fastest-growing snacking companies in the U.S. Hu was recently sold to Mondelez International in January 2021. Prior to HumanCo, Jason spent over 20 years in the hedge fund industry. He was the Founder, CEO, and CIO of Tourbillon Capital Partners, an investment fund that managed over $4 billion, and prior to that, worked at 3 multi-billion dollar funds at the partner level. Jason has a B.S. in Economics, summa cum laude, from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where he also was Academic All-American and All-Ivy in Varsity Squash.