Hi, We’re SnackNation

We exist to inspire more conscious food decisions

We believe snacks aren’t just snacks, but are integral to living a happier, healthier, more purposeful life.

From our beginnings as two guys with a simple idea, to launching SnackNation in 2014, we’ve always made it our mission to find emerging, health conscious snack brands and connect them around the snack bowl with like-minded people. People craving a better alternative, a fuel that matches their fire and products with purpose. Now, with thousands of SnackNation members across the country, we’re on our way to creating a better world through the power of delicious, healthier snack choices.

 

SNACKNATION ESTABLISHED

2014

Snacknation Beta Test Launched

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Offices across the country were looking for healthy, curated snacks in their vending machines. The idea for SnackNation was born and, after a soft launch, the first SnackNation member came on board!

2014

100 Happy Members!

SnackNation surpasses 100 active members. We’ve got something here!

DEC 2014

2015

We Partner with Feeding America

SnackNation joins Feeding America in their commitment to end hunger by donating 10 meals to families in need for every SnackNation box delivered.

NOV 2015

1,000 Happy Members!

SnackNation makes a healthy impact on thousands of employees nationwide with incredible membership growth in 2015.

DEC 2015

2016

New Snack Curations Released

Members spoke and we listened! Based on feedback, SnackNation launches Breakfast Box, Marvelous Meat Lover’s Box, Bar Bonanza Box, Health Champion Box, No Chips No Problem Box, and Bye Bye Bar Box.

MAY 2016

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Los Angeles Business Journal names SnackNation one of the Best Places to Work 2016 Los Angeles Business Journal names SnackNation one of the Best Places to Work in 2016 and we couldn’t agree more!

AUG 2016

Over 1,000,000 Meals Donated

SnackNation donates over 1M meals to families in the US, via its partnership with Feeding America (10 meals donated for every box delivered).

DEC 2016

2017

Entrepreneur Praises SnackNation

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Entrepreneur Media names SnackNation one of the top company cultures in America. We don’t just talk the talk, we walk the walk!

FEB 2017

We’ve Moved!

SnackNation moves into a much larger office about 5 minutes down the road in Culver City, CA, to accommodate its 100+ team members.

JAN 2017

3,000 Happy Members

Giving us 3,000 more reasons to smile!

MAR 2017

2018

Great Place to Work® Certification!

SnackNation earns a certification for being an awesome workplace by the independent analysts at Great Place to Work®!

MARCH 2018

Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces

SnackNation is named one of Inc. magazine’s Best Workplaces from 2018 and one of the highest-scoring businesses with standout employee engagement.

MAY 2018

$12M in Series B Funding

Led by 3L Capital, SnackNation secures $12 million in Series B Funding, bringing total venture funding to $22.5 million.

MAY 2018

Best Foodbox by SUBTA

The Subscription Trade Association names SnackNation the winner of the 2018 CUBE Award for Best Food Box.

MAY 2018

Cargo and Snapchat Partnership

SnackNation teams with Cargo and Snapchat to offer health conscious, delicious snacks to rideshare customers in the Los Angeles area.

JUNE 2018

Over 3,000,000 Meals Donated

SnackNation donates over 3M meals to families in the US via its partnership with Feeding America.

JUNE 2018

SnackNation Acquires Love With Food

SnackNation acquires Love With Food, a consumer insights and data analytics company with one of the nation’s largest direct-to-consumer snack subscription service.

JUNE 2018

We inspire people to make healthy choices each and every day.

We’ve made it our mission to find exciting, health conscious snack brands and connect them around the snack bowl with like-minded people. People craving a better alternative, a fuel that matches their fire and products with purpose.

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Our Fearless Leaders

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Sean Kelly CEO, Co-Founder

Named one of the Top 30 Leaders Under 30 and one of America’s Most Promising CEOs under 35 by Forbes magazine, Sean co-founded HUMAN healthy vending in 2008 and SnackNation in 2014. He also co-hosts Brand Builder, a CPG-focused podcast about scaling high-performing teams and businesses. Sean holds a degree in Biomedical Engineering from Columbia University and lives in Venice, CA with his wife and college sweetheart Shannon.

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Andy Mackensen CMO, Co-Founder

Direct response marketer and combat-decorated U.S. Naval Officer, Andy earned a BS from Boston University and an MBA from Stanford University. He lives in Manhattan Beach, CA with his wife Carrie, sons Brady and Jake, and Wheaten Terrier, Lucky. What fuels his fire? Powder skiing, being active, clever jokes, and high fives!

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Ryan Schneider COO, President

A start-up pioneer and former venture capitalist investor, Ryan earned a BA from Northwestern University and an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management. When he’s not pitching healthy snacks, Ryan is taking advantage of Southern California’s great outdoors – either on a surfboard, a bike or just in his running shoes.

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Our Core Values

From our snack selection to our corporate culture and relationships, our goal is for everything we create and cultivate to live up to to the tenets of our Core Values. Because we know that what we do everyday determines our reputation, the level of success we achieve, and the positive impact we can make on people’s health and wellbeing.

Personal health is everything. Taking care of yourself so you can take care of others is more than okay, it’s vital. We believe and support practices that contribute to a healthy body, mind and spirit.

Grit is the stubborn refusal to quit and we’ve got it in spades. But we’re not about winning for winning’s sake. We live to give. And we work really really hard to ensure at the end of each day we gave all we’ve got. That’s our victory.

Focusing only on oneself leads nowhere. Service to others offers genuine fulfilment and uncovers our own greatness.

Becoming is better than being. To change the status quo, you’ve got to grow. We adopt a growth mindset no matter if we’re an intern or CEO. Progress is our only measuring stick.

Joy & optimism make us all rich and we proactively search for ways to spread joy and optimism far and wide. Every day we strive to put genuine smiles on the faces of those we serve. Happiness is our hustle.

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