Our VLB Team


Liz Dee

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New York City, usa

Founder / Organizer

Liz Dee is Co-President of Smarties Candy Company, maker of Smarties candy rolls. Liz is the CEO of Baleine & Bjorn Capital, a venture capital firm that invests in early stage companies creating solutions to outdated animal products. Liz has worked in the food industry for over a decade, and is a seasoned business woman with a master’s degree in media, culture and communication. Liz manufactures and markets products globally.

Adri Suarez

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New York City, USA

Community Director

Adri Suarez is the Founder and Creative Director of Blood Orange Agency. After years of working in New York City with various globally recognized vegan companies in branding, production, and social strategy, she founded Blood Orange, a boutique creative agency. Offering an array of creative services, and Instagram Strategy, Adri places an emphasis on representing vegan and sustainable brands locally and worldwide.


Advisory Council