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Meet food adventurer Dean Kowarski

A traditional career in high finance, a killer CV, and a reputation as a business wunderkind. But Dean Kowarski wanted more. He wanted to change people's lives, and in his new incarnation as the founder of Real Foods, the company that recently bought the Kauai group, he's doing just that. One meal at a time.

Charlotte Kilbane finds out what led Dean from a traditional corporate finance trajectory, to an adventure in the food industry.

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Meet Romeo Kumalo, the adventurous venture capitalist

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