John Durant is an author and investor.
The founder of Wild Ventures, John led seed investments into top consumer startups, such as Thrive Market, Primal Kitchen, Magic Spoon, Serenity Kids, and LMNT. He is an advisor to 15+ startups and has held multiple board roles. John was a pre-launch advisor to Thrive Market, Primal Kitchen, Kettle & Fire, Magic Spoon, and he helped catalyze the creation of LMNT. John developed Thrive Market’s wildly successful and widely imitated influencer strategy.
John is the bestselling author of The Paleo Manifesto and Spartan Fit. He’s been featured in the New York Times, The New Yorker, the Colbert Report, NPR Morning Edition, Der Spiegel, CBC, NHK, and more.
John has a degree in History from Harvard, where he studied the Industrial Revolution, debates over free trade and protectionism, and evolutionary biology.