Daniel Tellalian

Daniel Tellalian

Michigan Good Food Fund Consultant

Daniel Tellalian provides guidance, expertise, and oversight of due diligence and deal flow on behalf of Fair Food Network for the Michigan Good Food Fund.

He is the Founder and CEO of Angel City Advisors, created to provide an accessible platform for investors, entrepreneurs, policy leaders, and community voices to come together in pursuit of a better world. His work provides market-oriented solutions that can be designed and executed to address complex issues. He has over two decades of experience in impact investing, social entrepreneurship, business mentoring, financial transactions, and community economic development.

Prior to launching Angel City Advisors, Daniel was the co-founder and Managing Partner of Avivar Capital, and was the firm’s lead on food investing and bioscience investing, as well as active in place-based community development initiatives, due diligence, and pipeline development activities. He was also Principal and 13-year partner at Emerging Markets, Inc., an economic development consulting firm that assisted the private sector to responsibly pursue business opportunities in low-income areas nationwide. He has consulted broadly on strategic grantmaking initiatives, market expansion strategies, and investment opportunities for traditional and impact investors. His work includes serving as co-designer and lead for deployment of the California FreshWorks Fund, the nation’s largest healthy food financing initiative.

Prior to his chapter at Emerging Markets, Inc., Daniel enjoyed successful career stints as a real estate and land use attorney, commercial developer, certified public accountant, nonprofit executive and alternative lender. A licensed CPA and attorney in California, Daniel draws upon an economics degree from the Wharton School of Business and graduate degrees in law and business from U.C. Berkeley.