The Harvard Common Press announced that they have completed the process of opening a San Francisco office, which will be headed up by associate publisher, Adam Salomone. The office will be located in the heart of San Francisco in a downtown business complex. “With this announcement, we are excited to be more closely connected to the San Francisco food and technology community,” said Bruce Shaw, owner and publisher of The Harvard Common Press. “While we continue to be deeply invested in our publishing program, our focus is also on engaging with food startups and acting as a strategic content and investment partner. Our entry into the San Francisco marketplace allows us to broaden our footprint within this marketplace at a time when activity within this area is growing substantially.”
The announcement comes as the company looks to expand its presence in the food innovation arena, with the newly opened office allowing for meetings with food and technology companies from around the Bay Area, including Palo Alto. “Over the past 3-4 years, The Harvard Common Press has grown to become more than just a book publisher,” said Salomone. “Our investment in Yummly, an intelligent recipe search engine, back in 2010 was the beginning of our exploration of the business opportunity in food and tech innovation, but that has led us to more serious conversations, interactions and other investments with food startups.”
The company will continue to operate out of its fifth floor loft space in Boston’s South End, with plans to use the San Francisco office space for meetings with food startups, investors and other entrepreneurs.