Food & Agriculture Innovators

Food & Agriculture Innovators
We interview entrepreneurs, investors and stakeholders critical to feeding the world’s growing population and cover technologies, challenges and themes in food and agriculture today.

7: Less Sugar, More Protein Using Mushroom Technology - Alan Hahn of MycoTechnology
Oct 19, 2017 • 39 min
Alan Hahn is the co-founder and CEO of , a food ingredient technology company. The company creates fungi-based powders using a proprietary fermentation process. Their product line today includes a taste modulating powder called ClearTasteTM and a…
6: Making Healthier Sugars Tagatose and Allulose - Ed Rogers of Bonumose
Oct 4, 2017 • 53 min
Ed Rogers is the co-founder and CEO of , a food ingredient technology company. The company’s patented process was invented by co-founder Dr. Dan Wichelecki and utilizes combinations of natural enzymes to convert plant-based raw materials into…
5: Climate Change Fighting Fungi and Empowering Smallholder Farmers - Rusty Rodriguez of Adaptive Symbiotic Technologies
Sep 20, 2017 • 63 min
Dr. Rusty Rodriguez is the CEO of , an ag biotech company that has developed microbial solutions that enable plants to battle climate and environmental stress, increasing crop quality and yields. These stressors include drought, temperature stress and…
4: Ranching in the Ocean with Phil Cruver of Catalina Sea Ranch, a shellfish aquaculture company
Sep 13, 2017 • 75 min
Phil Cruver is the Founder and CEO of , which owns the first offshore aquaculture facility in U.S. federal waters. This was a fascinating conversation as Phil tells the story of how he had to essentially build a new industry in the U.S. We cover…
3: Predicting Crop Yields, Satellite Imagery and Machine Learning with David Potere of TellusLabs
Aug 28, 2017 • 66 min
David Potere is Co-founder and CEO of , a company that combines decades of satellite imagery with machine learning to predict crop yields and help its customers, which range from farmer to hedge fund manager. Get the full show notes at . If you…
2: Investing in Brazilian AgTech with Francisco Jardim of SP Ventures
Aug 26, 2017 • 63 min
Francisco Jardim is Co-founder and Managing Director of venture capital firm, . In the interview we discuss how his firm is capitalizing on the opportunity of agriculture technology investing in Brazil. Get the full show notes . If…
1: Farming Flies and Business Building in the Sustainability Revolution with Jason Drew of AgriProtein
Aug 24, 2017 • 72 min
is the Co-founder and CEO of based in Cape Town, South Africa. In the interview we go back to the early years and career of Jason, how he got started on his path to farming flies, the business of AgriProtein that’s raised nearly $30…