Tag Archives: Food investors

Food Isn’t Fixed. But We Are Fixing It Now.

2015. It’s hard to believe we’ve marked fifteen years in the new millennium. “2015” feels like that emblematic far-off year in a fantastical ‘80s movie. In that version of now, cars flew (or drove themselves?), eyeglasses displayed our email (oh … Continue reading

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What “Big Ideas” In Food Get Funded In Silicon Valley?

Much has been written about the ascent of Silicon Valley (SV) as the go-to global incubator for transformational change.  SV has become the Jerusalem of the techno-optimist religion. In venture capital doctrine, the absolution of humanity’s sins begins with seed … Continue reading

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Careers In Food System Change: Where Should You Start?

By Austin Kiessig I have had many career path conversations with people who are fired up about changing the food system. These conversations are often tricky. The food landscape is complex, and there are many different ways to plug into the … Continue reading

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Event recap: San Franola Summer Food Summit

This is a shamefully late post but better late than never. I wanted to share some musings from an event last month: San Franola Granola, a local freshly-roasted granola producer, hosts quarterly food summits with the goal to “bring together … Continue reading

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The Future of Protein: Event recap

On Thursday night, I organized an event on behalf of the Food Startups group focused on innovation in protein. We featured a panel of entrepreneurs and investors working on both plant-based and insect-based protein sources. Wade Roush from Xconomy did … Continue reading

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Fundraising for Food Startups Panel

The Food Startups group kicked off the 2013 year with a packed house for its first event on Thursday, January 10th. I’m thrilled to share that I’ve joined Matt Wise and Andy Saebjoernsen as a Co-Organizer of the group, and … Continue reading

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Call for food-related social entrepreneurs

See below for a request from a friend of mine at Wharton who’s looking for exciting Food & Nutrition social enterprises: *************************************************************** This year, Wharton Social Venture Fund (WSVF) is participating in an exciting initiative sponsored by a new domestic … Continue reading

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