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Forward Food Tech Podcast explores the future of food and agriculture, with the people who are taking us there. The podcast is the go-to place for discussions about cutting-edge agritech and foodtech innovations aiming to help the food and agriculture industries become more sustainable and protect our planet. This show is for entrepreneurs, investors, farmers, industry professionals and anyone seeking to understand how new technologies are changing food and agriculture.

Host: @1robward Producer: @illydimitrova

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Forward Food Tech Podcast explores the future of food and agriculture, with the people who are taking us there. The podcast is the go-to place for discussions about cutting-edge agritech and foodtech innovations aiming to help the food and agriculture industries become more sustainable and protect our planet. This show is for entrepreneurs, investors, farmers, industry professionals and anyone seeking to understand how new technologies are changing food and agriculture.

Host: @1robward Producer: @illydimitrova

#smartfarming #farminginnovation #foodinnovation

    Crypto Tokens to Reward Climate-Smart Farmers - Bx

    Crypto Tokens to Reward Climate-Smart Farmers - Bx

    Today our guests are Antony Yousefian and Sadia Ahmed from Bx. Bx is building a two-sided marketplace that connects growers who want to store more carbon in the soil with corporates who need to offset their carbon emissions. It is farm-inspired blockchain technology, incentivising growers to change behaviours to climate-smart practices and financially rewarding them using carbon credit tokens.
    Antony co-founded Bx along with Ben Bardsley and is passionate about technology that can drive a positive impact. He started his career in asset management and has worked on internationalising CICC, one of China's leading investment banking firms. He has over five years of experience working in Ag-Tech, during which he scaled the 30MHz data platform from the Netherlands to over 40 countries worldwide. 
    Our other guest, Sadia is the Chief Innovation Officer at Bx. Having completed her PhD in Computational Ecology at Imperial College London, she has spent the last decade working with large corporations on innovation and developing commercial solutions in sustainability and life sciences. In her current role, she leads the Business Development activities of Bx on its journey to create climate-tech solutions and scale up internationally. Enjoy the conversation between Rob, Sadia and Antony!

    Learn more about Bx: https://bx-earth.com/
    Connect with Antony on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/antonyyousefian/
    Connect with Sadia on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sadia-e-ahmed-83b21a78/
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    • 35 min
    Algae as a Cost-Effective, Carbon Net-Zero Biofertiliser - TrueAlgae

    Algae as a Cost-Effective, Carbon Net-Zero Biofertiliser - TrueAlgae

    Today our guests are Nathaniel Jackson and Angela Tsetsis from True Algae, a company that is at the forefront of innovation with algae bio fertilisers, aiming to increase farmer productivity in a cost-effective carbon net-zero way.

    Nathaniel has been CEO of TrueAlgae since 2017. He worked at the Inter-American Development Bank for over 20 years and held several senior positions including Chief of Staff of private sector operations. He is a founding partner of NExT Impact Ventures, an impact fund that made an initial investment in TrueAlgae.

    Our other guest today, Angela is the Chief Commercial Officer at True Algae. Angela has been working with algae since the early '90s and her expertise lies in biotechnology, sales and marketing. Angela is a former senior executive at Martek Biosciences, which is arguably the most successful algae company to date. Angela has worked with several start-up companies using various microbial technologies for health and wellness of people and planet. Here is the conversation between Rob, Nathaniel and Angela.

    Learn more about True Algae: https://truealgae.com/  
    Follow Nathaniel on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nathanielajackson/
    Follow Angela on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/angela-tsetsis-07505811/
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    • 22 min
    #7 - Kasi McReddie: Bridging the Gap Between Farming & Tech - Agri-Epi Centre

    #7 - Kasi McReddie: Bridging the Gap Between Farming & Tech - Agri-Epi Centre

    In this episode, our guest is Kasi McReddie. Kasi is the Business Development Manager for Livestock & Aquaculture at the Agri-Epi Centre. Kasi comes from a dairy farming background and has specific expertise in biotech solutions to animal and environmental health challenges.
    The Agri-EPI Centre is one of the four UK Agri-tech Innovation Centres established by the UK government in 2016. Agri-EPI provides technical and project management expertise, access to world-class research and innovation facilities. Agri Epi has over 170 members across agriculture, technology, and the supply chain. 
    Kasi will tell us what benefits and opportunities AgriEpi offers to agritech and foodtech companies in more detail, we'll learn about Agri Epi's Smart Farms and Satellite Farms portfolio and how businesses can get involved. Kasi also speaks about what businesses should consider from a farmer's perspective and her prediction for the changes we're expecting to see on-farm over the next five years.
    Here's the conversation between Rob and Kasi.

    Learn more about the Agri-Epi Centre: https://agri-epicentre.com/
    Follow Kasi on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kasimcreddie/

    • 32 min
    #6 - David Farquhar: Can Vertical Farming Tech Solve Horticulture's Challenges?

    #6 - David Farquhar: Can Vertical Farming Tech Solve Horticulture's Challenges?

    In this episode, our guest is David Farquhar, CEO of IGS. IGS is an agritech business that started in 2013, revolutionising the indoor growing market. David joined the team in November 2017 and successfully raised a £7 million series A funding round and total investment to date of £13.8 million. Now, IGS are looking towards global expansion. David will tell us more about the patented technology IGS have created - their TCEA total controlled environment agriculture platform and the Intelligent Grid technology to control environmental elements, including lighting, watering, CO2 levels and nutrient delivery whilst benefitting from significant gains in controls and cost reductions.
    Tune in to hear about these cutting-edge technology platforms creating ideal climates for plants and people, here's the conversation between Rob and David.

    Learn more about IGS: https://www.intelligentgrowthsolutions.com/
    Follow David on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidgfarquhar/

    • 25 min
    #5 - Giancarlo Addario: Food Tech VC - Raising Investment for FoodTech Businesses

    #5 - Giancarlo Addario: Food Tech VC - Raising Investment for FoodTech Businesses

    This is the second episode of our series of podcasts focusing on venture capital raising. We're speaking to a special guest - Giancarlo Addario, principal at Five Seasons Ventures. What do VC's care about most when investing in a foodtech business? What are the growing trends in FoodTech? Giancarlo Addario is joining us to answer these questions.
    Giancarlo has spent most of his professional career working 21 years at leading pasta and bakery goods Barilla, covering various roles from Quality Assurance/Food Safety to Research & Development across several product categories both in Italy and internationally.
    In the area of Open Innovation, he led various collaborative projects with research institutes, enterprises and startups worldwide, also providing valuable mentorship to food accelerators and incubation programmes to the likes of Startupbootcamp FoodTech, MassChallenge, H-Farm and Future Food Accelerator.
    Here's the conversation between Rob and Giancarlo - enjoy! 

    • 27 min
    #4 - Shubhang Shankar: Corporate VC - Raising Investment for Agri-FoodTech Businesses

    #4 - Shubhang Shankar: Corporate VC - Raising Investment for Agri-FoodTech Businesses

    This is the first episode of our series of podcasts, focusing on Venture Capital raising. In this episode, we're speaking with our special guest Shubhang Shankar, managing director of Syngenta Ventures and we'll focus on the topic of corporate venture capital for AgTech & FoodTech businesses, explore key investment practices and trends in agrifood tech.
    A little bit more about Shubhang - he joined Syngenta Ventures in 2016 based in Basel, Switzerland after having worked for two years in the company’s global strategy team where he was part of the team working on developing Syngenta’s Digital Agriculture strategy. Shubhang looks at companies in a variety of industries of relevance to Syngenta, including Digital / Precision Ag and Biologicals. 
    Shubhang is currently an Observer on the Board of Ninjacart, Biophero, Tarfin, and Greeneye Technology.
    It's going to be a great discussion, so tune in and enjoy the podcast!

    • 26 min

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