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7: Less Sugar, More Protein Using Mushroom Technology - Alan Hahn of MycoTechnology

Alan Hahn is the co-founder and CEO of MycoTechnology, 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 ClearTaste and a protein powder called PureTaste. They've also shown the ability to remove toxins in foods and are working through "probably a lifetime of ideas" in using fungi to improve food. The big wins today though are that their ClearTaste...


6: Making Healthier Sugars Tagatose and Allulose - Ed Rogers of Bonumose

Ed Rogers is the co-founder and CEO of Bonumose, 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 low cost, “good sugars” tagatose and allulose, that aim to mimic sucrose (or table sugar) and come with a host of claimed beneficial properties. Get the full show notes here. If you like the show, you can subscribe to it on any podcast app....


5: Climate Change Fighting Fungi and Empowering Smallholder Farmers - Rusty Rodriguez of Adaptive Symbiotic Technologies

Dr. Rusty Rodriguez is the CEO of Adaptive Symbiotic Technologies (AST), 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 salty soils, to name a few. The company is selling to both commodity crop farmers and smallholder "monsoon" farmers in the absolute worst of drought conditions in India. These farmers have been able to...


004: Ranching in the Ocean with Phil Cruver of Catalina Sea Ranch

Phil Cruver is the Founder and CEO of Catalina Sea Ranch (CSR), 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 literally built an industry. And when it comes to raising funding for a startup with grand ambitions like CSR, he has some wisdom from the 6 companies he’s started on how to allocate equity in the early stages. Get the full show notes at here. If you like the show, you can subscribe...


003: Predicting Crop Yields, Satellite Imagery and Machine Learning with David Potere of TellusLabs

In this interview I have a conversation with David Potere about his company, TellusLabs, that combines decades of satellite imagery with machine learning to predict crop yields as well as answer critical, time sensitive economic and environmental questions in agriculture. Get the full show notes at We cover:


002: Investing in Brazilian AgTech with Francisco Jardim of SP Ventures

In this interview I have a conversation with Francisco Jardim about how his venture capital firm stumbled on a focus of agriculture technology investing in Brazil. I think one of the things that struck me most about this interview was that on one hand you have the largest economy in Latin America and top 10 in the world which is a massive agricultural producer and exporter. And at the same time you have a very complex and layered tax and regulatory regime, high interest rates, skilled...


001: Farming Flies and Business Building in the Sustainability Revolution with Jason Drew of AgriProtein

Jason Drew is the Co-founder and CEO of AgriProtein 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 million dollars of venture capital, the art of building your company into the "Sustainability Revolution", recent growth plans announced to scale farming of insects globally, and more. Get the full show notes here. If you like the show,...