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The S2G Podcast

This is the S2G Podcast, where we talk to business leaders, investors, policymakers, and thought leaders who have a transformative vision for the future. We’ll explore how their experiences and perspectives offer lessons into scaling the food, agriculture, oceans, and energy transitions.


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Staying True to Your North Star with Back to the Roots

Nikhil Arora and Alejandro Velez, co-founders of Back to the Roots, discuss the significance of deep customer understanding, the art of pivoting in response to challenges, and the non-negotiable commitment to sustainability and transparency that has defined their brand.



Sector Specialization and Systems-Level Investing with Sanjeev Krishnan

S2G's Sanjeev Krishnan takes us through his career path from investing in telecom in emerging markets to building out a life sciences investment group at the IFC, the early days of energy environmental investing, his decision to home in on food and agriculture, and finally to his journey with S2G.



From Need Identification to a Novel Product with Andrey Zarur of GreenLight Biosciences

We dive into the entrepreneur and investor journey that has led to the first EPA-approved RNA crop protection production and created a paradigm shift for the industry. GreenLight Biosciences CEO Andrey Zarur and S2G Managing Director Matt Walker talk about GreenLight's journey from defining a pressing need to designing a solution and bringing their first product to market.



Building A Category-Defining Company with John Foraker

As the CEO of Once Upon a Farm, John is changing how customers buy baby and kid foods while meeting the growing demand for nutrient-filled, responsibly sourced, delicious products. This episode is as full of insights into starting a mission-driven CPG company as a Once Upon a Farm Smart Blend is with organic fruits and veggies.



This content is for informational purposes only, should not be taken as legal, business, tax or investment advice, or be used to evaluate any investment or security, and is not directed at any investor or potential investor in any investment vehicle sponsored by S2G Investments, LLC or its affiliates (“S2G Ventures”). Investing involves risk, including the risk of loss. The opinions expressed do not necessarily represent the views of S2G Ventures. Specific companies are mentioned herein solely for educational purposes and should not be construed as an endorsement of any particular company or investment. Please note that S2G Ventures may maintain investments in the companies mentioned herein.


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