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Where We Grow From Here

Where We Grow from Here offers perspectives and stories focused on innovation by those who are advancing the overall quality and sustainability of the food system. Featured guests include entrepreneurs, business leaders, industry experts, and policymakers offering unique perspectives on building a food system designed for the 21st century and beyond.

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How to Build Your Brand for Exit


Romitha Mally has over 25 years of Wall Street experience and has led high-profile transactions in the food, beverage, and natural products industry. In this episode, we discuss Romitha’s background and notable lessons in working with founder-led companies to help articulate their vision and stories into strategic sales or IPOs. We touch on notable industry trends and discuss predictions for the year ahead, the evolution of public markets and SPACs, and tips for entrepreneurs and companies considering an IPO.

How to Build Your Brand for Exit
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Abundant Oceans: The Economic and Environmental Opportunity for Ocean Restoration with Oceans 2050

We are delighted to welcome Oceans 2050 leaders Alexandra Cousteau and Megan Reilly Cayten to this episode. Guests discuss the transition from an abundant ocean to the state of the oceans today. We dive into the private sector opportunity ahead and discuss the interconnection of the climate crisis and the oceans. Beyond the issues and opportunities ahead for markets and investors, we discuss actions we can all take today.



How Shiru is Leveraging AI to Feed the World More Sustainably

We are excited to welcome scientist, engineer and entrepreneur Jasmin Hume to the podcast. We discuss Jasmin’s founder story and experience starting a company right before the pandemic hit, including how they continued to grow despite the unexpected challenges. The episode also highlights how Shiru helps food companies innovate away from animal-based solutions towards novel new plant proteins.



Carbon 101 and The Future of Carbon Markets

Alex Rau, Founding Partner of Environmental Commodity Partners LP (ECP) and Climate Wedge, joins us on this podcast episode. We talk about Alex's background, cover carbon 101: what it really means, what it doesn't mean, and explore how this commodity that is increasingly getting structured and formalized is important to several industries, including the food system.



Leaders in Agriculture: Celebrating Three Exceptional Women

Tina May, Chief of Staff and VP of Rural Services for Land O’Lakes, Alexis Taylor, Director of the Oregon Department of Agriculture, and Amanda De Jong, South West Business Unit Lead for Landus Cooperative, join us on this podcast episode. All three are remarkable leaders in agriculture who join us to celebrate Women's Day, highlight their accomplishments, learnings, new projects, and advice for future leaders in ag.



On The Frontlines of Innovation with Ripple Foods

Laura Flanagan, CEO of Ripple Foods and Adam Lowry, co-founder of Ripple Foods discuss building brands with purpose in a changing market and the value of impact and measurement for companies including becoming a B-Corp and the Ripple Effect. Both Laura and Adam dish on tactical tips for women in leadership and entrepreneurs.



Returns, Risk and Carbon Footprint with CDPQ

CDPQ's Frédéric Godbout and Mario Therrien discuss the value of partnerships and break down CDPQs strategy for return, risk, and carbon footprints including how CDPQ supports innovation and growth across their direct investment platform. Guests also provide insights to entrepreneurs and companies on what they are looking for today with a direct investment and partner.



The Role of Technology and New Tools to Tackle Food Waste and Hunger

As a record number of Americans face hunger, food insecurity has increasingly become a major focal point as we think about building a better food system. To understand the landscape of food insecurity in America and opportunities to build a better system, we connect with Emily Ma and Joe Intrakamhan's on their journey with Google [X] and the data initiative to address hunger in America.



A Grocers Perspective: The Role of Food and Capital Markets

Walter Robb and Sanjeev Krishnan discuss the state of play of the food industry, evolving capital markets, opportunities and areas prime for disruption, and how indoor agriculture fits into a food system designed to meet consumer needs.



How to Use Data to Navigate a Changing Marketplace with SPINS

We're joined by SPINS to discuss data and what has happened in the natural products industry since the COVID pandemic hit and share insights and tips for how brands, retailers, and the cast along the food supply chain can navigate this changing marketplace, including predictions for 2021.



How John Foraker and Jennifer Garner Are Bringing Nutritious Convenient Food to All Kids

Once Upon a Farm co-founders John Foraker and Jennifer Garner join us to discuss their companies commitment to bringing nutritious and convenient food to all kids, share more about their journey in building an impact-driven brand from the ground up, and dish on insights and lessons learned in building this mission-driven company.


The content in this podcast is for informational purposes only. It should not be taken as legal, business, tax or investment advice or be used to evaluate any investment or security. The content is not directed toward any investor or potential investor in any S2G fund and is not a solicitation of investment.


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