Meet the food tech disruptors

Hear from some of our start-ups and investment experts who joined us at Food Tech Matters this year as they share their journey of being food tech disruptors. Our panellists will talk about how they have approached funding, about their experience of working with investors and corporates, their challenges and frustrations and their greatest learnings to date.

We speak to Matija Zulj, CEO, Agrivi, Hebe-Cecilie Nyquist Næss, former CFO and investment professional and Elsa Bernadette, COO & Co-Founder, Karma to discover the challenges and opportunities facing their business in what has been a very challenging year. Recorded back in March, we reflect on how the impact of the first COVID lockdown was affecting them. Join us for a fascinating look into disruptive food tech.

Food Tech Matters On-Demand offers the opportunity to join food tech disruptors like Karma, and the investment community, as they debate how the future of food and agritech will take shape. To find out more about Food Tech Matters On-Demand click here.

About our panel

Elsa Bernadotte, COO & Co-Founder, Karma

Elsa is Co-Founder and COO of Karma. Elsa is passionate about creating a motivated high-growth organization to galvanize the first zero food waste generation. Karma now has 55 employees globally, who have the collective goal to lead the way to a truly circular economy and ultimately solve global food waste.

Since launching, Karma’s 700,000+ users have diverted an average of 450 tonnes of edible food from landfill and reduced CO2 levels caused by food waste by 680 tonnes. In it’s Series A funding, Karma raised $12 million to expand its mission to counteract food waste across the globe.

Matija Zulj, CEO, Agrivi

Matija is the founder and CEO of Agrivi. Matija believes that if we provide knowledge and technology to all food producers, we can provide enough food for everyone and keep agriculture sustainable. He holds an MSc in computer science and an MBA. Agrivi is an agri-tech startup that is creating the global agricultural eco-system with vision to change the way food is produced. With an intelligent cloud farm management solution, we help farmers to increase their productivity and find buyers for produced food. Agrivi is the winner of World Startup Competition 2014.

Hebe-Cecilie Nyquist Næss, former CFO and investment professional

Hebe is the former CFO for an ESG start-up company (N2 Applied). Responsibilities and experience weighted towards the financial part of the role with capitalisation, investments and IR as key focus areas. Her unique experience offers an inside look at how start-ups can gain investment in the food tech space.

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