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It is estimated that the global economy will need over 300 million new jobs in order to accommodate current unemployment, supplement projected job loss resulting from automated industries, and provide opportunities for the next generation. In 2015, 10.2% of the world’s workers were living with their families on less than $1.90 per person, per day. 946 million people remain with zero access to sanitation facilities and 757 million adults cannot read or write. And now with the global pandemic having a devastating effect on all facets of life, the situation is even more critical. Unreasonable Impact, a multi-year initiative created with Barclays, was launched in 2016 with the principle aim of scaling growth equity companies addressing these very challenges, whilst also creating jobs. The partnership is designed around ensuring that the fastest growing and most impactful companies across different geographies (Europe, the Americas, and Asia Pacific) are best positioned for scale. The launch of Unreasonable Impact Americas sees the program support the 13 entrepreneurs that have been identified as critical drivers of change, with the incredibly innovative solutions necessary to meet these challenges at scale, from across the region. Over the course of the next few months, the now fully virtual program will support these entrepreneurs through a series of virtual gatherings and sessions which have been prototyped and perfected to align them with mentors, specialists, advice, resources and capital, as well as with each other. With 124 ventures collectively reaching 226 million customers, supporting nearly 81,000 jobs in more than 180 countries and having raised over $3.2 billion in funding and over $2.9 in revenue, Unreasonable Impact’s mission is to ensure these ventures are supported in their goals of delivering the biggest impact globally.


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Dandelion Energy Replacing existing heating & cooling equipment with geothermal systems harvesting underground energy.

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Clean Energy Geothermal

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Kathy Hannun

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Co-Founder & President

As fossil fuels continue to contaminate the planet, the demand for renewable energy technologies is more critical than ever. Home heating is second only to automobiles when it comes to air pollution and oilburning furnaces consume more fossil fuels than diesel trucks. Dandelion Energy seeks to bring earth-powered heating to every home, with the goal of a carbon neutral future. Dandelion Energy replaces homeowners’ existing air conditioning and heating equipment with a geothermal system. According to the US EPA, “geothermal heat pumps are the most energy-efficient, environmentally clean, and cost-effective systems for heating and cooling.” Using powerful heat pumps and safe, underground pipes, Dandelion Energy’s geothermal system moves heat between the earth and the home drastically reducing costs for consumers and the environment.

Kathy Hannun is Co-Founder and President of Dandelion Energy, the largest home geothermal company in the US. Prior to this, Kathy was a Rapid Evaluator at X, Alphabet’s innovation lab, where she founded Dandelion as an X project and then launched into an independent startup in May 2017. Dandelion has since raised $35MM in funding from top VCs, set a new standard for geothermal quality and cost effectiveness, and enabled homeowners to avoid over 100,000 tons and counting, of carbon dioxide emissions. Kathy graduated from Stanford, has been recognized as a TED Fellow, one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People Co-Founder & President in Business, one of MIT Tech Review’s ‘35 Innovators Under 35’ and the US dandelionenergy.com Department of Energy has recognized her contributions with a C3E Award.

Kathy Hannun

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Dishcraft Robotics Simplifying dining operations, saving water, and reducing chemical use through robotics dish-washing innovation.

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AI, Food Technology

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Linda Pouliot

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Founder & CEO

Dishcraft uses the power of robotics, AI, and process innovation to create a greener and cleaner planet. Similar to a linen service, Dishcraft delivers quality, reusable dishes, containers, glasses and flatware each day with pricing comparable to, or less than, disposable wares and in-house dishwashing. Dirty dishes are picked up from Dishdrop collection bins and delivered to centralized dishwashing facilities powered by their robots, where automation ensures fast, reliable, and ultra-clean sanitized dishes. Dishcraft serves hotels, cafeterias, business, education, healthcare and restaurants. With increasing levels of disposables and mounting landfill volumes, bringing reusability to food services will have incredible environmental impact.

Linda Pouliot is the CEO and Founder of Dishcraft, which uses robotics and process innovation to revolutionize commercial dishwashing. A serial entrepreneur, Linda and her team of award-winning technologists are working on finding solutions to reduce waste and improve efficiency. Prior to this, Linda co-founded Neato Robotics with the idea that robots can perform household chores as effectively as humans - the company was acquired in 2017. Linda also served as COO of Adiri, Inc., where she worked on the internationally award-winning Adiri Natural Nurser. She has developed products for retail brands, including Disney, Banana Republic, and QVC and Founder & CEO has been the recipient of multiple patents and international awards. She graduated dishcraft.com from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor with a BFA cum laude.

Linda Pouliot

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Full Harvest Empowering sustainable food waste management with the marketplace for surplus and imperfect produce.

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Food Waste

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Christine Moseley

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Founder & CEO

Every year, 1/3 of all edible produce is wasted on farms in the US simply because of cosmetic or surplus reasons, contributing to food waste being the #1 contributor to climate change globally. Full Harvest is solving the massive food waste problem at the farm level with technology and innovation, by providing the industry’s first business-to-business marketplace for imperfect and surplus produce. The Full Harvest marketplace connects food & beverage brands and processors to farms online to buy discounted, excess produce. The company is creating value along the entire supply chain by lowering healthy food production costs, significantly reducing wasted food and resources, while also bringing farmers an additional revenue stream. A win-win-win for farmers, food companies, and the planet. Christine Moseley, is the Founder and CEO of Full Harvest, the first B2B platform for surplus and imperfect produce, connecting large farms directly to food & beverage companies. A passionate entrepreneur with more than 15 years of experience in the logistics and food industries at both Fortune 100 companies (Maersk, P&G) and high-growth food start-ups, Christine is currently solving the massive food waste problem at the farm level. Christine holds an MBA from Wharton Business School and a BA from the University of North Founder & CEO Carolina- Chapel Hill. She was recently recognized as Inc.’s Top 100 Female fullharvest.com Founders and Fortune’s #2 Most Innovative Woman in Food & Drink.

Christine Moseley

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Goodr Co. Providing an end-to-end profitable solution for businesses to reduce food waste and combat hunger.

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Food Waste

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Jasmine Crowe

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Founder & CEO

Goodr is a sustainable food surplus management platform that leverages block-chain technology to reduce food waste and combat hunger. Goodr facilitates the pickup and re-distribution of excess food from large enterprises and venues, to communities in need. Its secure ledger delivers real-time social and environmental impact reporting, enabling businesses to measure and manage their surplus food and organic waste, earn tax savings, and drastically reduce their carbon footprint. A triple-win situation, Goodr improves businesses’ bottom line through tax deductions, reduces greenhouse emissions from landfills, and uses edible food waste to reduce hunger. Goodr believes that hunger is not a scarcity issue, rather a logistical one, and seeks to revolutionize the food supply chain ecosystem for the 1 in 7 individuals who are food insecure.

Jasmine Crowe is an award-winning social entrepreneur, TED Speaker and leader, working to make the world a better place. Jasmine’s goal is to foster change and create awareness about leading socio-economic issues, including poverty, food waste, and hunger. In 2017, after years of feeding people experiencing homelessness from her own kitchen, she launched Goodr, a sustainable waste management company that leverages technology to combat hunger and reduce food waste. She has been featured on CNBC, in Oprah Magazine, Inc., Forbes, Fast Co., NY Times, and was named by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the top 100 influential female founders. Under her direction, Goodr Founder & CEO has redirected nearly five million pounds of surplus food from restaurants, event goodr.co centers, airports, and businesses to the millions of people who are food insecure.

Jasmine Crowe

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Imprint Energy Developing ultrathin, flexible zincpoly batteries that are nontoxic, high energy density, and more environmentally friendly than lithium.

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Energy Storage

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Christine Ho

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Co-Founder & CEO

Imprint Energy has developed a rechargeable zinc battery to power the next generation of electronics, including billions of IoT devices, sensors, and wearables. The company has developed a green, stable, safe, and nontoxic zinc battery chemistry that can be produced with standard commercial print equipment. Imprint’s batteries are thinner than two sheets of paper and have a higher power density than other alternatives. The batteries also provide a new way to manufacture integrated devices that is more environmentally friendly and low-cost. Imprint Energy is providing a safe, disposable, and labellike power source for logistics smart tags, data loggers, and medical patches, and is making inroads to becoming a defacto green battery chemistry alternative as more product designers and customers demand safer and more sustainable electronic products.

Dr. Christine Ho is the CEO and Co-Founder of Imprint Energy. She has a Ph.D in Materials Science & Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and was the primary inventor of ZincPoly, the safe, high performance, printed zinc battery that Imprint Energy is commercializing. Christine has been recognized for her leadership and innovation, including the MIT Technology Review’s Innovators under 35, Business Insider’s 21 Emerging Leaders Transforming the Future of Clean Energy, and the 2019 Class of Young Global Leaders. Co-Founder & CEO Imprint Energy has received multiple best product and innovation awards, imprintenergy.com including 50 Smartest Companies and the Global Cleantech 100.

Christine Ho

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ISCA Technologies Using naturallyoccurring pheromones that manipulate insect behavior to prevent pest resistance and pollution.

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Agricultural Technology

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10 countries

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Agenor Mafra-Neto

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President & CEO

ISCA is a green agtech company producing the next generation of environmentally sustainable insect controls. ISCA’s innovations harness the power of pheromones and other naturally occurring compounds to control problem insects by manipulating their behavior. Most notably, they can prevent harmful pests from mating to keep their numbers low, repel them away from crops, or attract them to killing agents placed away from the crop itself, reducing insecticide inputs by orders of magnitude. All affect only the targeted species, leaving honey bees and other non-targeted wildlife unharmed, ISCA products biodegrade in the field without polluting the environment. After years of success with specialty crops, ISCA is now bringing its innovations to corn, soybean, and other major crops. ISCA is based in Riverside, California, and has subsidiaries in the USA, Brazil, Europe, and India.

Dr. Agenor Mafra-Neto is the founder, president, and CEO of ISCA, which has developed eco-friendly controls for arthropod pests that destroy crops or spread human diseases. After growing up on his parents’ farms in Brazil, he studied biology and became fascinated with the power and potential of pheromones and other semiochemicals to control problem insects. His doctoral work resulted in groundbreaking discoveries about the flight patterns of moths lured by pheromones. He founded ISCA in 1996 to overcome the technical and cost barriers that previously limited the use of pheromones and other semiochemicals to control insects President & CEO in agriculture. Under his leadership, ISCA has become a world leader in iscatech.com identifying, synthesizing, and effectively deploying these compounds.

Agenor Mafra-Neto

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Miyamoto International Providing resiliency expertise that sustains industries, safeguards communities, and prevents environmental damage around the world.

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Sustainable Construction, Resiliency

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Dr. Kit Miyamoto

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Global CEO

After a natural disaster, the environmental and societal damage is often unmitigated, especially for unprepared economies without the resources to safely and economically re-build. Miyamoto International is a global structural engineering and disaster risk reduction firm, providing resiliency expertise that sustains industries and safeguards communities around the world. They specialize in designing HighPerformance Earthquake Engineering solutions that reduce lifecycle costs and produce a positive net impact on a structure’s operation, and in turn, the community it serves. Miyamoto is committed to saving lives and having a lasting impact on local economies by training local engineers and contractors to build their structures, equipping them with the tools for future preparedness. Since the global pandemic, Miyamoto has expanded its expertise into the broader ecosystem of resiliency.

Dr. Kit Miyamoto is the CEO of Miyamoto International, a structural engineering and disaster risk reduction firm with a mission to make the world a better, safer place. Kit is a world-leading expert in disaster resiliency engineering, disaster response and reconstruction. He provides expert engineering and policy consultation in Mexico, Indonesia, Bangladesh and Haiti and is a chairman for the California Seismic Safety Commission. Kit holds graduate degrees from the Tokyo Institute of Technology and California State University. Kit has won the Engineering News Record’s “Global Best Project” award an unprecedented three consecutive times. Major media Global CEO such as ABC, CNN, LA Times, NY Times and Rolling Stone have profiled him. He is miyamotointernational.com featured in the “Designing for Disaster” exhibit at the National Building Museum.

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Natural Fiber Welding Transforming the soft-goods material industry from petroleum addiction and linear life-cycles to plant-based, inherent circularity.

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Sustainable Textiles, Responsible Production

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Luke Haverhals

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Founder & CEO

Natural Fiber Welding (NFW) seeks to unlock the power of plants and catalyze the new era of uncompromising textiles. Nothing is more abundant on planet Earth than plant matter, which is unrivaled in its ability to meet the needs of the world’s population. By leveraging the strength and abundance of plants, NFW provides the world with a sustainable and circular material supply chain that makes use of this renewable resource. From recycled cotton yarns to fabric made from rubber trees, NFW is transforming the soft-goods industry with their closed loop technology. Their scalable fabrication platform works to charge humanity’s transition from petroleum-dependency and linear life-cycles to plant-based inherent circularity, creating a more sustainable future. Luke Haverhals is the Founder and CEO of Natural Fiber Welding. An analytical chemist (PhD)/ materials scientist and entrepreneur, Luke is focused on finding technological solutions for the circular economy. He is applying his extensive experience with natural materials, nanomaterials, manufacturing technologies and automation to produce circular, high performance materials for a wide variety of applications. Luke has a concurrent academic appointment as a research professor at Bradley University and has deep insights into academic research ecosystems, having also been a research faculty at the Founder & CEO US Naval Academy. Luke is an NSF I-Corp graduate and NFW has received naturalfiberwelding.com multiple sponsored research projects with the US Government.

Luke Haverhals

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Opus 12 Recycling CO2 emissions into chemicals and fuels that are costcompetitive with petroleumsourced products.

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Clean Energy CO2

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Germany, US

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Nicholas Flanders

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Co-Founder & CEO

Opus 12 envisions a global chemicals and energy system that has transitioned from extractive to circular, disrupting current supply chains and reducing global emissions. The company has developed a profitable solution to carbon emissions, cost-competitive with petroleum-sourced products and is uniquely positioned to bring this solution to market as its core drop-in device is a capital-light solution, molded to fit commercialized technology. Opus 12’s products can reduce the carbon footprint of the world’s heaviest emitters, while creating a new revenue stream for what is discarded today as a waste product. They are industrializing the process of photosynthesis (i.e. “reverse combustion”) and creating a new value chain based on recycled CO2 rather than fossil fuels, leading to a greener and cleaner planet.

Nicholas Flanders is the Co-Founder and CEO of Opus 12, a clean energy startup that recycles CO2 into cost-competitive chemicals and fuels. He holds an MS in engineering and an MBA from Stanford University. He has previous startup experience as COO of Levo, a venture-backed technology startup. Prior to Levo, Nicholas was a business analyst in McKinsey’s Cleantech practice, where he served multiple clients in the energy and materials sector and co-authored groundbreaking studies of the global energy system. He graduated with distinction from Cornell University Co-Founder & CEO with a degree in mathematics. Nicholas was selected as Forbes 30 opus-12.com Under 30 in Energy for 2016 and is a 2016 Echoing Green climate fellow.

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Solstice Making local, renewable energy accessible to every American through community solar.

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Clean Energy Solar

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Sandhya Murali

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Co-Founder & COO

Nearly 80% of American households are unable to install rooftop solar. The reasons for their exclusion vary, from the eligibility of the individual rooftop, to homeownership status, to access to financing. Solstice was founded on the belief that every household can be powered by affordable renewable energy, finding community solar to be the answer. They educate and connect communities to local solar gardens, create financial innovations that expand access to all Americans, and provide a seamless digital platform for customer management. Their innovative model allows households to subscribe to a local solar farm without installations or upfront costs and see savings of approximately 10% on their electric bill. With over 2,000 customers, Solstice is bringing more affordable, clean energy for a greener future for all.

Sandhya Murali is a Co-Founder of Solstice, an award-winning social enterprise dedicated to expanding access to clean energy to all Americans. She currently serves as COO and manages all internal operations. Prior to founding Solstice, Sandhya worked at Barclays’ investment banking division in New York and London, advising and executing public equity transactions for Technology, Media and Telecom companies. She was also deeply involved in Barclays’ philanthropy work with Endeavor, Women’s World Banking, and Barclays’ Social Innovation Fund. During graduate school, Sandhya worked at Buen Power Peru, a for-profit social enterprise that distributes solar lamps and water heaters to off-grid communities in Peru. Sandhya holds a Co-Founder & COO BBA from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of solstice.us Management, where she received the Sustainability Certificate.

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StormFisher Biogas Re-purposing the world’s scarcest commodities in an environmentally and economically sustainable manner.

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Biotechnology & Energy

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Canada, Mexico, US

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Brandon Moffatt

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Founder & VP, Development

StormFisher develops and operates facilities that recycle and repurpose organic waste, energy and water in an environmentally and economically sustainable manner. Using their operational expertise, they focus on wasteto-value and power-to-gas projects. Partnering with a variety of institutions such as municipalities, investors, and technology providers, StormFisher manages and operates projects after development, which provide the incentive to build quality facilities that perform as promised. Currently operating the largest private organic waste-to-energy biogas facility in North America, along with six other facilities, StormFisher seeks to lead society into a low carbon future one facility at a time. As both the developer and the operator, they are committed to bringing commercial and technical rigor to their projects, which aim to deliver long term value to people and planet.

Brandon Moffatt is the Founder & VP – Development for StormFisher. He has been in the waste to energy and value added product space for the past 15 years. He owns and operates a large scale anaerobic digestion facility in London, ON and has used his entrepreneurial and resultsoriented approach to successfully identify business opportunities and execute these types of critical projects. He has taken an active role in policy and advocacy as the industry has moved forward and used his skills to engage stakeholders, creatively develop projects from the business development, planning, estimating, negotiating, budgeting, and procurement phases to direct client Founder & VP, Development liaison and project oversight. He is a Professional Engineer with a degree stormfisher.com from the University of Waterloo and also holds an MBA.

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Sylvatex Developing smart, sustainable, low-cost chemicals made of biomaterials to produce energy, enhance the environment, and fabricate materials and structures.

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Nanotechnology

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Virginia Klausmeier

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President & CEO

Sylvatex is solving some of the world’s biggest chemical problems. Made of biomaterials, their nanoparticles are engineered systems that manipulate chemicals, fabricate materials and structures, produce energy and enhance the environment by providing cheaper, more sustainable chemical solutions. Their IP-protected platform and growing database addresses multiple billion-dollar markets – from next-generation batteries materials to fragrances to fuels – while significantly reducing the toxic waste and carbon from industrial applications. Sylvatex products, which include fuel additive and alternative fuel products, use low-cost inputs and the simple splash-blending process that creates their micro-blend fuel, enables production at scale with existing infrastructure and minimal capital investment. Sylvatex’s sustainable chemistry platform seeks to reduce greenhouse gasses (GHG) in the most effective way possible.

Virginia Klausmeier is the Founder and CEO of Sylvatex, a pioneer in the energy sector, utilizing bio-based, non-toxic nanochemistry to create stable nanoparticles with multiple billion-dollar market applications. Prior to co-founding Sylvatex, she managed clinical and biomechanical research for a Fortune 500 medical device company. Virginia was recently featured as one of the “Top 10 Women in Biofuels” and was pre-selected by Forbes for “30 under 30 in Energy”. She is active on the board of multiple non-governmental organizations, and is working on the growth and commercialization of Sylvatex. She completed the Executive Program at Singularity President & CEO University and previously earned a B.S. in Chemistry and Economics and sylvatex.com an M.S. in Biomechanical Engineering at the University of Oregon.

Virginia Klausmeier

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TerViva Growing the world’s most scalable, costeffective and environmentally friendly source of oil and protein.

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Agricultural Technology

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Australia, India, US

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Naveen Sikka

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Founder & CEO

Formed in 2010, TerViva is an agriculture and food technology company delivering tasty and nourishing protein and oil food ingredients from the pongamia tree which are responsibly-sourced and more sustainable than oilseed crops commonly used today. TerViva provides patented high-yielding pongamia trees to growers for harvest and wild-harvests fair-trade pongamia beans to create sustainable food ingredients using proprietary bean processing techniques. TerViva has also introduced pongamia as a new commercial crop that converts distressed farmland into sustainable, productive acreage. The company’s work spans plant genetics, grower relations, supply chain establishment, oilseed processing and ingredient partnerships. Food ingredients made from pongamia beans are carbon negative, meaning the trees sequester more carbon than the beans will emit in emissions from field to plate.

Naveen Sikka is the founder and CEO of TerViva, a Series-D agriculture technology company that is building the world’s most sustainable supply chain of plant protein and vegetable oil. The first company to develop high-yielding, non-GMO cultivars of pongamia, it creates edible protein and oil from its beans to feed people. Under Naveen’s leadership, TerViva has unlocked pongamia’s potential as a climate-friendly, nutritional powerhouse for feeding the world’s rising population. Naveen completed his MBA from UC Berkeley where he co-chaired the development of the Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative (BERC) in collaboration with Lawrence Berkeley Lab to evaluate its existing portfolio Founder & CEO of commercial technologies. He is a mentor and member of Environmental terviva.com Entrepreneurs and the New Innovators Council of the World Resources Institute.

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