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What will you be eating in 2050? How will it get to your table? How we grow, purchase, and eat our food is changing. New technologies and food products are playing a key role in shaping that change. In this podcast, we speak to the people driving that future, from entrepreneurs and venture capital investors, to farmers and food businesses. Welcome to Future Food!
 
Every week, you’ll hear from the entrepreneurs, innovators, and leaders that are changing the food and agriculture industry on and off the farm. Your hosts are Tim and Tyler Nuss. They are brothers, 5th-generation farmers, and entrepreneurs who have scaled tech startups, developed international supply chains, and built brands. The Modern Acre is Ag Built Different.
 
Historically, the private markets have been on the fringe, but as trillions of dollars have flowed into this dynamic asset class, there is an increasing need for greater insight. Since 2007, PitchBook has been shining a light on key trends and events in venture capital, private equity and M&A through comprehensive data and detailed analysis. Subscribe to our podcast for thoughtful conversations with industry leaders and PitchBook analysts to help you better understand the evolving capital ma ...
 
Interested in the future of the food industry? Meet the visionaries that are changing how, what and where we eat. Startup founders talk with Andrew Ive from @foodxhealth and share stories of how their groundbreaking ideas were born, challenges they overcame and plans for their inevitable world domination. Industry heavyweights speak their minds on current trends and drop knowledge for aspiring entrepreneurs. FOOD-X pairs innovative food business startups with passionate, accomplished experts ...
 
TechCraft Podcast is your weekly deep dive into the world of tech, where we offer you more than just news. Listen to our analysis and opinions about the good, the bad, and the ugly in the world of technology. Join us - Sergey Slashchev, Ben Curdy, and Hrishi Ballal - in an intellectual discussions about the old, the new, and the future of the technology industry. We all come from tech backgrounds, have been working in the industry, and feel just as passionate about it as you do!
 
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Jody Levy is the Co-Founder and Creative Director of WTRMLN WTR, the pioneer in deliciously hydrating, super healthy watermelon water. Jody joins us to share the story of founding and scaling the business, covering areas of branding, supply chain, and sales. Show Notes: https://themodernacre.com/148
 
Re-listen to our podcast of 20 March 2020 - just before COVID-19 struck. This show begins with some fond reminiscing as Sue recalls the best meals she’s ever had at London’s Moro restaurant. Luckily, among today’s guests is Sam Clark, who founded Moro with his wife in 1997 to celebrate the food of the southern Mediterranean. Both Sue and Ollie are …
 
Kit Barron is the Head of Automation and Artificial Intelligence at FarmTogether, a technology-enabled farmland investment platform that provides accredited investors with direct access to farmland as an asset class. Kit has over 10 years of experience leveraging technology to shape the future of food and agriculture. Kit joins FarmTogether after s…
 
At the beginning of 2020, 0.1% of all medical each week were conducted via telemedicine. By late April, the height of COVID-19’s first wave in the US, that number had increased to nearly 14%. In our final episode focusing on health and wellness tech, we’re joined by Dr. Janine Knudsen, a primary care doctor at Bellevue Hospital in New York City, an…
 
Listen to the repeat of our podcast from January 2020. What is the greatest food TV programme ever? It’s a family affair in the studio today, as the team are joined by Ollie’s sister, Antonia – who just happens to be a BAFTA award-winning producer who has worked on many of the UK’s top food and drink programmes. She gives us some behind the scenes …
 
Lew Moorman is the Co-Founder of Soilworks, a Public Benefit Company on a mission to accelerate the Regenerative Food Movement by helping launch scalable, repeatable businesses that fuel the Regenerative economy. Lew's background is in the tech industry and he shares his story about why he decided to jump into the ag industry and start investing th…
 
Hangar Capital Managing Partner Josh Mendelsohn joins the show to discuss the possibilities and limitations of digital contact tracing during COVID-19. We’re also joined by Alex Haefner and Matt Harris from Envoy, a workplace management startup whose app has evolved to include a contact tracing feature. Plus, we catch up again with PitchBook Analys…
 
Bakur Kvezereli is the founder and CEO of Ztractor, a startup that develops Autonomous Electric Tractors (AETs) to increase farming efficiency, productivity, safety on the field while reducing production cost and environmental footprint. Ztractor has 3 models under development BearCub 24, Mars 45, and Superpolit 125. The first model BeraCub 24 is a…
 
Host Lee Gibbs catches up with Harpreet Singh Rai, CEO of sleep tech startup Oura, about everything from the importance of quality sleep as a foundation for optimal health to potential obstacles in the expansion of wearable technologies. Featuring PitchBook Analyst Kaia Colban—an expert on health and wellness technologies across enterprise and reta…
 
Renowned food journalist Sheila Dillon joins Sue for a very special show. Listen again to the interview from 19 December 2019. Our host Sue Nelson is beyond excited for this very special, festive edition of The FoodTalk Show. She’s joined by legendary food journalist, Sheila Dillon, who has been presenting BBC Radio 4’s The Food Programme for over …
 
David Nothmann is the Chief Revenue Officer of Terramera, a cleantech leader focused on fusing AI, science and nature to create revolutionary technologies that transform how we grow food and solve other world-scale challenges. David joins the podcast to share more about his journey in the ag industry, including starting at Monsanto, investing in ag…
 
The team go gonzo for the Garden of England in this very special episode. We're playing this podcast again from September last year in support of all Kent food and drink businesses hit by COVID-19. Sue’s adopted home of Kent is the focus of this week’s show, with two great guests who share her passion for the south east county. First up is Amanda C…
 
Mike Machado is a California farmer, veteran, and former State Senator. He continues to own and operate his family's walnut farm in Linden, California. Mike joins us to share more about his decades-long journey in agriculture, lessons along the way, passing it to the next-generation, and continuing to innovate along the way. Mike also shares his pe…
 
Today we’re talking about gin… and nothing but. Listen again to our podcast of October last year. There’s a serious challenge in store for Sue and Ollie this week, as the FoodTalk studio becomes a full-blown gin palace. Will they stay sober until the end of the show? The dynamic duo is made of pretty stern stuff so, fingers crossed! Not one, but tw…
 
Before there was Modernist Cuisine and the entire molecular gastronomy movement, there was Harold McGee.McGee changed the culinary landscape and, in particular, science-forward food writing with his book, "On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen", when it was published in 1984.Since the publication of his seminal book, McGee has in…
 
Buy our squash box here!!! Tim and Tyler are back and feeling fiery. Tune in to learn why we think there should be more action and less complaining about how much farmers make for every dollar spent and why we're trying to do something about it with our new squash boxes. We also share our thoughts on the Driscoll's and Plenty partnership and what t…
 
Listen again to our podcast from June last year. It’s Hari’s last week as guest presenter on the show, so she’s making the most of the goodies our guests are offering up. Black pudding and milkshake make a bit of an odd combination… But hey, why not? The first mention of black pudding can be found way back in Homer’s Odyssey. The family business of…
 
Arama Kukutai is a co-founder and partner at Finistere Ventures, one of the pioneering venture firms dedicated to agritech, founded in 2006. Arama has been an investor, company founder and entrepreneur in the Agribusiness sector for over 20 years. Arama joins us to talk all things agtech investing, covering what he's paying close attention to right…
 
Listen again to our podcast from August last year. Neal’s Yard Dairy has been a Covent Garden fixture and cheese champion for four decades, so it’s very exciting for Sue, Ollie and Holly to welcome Jason Hinds to the studio. He quite naturally knows a thing or two about cheese. The consuming public’s love affair with British farmhouse cheeses has b…
 
Josiah Terrell-Perica is the Director of Farmland Investing at FarmTogether, a technology-enabled farmland investment platform that provides accredited investors with direct access to farmland as an asset class. Josiah joins us to dive deep into sourcing farmland for the platform and what he looks for, including land and financial criteria, operato…
 
Listen again to our podcast from July last year. Ollie is wearing a noticeably flowery shirt to the studio this week, which may draw some amused comments from Sue but is also remarkably apt. One of this week’s brilliant guests is the gloriously named Peverel Manners, from Belvoir Fruit Farms. Their refreshing fruit cordials and presses are supermar…
 
Amazon has unveiled yet another innovative yet slightly creep new technology in their palm-pay concept at Amazon Go. The Spoon editors discuss this and other stories in this week's editor roundtable, including -Bear intro Servi the restaurant robot-Shiok gets more funding for its lab-grown shellfish-Light-killing water vessel?We also preview some o…
 
Uri Rosenweig is the Head of Product at Trellis, a leading provider of Food System Intelligence, using AI to optimize the way millions of acres of land are transformed into consumable food. Uri brings over a decade’s experience as an agricultural innovator and expert in farm management systems and optimization. He earned his BA in economics, sociol…
 
Listen again to our podcast from March this year. The lost arts of home cooking and proper use of salt Sue has finally returned from her exotic adventures in South Africa, with lots of stories to tell. You’ll need to tune in, if only to hear about the bath on the train… Our first guest, Rosalind Rathouse, hails from South Africa originally but her …
 
Nathan Gilliland is the CEO of Bellwether Coffee, a venture-backed, high-growth tech company working to positively transform the coffee industry through their flagship product, a coffee roaster. Nathan joins us to discuss how their roaster is shifting the traditional supply chain model by bringing the coffee roasting closer to the consumer, literal…
 
The editor gang gets together to discuss some of the most interesting stories of the week, including:-What reducing food waste means rethinking the fridge-A new technology that lets you control your cooking appliance with your gaze-How companies like Brightseed are using AI to create entirely new food products-We ask if the next-gen automat is here…
 
PitchBook analyst and Goldman Sachs alum Nalin Patel joins host Adley Bowden to discuss the resilient state of the European VC ecosystem. Topics discussed include how COVID-19 has caused the work-from-home, healthcare, biotech and pharma industries to boom (6:05), why median valuations, deal sizes and step up rounds have remained strong (16:02), an…
 
John Kempf is an entrepreneur, speaker, podcast host and teacher. He is passionate about the potential of well managed agriculture ecosystems to reverse ecological degradation. John joins us to dive deep into what regenerative means and what is does not mean. We address what is overhyped, what is undervalued, and if regenerative agriculture will cu…
 
Nate Storey is the co-founder and CSO at Plenty, a vertical farming startup on a mission to bring the freshest, cleanest, most craveable produce to people everywhere. Nate joins us to talk all things vertical farming, including the latest developments in the industry, traditional vs. indoor ag, nutrient density, and more! He also shares the foundin…
 
In this episode, The Spoon team talks about Walmart's new membership program and the launch of Grabango's technology at Giant Eagle. The team also discusses a new ghost kitchen robot, food halls at H-E-B and a new startup that is using AI to create cheese. Mike also complains about the lack of bathrooms on road trips.Food Tech Show listeners: Smart…
 
PitchBook venture capital analyst Cameron Stanfill joins the pod to discuss his recent analyst note "The 2020 SPAC Frenzy," which breaks down this year’s SPAC boom. Topics discussed include what’s driving the surge (1:35), how private equity firms and SPACs are forever intertwined (5:40), why reverse mergers are more forgiving to startup founders t…
 
Sequoia Price-Lazarus is the founder and CEO of Lazarus Naturals, a leading CBD manufacturer. Sequoia joins the podcast to talk all things CBD. We cover how the company started, regulatory hurdles, a saturated market, farming operations, branding, and more! Show Notes: https://themodernacre.com/135
 
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