Vaekstfonden is the Danish State’s investment fund. Since 1992, they’ve funded over 9 thousand companies with investments amounting to more than 4.4 billion euro. Eric-Alan Rapp is a partner at Vækstfonden investing in FoodTech companies. He has more than 25 years in the world of start-ups, venture capital, and corporate finance in both Europe and the United States. In this episode, we explore how Vaekstfonden is investing and thinking about the future of food. Eric-Alan and I also discuss why connecting on values is key for finding the right investor, the future of Denmark as a leader in meat and dairy, and the role of
5:30 Vækstfonden’s food and ag investment thesis
10:00 The future of meat and dairy in Denmark
- 26:20 What Vækstfonden looks for when investing
39:40 Why values matter
42:00 Eric-Alan’s vision for the future in 10-15 years
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