Analisa Winther on the future food revolution

Changing the food system to meet the UN’s environmental goals could generate close to $10 trillion of additional revenue or cost savings.This is a massive opportunity that will require unprecedented collaboration, new business models, technologies, and a fundamental shift in how we think about and interact with our food system.

In this episode, Analisa shares part of a keynote she delivered for EIT Food Sales Booster in cooperation with Katalista Ventures on the future of agriculture. You will hear how our food system got to where it is today, where we are headed, and why food is one of the most exciting industries to be working and investing in today.

How to Start Angel Investing in ClimateTech

A few months ago, I was interviewed by Yoann Berno for his podcast Climate Insiders to talk about how I put together deals between startups and investors.

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The conversation went so well that he then invited me back on hisnshow to interview him about his backstory, which turned into a great conversation on how anyone can start angel investing in ClimateTech with food and agtech falling under this umbrella.

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I've been angel investing for the last few years in startups in Europe and the US. I started angel investing because I wanted to know what it was like to have skin in the game. While I work for investors helping them to find deals related to the future of food, this work has always been with someone else's money. Actually stepping into the role of investor was a learning curve with its own risks and upsides. This is what Yoann Berno and I debunk in this episode as we share our personal experiences detailing how we went from VC to angel investing.

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Meraki impact on investing in regenerative agriculture

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Meraki Impact on investing in regenerative agriculture through venture philanthropy

Fernando Russo is the co-founder of Meraki Impact, a single family office from Brazil dedicated to investments in regenerative agriculture, forest and the future of sustainable food production. Guided by venture philanthropy, Meraki Impact has made dozens of investments in technology to enable the scale of regenerative agriculture and in large scale regenerative agriculture farms in Latin America and Europe.

In this episode, we discuss Fernando's uncommon career path. He used to work for Playboy and AB InBev before he pivoted to food. We also explain what regenerative agriculture is, the industry's potential, and technology enablers. Fernando also explains how they use the venture philanthropy model to invest in pioneering startups as well as grassroots initiatives, especially related to regenerating the Amazon rain forest.

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Tony's Chocolonely on making chocolate 100% slave free

In 2007, journalist Teun van de Keuken turned himself in for eating chocolate. He claimed that by buying chocolate he was benefiting from child slavery and he wasn’t wrong. The cocoa supply chain is shaped like an hourglass. The chain starts with millions of farmers that produce cocoa and ends with the billions of consumers like us that enjoy chocolate. But what about the bit in between? This section is dominated by a small group of chocolate giants that profit from keeping the cocoa purchasing price as low as possible. For the farmers, this creates a poverty trap that leads to illegal child labor and modern slavery. From this revelation, Tony’s Chocolonely was born. By raising awareness with great marketing, leading by example in producing their own chocolate, and inspiring others to act with initiatives like the Open Chain they aim to make 100% slave free chocolate the industry norm. Today’s episode is an awesome example of how a strong vision can shift an industry. I sit down with Joke Aerts to discuss how Tony's got started, how the chocolate supply chain works, the power of transparency and collaborations, and how we can make 100% slave free chocolate the industry norm.

The Art & Science of Startup Fundraising {Video Guest Post}

How can startups in the climate, ag, and foodtech space get the funding they need to scale their solutions? Climentum Capital, a European VC, asked me to come on their podcast Climate Insiders to discuss just that. I speak with Partner Yoann Berno about the art and science of fundraising giving you a behind the scenes look at how investors think, make decisions on deal flow, and what they typically look for.

What Makes Investor-Startup Relationships Great (Video)

How can startups in the climate, ag, and foodtech space get the funding they need to scale their solutions? Climentum Capital, a European VC, asked me to come on their podcast Climate Insiders to discuss just that. I speak with Partner Yoann Berno about the art and science of fundraising giving you a behind the scenes look at how investors think, make decisions on deal flow, and what they typically look for.

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Want to dive deeper on how you can create a fundraising strategy that closes your ideal investors? Download my Masterclass on ⁠Attracting the Right Investors here⁠.

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In this 90 min 1:1 coaching workshop, you and Analisa will go through your pitch deck and review your fundraising strategy. Analisa will give constructive feedback from an investors’ point of view to help you find and land the right investors for your growth journey. ⁠Learn more and book here.⁠

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