Our approach to plant-based foods is unique – and it’s leading to innovations that have the potential to radically change the industry. We’re backed by a seasoned leadership team, along with a world-class board of directors, advisors and investors. Together, we share a singular focus: improving the taste and nutrition of plant-based foods.
Our leaders combine their passion for plant-based foods with their deep experience across the food, agriculture, biotech and technology industries.
Dr. Jason Kelly is Co-Founder and CEO of Ginkgo Bioworks. Ginkgo is a synthetic biology company that programs cells for customers in the chemical, pharmaceutical, food and energy industries. The company recently raised over $430M to expand their automated genetic engineering foundries. They have a $100M joint venture with Bayer to develop microbes for self-fertilizing crops, a $160M partnership with Roche to develop antibiotics and with Motif for making animal-free protein ingredients. Prior to Ginkgo, Jason received B.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering and Biology and a PhD in Biological Engineering.