80+ Female FoodTech Founders, Leaders And Investors You Need To Know

80+ Female FoodTech Founders, Leaders And Investors You Need To Know

By
Nicola Spalding
March 8, 2021

8th March every year is International Women’s Day, and FoodHack is here to celebrate the top women changing the future of food.

We asked our network to nominate founders, leaders and innovators in the food tech space, and wow did you guys/girls come through! We were overwhelmed by the responses, introducing us to incredible women all over the world working on everything from cell-based meats, to microalgae infused drinks, upcycled meals, functional foods, and lots more.

🤷Why: FoodTech is booming with female leaders but yet, still only 3% of agri-food tech investment dollars go to female-founded companies and we feel that's just not good enough.

As a media outlet in the foodtech space, and with a team of 7 women, 4 who are mothers, working at FoodHack - we know more can be done to highlight the incredible women all over the world working on shaping a better future of food.

💡How: By doing what we do best. Curating and creating a list of some of the top female foodtech founders, leaders, investors and shapers out there.

👀Who: You can find the full list below with 80+ names you need to know working on everything from cell-based meats to media outlets, microalgae drinks to upcycled beverages, functional foods to foodtech funding, and lots, lots more.

🤔Food for thought: Celebrating women and gender-equality only 1-day a year isn't nearly enough. We all need to work towards a future where highlighting female leaders isn't a necessity.

Note: This article is just scraping the surface of the female pioneers who are driving foodtech around the globe. If we missed anyone - email us at team@foodhack.global so we can update the list!

Now onto the list of 80+ female foodtech founders + leaders:

Replacing conventional agriculture with cell-based solutions:

Harnessing the power of plants:


Reducing, repurposing or revitalising food waste:

Working on nutritious or functional foods for a healthier future:

Developing AgTech solutions to tomorrow’s problems:

  • 🐥 Yael Alter of Soos Technology - changing the face of poultry production
  • 👩‍⚕️Sofia Elizondo of Brightseed - creator of an artificial intelligence-powered platform which aims to discover and identify phytonutrients beneficial to human health
  • 🔎 Solveig Felbo of Råhandel -  an online marketplace designed with the mission of creating more sustainable foods with a focus on transparency from farm to fork
  • 🌿Marissa Cuevas Flores of MicroTERRA - creator of a scalable alternative protein, grown in aqua-farms, reducing wastewater output for farms and allowing the uptake of more sustainable aquaculture methods
  • 🥼 Riana Lynn of Journey Foods - solving food science and supply chain inefficiencies with software
  • 🍤 Liris Maduningtyas of Jala Tech - helping shrimp farmers to ensure profitability and sustainability by combining IoT water monitoring and a data-analytics system to achieve precision farming
  • 🥬 Osnat Michaeli at Infarm - urban farmers whose operations can deliver a crop equivalent to an acre of fresh produce in just 25m2 footprint
  • 🍄 Joanne Rodriguez of Mycocycle, Inc. - using mushrooms to remove toxins from waste to switch it from a burden to a reusable resource. 
  • 🥬 Ines Sagrario of Ekonoke - a sustainable indoor farming start-up which offers an agtech solution that allows ready-to-eat leafy greens to reach consumers live, guaranteeing taste, nutrition and durability
  • 🐄 Aashna Singh of MoooFarm - an award winning agritech start-up offering end to end last mile connectivity solutions for dairy farmers
  • 🥛 Geraldine Stark of Refarm’d - helping dairy farmers transition out of milk production, turn their farm into an animal sanctuary and make a living from producing fresh plant based milks
  • 🐟 Nima Sophia Tisdall of Blue Lobster - creator of the first digital marketplace for low impact and fair seafood, connecting chefs with low impact fishermen who are paid fairly
  • 💡Tatsiana Zaretskaya of Laava Tech - creator of smart LED lighting solutions which result in up to 90% decrease in lighting energy consumption in urban farms
  • ⛵️ Nadia Laabs of SafetyNet Technologies - builds devices to help fishermen catch the right fish and reduce bycatch by up to 90%
  • 🌱 Shely Aronov of InnerPlant - integrating synthetic biology, sensor systems, and data science to create living sensors. Their plants detect fungi, insect, and water stress within hours of infection and generate an optical signal collected remotely.
  • 🚜 Palak Sehgal of Nordetect- developed a “Lab-on-a-Chip” for the agricultural industry, enabling quick chemical analysis on the spot

Conquering plastic waste:

  • 🥤 Divya Mohan of Ooble - on a mission to eliminate plastic straws with delicious, zero-waste, edible straws 
  • 🥄 Julia Piechotta and Amelie Vermeer of Spoontainable - making sustainable spoons which are edible and vegan, designed with the circular economy in mind
  • 📦 Daphna Nissenbaum of Tipa - reducing the worlds plastic footprint by with packaging that is just as transparent, durable, and impermeable as the conventional stuffy, plus fully compostable


Investing in and accelerating disruptive food solutions:


Creating media, online platforms & software:


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8th March every year is International Women’s Day, and FoodHack is here to celebrate the top women changing the future of food.

We asked our network to nominate founders, leaders and innovators in the food tech space, and wow did you guys/girls come through! We were overwhelmed by the responses, introducing us to incredible women all over the world working on everything from cell-based meats, to microalgae infused drinks, upcycled meals, functional foods, and lots more.

🤷Why: FoodTech is booming with female leaders but yet, still only 3% of agri-food tech investment dollars go to female-founded companies and we feel that's just not good enough.

As a media outlet in the foodtech space, and with a team of 7 women, 4 who are mothers, working at FoodHack - we know more can be done to highlight the incredible women all over the world working on shaping a better future of food.

💡How: By doing what we do best. Curating and creating a list of some of the top female foodtech founders, leaders, investors and shapers out there.

👀Who: You can find the full list below with 80+ names you need to know working on everything from cell-based meats to media outlets, microalgae drinks to upcycled beverages, functional foods to foodtech funding, and lots, lots more.

🤔Food for thought: Celebrating women and gender-equality only 1-day a year isn't nearly enough. We all need to work towards a future where highlighting female leaders isn't a necessity.

Note: This article is just scraping the surface of the female pioneers who are driving foodtech around the globe. If we missed anyone - email us at team@foodhack.global so we can update the list!

Now onto the list of 80+ female foodtech founders + leaders:

Replacing conventional agriculture with cell-based solutions:

Harnessing the power of plants:


Reducing, repurposing or revitalising food waste:

Working on nutritious or functional foods for a healthier future:

Developing AgTech solutions to tomorrow’s problems:

  • 🐥 Yael Alter of Soos Technology - changing the face of poultry production
  • 👩‍⚕️Sofia Elizondo of Brightseed - creator of an artificial intelligence-powered platform which aims to discover and identify phytonutrients beneficial to human health
  • 🔎 Solveig Felbo of Råhandel -  an online marketplace designed with the mission of creating more sustainable foods with a focus on transparency from farm to fork
  • 🌿Marissa Cuevas Flores of MicroTERRA - creator of a scalable alternative protein, grown in aqua-farms, reducing wastewater output for farms and allowing the uptake of more sustainable aquaculture methods
  • 🥼 Riana Lynn of Journey Foods - solving food science and supply chain inefficiencies with software
  • 🍤 Liris Maduningtyas of Jala Tech - helping shrimp farmers to ensure profitability and sustainability by combining IoT water monitoring and a data-analytics system to achieve precision farming
  • 🥬 Osnat Michaeli at Infarm - urban farmers whose operations can deliver a crop equivalent to an acre of fresh produce in just 25m2 footprint
  • 🍄 Joanne Rodriguez of Mycocycle, Inc. - using mushrooms to remove toxins from waste to switch it from a burden to a reusable resource. 
  • 🥬 Ines Sagrario of Ekonoke - a sustainable indoor farming start-up which offers an agtech solution that allows ready-to-eat leafy greens to reach consumers live, guaranteeing taste, nutrition and durability
  • 🐄 Aashna Singh of MoooFarm - an award winning agritech start-up offering end to end last mile connectivity solutions for dairy farmers
  • 🥛 Geraldine Stark of Refarm’d - helping dairy farmers transition out of milk production, turn their farm into an animal sanctuary and make a living from producing fresh plant based milks
  • 🐟 Nima Sophia Tisdall of Blue Lobster - creator of the first digital marketplace for low impact and fair seafood, connecting chefs with low impact fishermen who are paid fairly
  • 💡Tatsiana Zaretskaya of Laava Tech - creator of smart LED lighting solutions which result in up to 90% decrease in lighting energy consumption in urban farms
  • ⛵️ Nadia Laabs of SafetyNet Technologies - builds devices to help fishermen catch the right fish and reduce bycatch by up to 90%
  • 🌱 Shely Aronov of InnerPlant - integrating synthetic biology, sensor systems, and data science to create living sensors. Their plants detect fungi, insect, and water stress within hours of infection and generate an optical signal collected remotely.
  • 🚜 Palak Sehgal of Nordetect- developed a “Lab-on-a-Chip” for the agricultural industry, enabling quick chemical analysis on the spot

Conquering plastic waste:

  • 🥤 Divya Mohan of Ooble - on a mission to eliminate plastic straws with delicious, zero-waste, edible straws 
  • 🥄 Julia Piechotta and Amelie Vermeer of Spoontainable - making sustainable spoons which are edible and vegan, designed with the circular economy in mind
  • 📦 Daphna Nissenbaum of Tipa - reducing the worlds plastic footprint by with packaging that is just as transparent, durable, and impermeable as the conventional stuffy, plus fully compostable


Investing in and accelerating disruptive food solutions:


Creating media, online platforms & software:


8th March every year is International Women’s Day, and FoodHack is here to celebrate the top women changing the future of food.

We asked our network to nominate founders, leaders and innovators in the food tech space, and wow did you guys/girls come through! We were overwhelmed by the responses, introducing us to incredible women all over the world working on everything from cell-based meats, to microalgae infused drinks, upcycled meals, functional foods, and lots more.

🤷Why: FoodTech is booming with female leaders but yet, still only 3% of agri-food tech investment dollars go to female-founded companies and we feel that's just not good enough.

As a media outlet in the foodtech space, and with a team of 7 women, 4 who are mothers, working at FoodHack - we know more can be done to highlight the incredible women all over the world working on shaping a better future of food.

💡How: By doing what we do best. Curating and creating a list of some of the top female foodtech founders, leaders, investors and shapers out there.

👀Who: You can find the full list below with 80+ names you need to know working on everything from cell-based meats to media outlets, microalgae drinks to upcycled beverages, functional foods to foodtech funding, and lots, lots more.

🤔Food for thought: Celebrating women and gender-equality only 1-day a year isn't nearly enough. We all need to work towards a future where highlighting female leaders isn't a necessity.

Note: This article is just scraping the surface of the female pioneers who are driving foodtech around the globe. If we missed anyone - email us at team@foodhack.global so we can update the list!

Now onto the list of 80+ female foodtech founders + leaders:

Replacing conventional agriculture with cell-based solutions:

Harnessing the power of plants:


Reducing, repurposing or revitalising food waste:

Working on nutritious or functional foods for a healthier future:

Developing AgTech solutions to tomorrow’s problems:

  • 🐥 Yael Alter of Soos Technology - changing the face of poultry production
  • 👩‍⚕️Sofia Elizondo of Brightseed - creator of an artificial intelligence-powered platform which aims to discover and identify phytonutrients beneficial to human health
  • 🔎 Solveig Felbo of Råhandel -  an online marketplace designed with the mission of creating more sustainable foods with a focus on transparency from farm to fork
  • 🌿Marissa Cuevas Flores of MicroTERRA - creator of a scalable alternative protein, grown in aqua-farms, reducing wastewater output for farms and allowing the uptake of more sustainable aquaculture methods
  • 🥼 Riana Lynn of Journey Foods - solving food science and supply chain inefficiencies with software
  • 🍤 Liris Maduningtyas of Jala Tech - helping shrimp farmers to ensure profitability and sustainability by combining IoT water monitoring and a data-analytics system to achieve precision farming
  • 🥬 Osnat Michaeli at Infarm - urban farmers whose operations can deliver a crop equivalent to an acre of fresh produce in just 25m2 footprint
  • 🍄 Joanne Rodriguez of Mycocycle, Inc. - using mushrooms to remove toxins from waste to switch it from a burden to a reusable resource. 
  • 🥬 Ines Sagrario of Ekonoke - a sustainable indoor farming start-up which offers an agtech solution that allows ready-to-eat leafy greens to reach consumers live, guaranteeing taste, nutrition and durability
  • 🐄 Aashna Singh of MoooFarm - an award winning agritech start-up offering end to end last mile connectivity solutions for dairy farmers
  • 🥛 Geraldine Stark of Refarm’d - helping dairy farmers transition out of milk production, turn their farm into an animal sanctuary and make a living from producing fresh plant based milks
  • 🐟 Nima Sophia Tisdall of Blue Lobster - creator of the first digital marketplace for low impact and fair seafood, connecting chefs with low impact fishermen who are paid fairly
  • 💡Tatsiana Zaretskaya of Laava Tech - creator of smart LED lighting solutions which result in up to 90% decrease in lighting energy consumption in urban farms
  • ⛵️ Nadia Laabs of SafetyNet Technologies - builds devices to help fishermen catch the right fish and reduce bycatch by up to 90%
  • 🌱 Shely Aronov of InnerPlant - integrating synthetic biology, sensor systems, and data science to create living sensors. Their plants detect fungi, insect, and water stress within hours of infection and generate an optical signal collected remotely.
  • 🚜 Palak Sehgal of Nordetect- developed a “Lab-on-a-Chip” for the agricultural industry, enabling quick chemical analysis on the spot

Conquering plastic waste:

  • 🥤 Divya Mohan of Ooble - on a mission to eliminate plastic straws with delicious, zero-waste, edible straws 
  • 🥄 Julia Piechotta and Amelie Vermeer of Spoontainable - making sustainable spoons which are edible and vegan, designed with the circular economy in mind
  • 📦 Daphna Nissenbaum of Tipa - reducing the worlds plastic footprint by with packaging that is just as transparent, durable, and impermeable as the conventional stuffy, plus fully compostable


Investing in and accelerating disruptive food solutions:


Creating media, online platforms & software:


8th March every year is International Women’s Day, and FoodHack is here to celebrate the top women changing the future of food.

We asked our network to nominate founders, leaders and innovators in the food tech space, and wow did you guys/girls come through! We were overwhelmed by the responses, introducing us to incredible women all over the world working on everything from cell-based meats, to microalgae infused drinks, upcycled meals, functional foods, and lots more.

🤷Why: FoodTech is booming with female leaders but yet, still only 3% of agri-food tech investment dollars go to female-founded companies and we feel that's just not good enough.

As a media outlet in the foodtech space, and with a team of 7 women, 4 who are mothers, working at FoodHack - we know more can be done to highlight the incredible women all over the world working on shaping a better future of food.

💡How: By doing what we do best. Curating and creating a list of some of the top female foodtech founders, leaders, investors and shapers out there.

👀Who: You can find the full list below with 80+ names you need to know working on everything from cell-based meats to media outlets, microalgae drinks to upcycled beverages, functional foods to foodtech funding, and lots, lots more.

🤔Food for thought: Celebrating women and gender-equality only 1-day a year isn't nearly enough. We all need to work towards a future where highlighting female leaders isn't a necessity.

Note: This article is just scraping the surface of the female pioneers who are driving foodtech around the globe. If we missed anyone - email us at team@foodhack.global so we can update the list!

Now onto the list of 80+ female foodtech founders + leaders:

Replacing conventional agriculture with cell-based solutions:

Harnessing the power of plants:


Reducing, repurposing or revitalising food waste:

Working on nutritious or functional foods for a healthier future:

Developing AgTech solutions to tomorrow’s problems:

  • 🐥 Yael Alter of Soos Technology - changing the face of poultry production
  • 👩‍⚕️Sofia Elizondo of Brightseed - creator of an artificial intelligence-powered platform which aims to discover and identify phytonutrients beneficial to human health
  • 🔎 Solveig Felbo of Råhandel -  an online marketplace designed with the mission of creating more sustainable foods with a focus on transparency from farm to fork
  • 🌿Marissa Cuevas Flores of MicroTERRA - creator of a scalable alternative protein, grown in aqua-farms, reducing wastewater output for farms and allowing the uptake of more sustainable aquaculture methods
  • 🥼 Riana Lynn of Journey Foods - solving food science and supply chain inefficiencies with software
  • 🍤 Liris Maduningtyas of Jala Tech - helping shrimp farmers to ensure profitability and sustainability by combining IoT water monitoring and a data-analytics system to achieve precision farming
  • 🥬 Osnat Michaeli at Infarm - urban farmers whose operations can deliver a crop equivalent to an acre of fresh produce in just 25m2 footprint
  • 🍄 Joanne Rodriguez of Mycocycle, Inc. - using mushrooms to remove toxins from waste to switch it from a burden to a reusable resource. 
  • 🥬 Ines Sagrario of Ekonoke - a sustainable indoor farming start-up which offers an agtech solution that allows ready-to-eat leafy greens to reach consumers live, guaranteeing taste, nutrition and durability
  • 🐄 Aashna Singh of MoooFarm - an award winning agritech start-up offering end to end last mile connectivity solutions for dairy farmers
  • 🥛 Geraldine Stark of Refarm’d - helping dairy farmers transition out of milk production, turn their farm into an animal sanctuary and make a living from producing fresh plant based milks
  • 🐟 Nima Sophia Tisdall of Blue Lobster - creator of the first digital marketplace for low impact and fair seafood, connecting chefs with low impact fishermen who are paid fairly
  • 💡Tatsiana Zaretskaya of Laava Tech - creator of smart LED lighting solutions which result in up to 90% decrease in lighting energy consumption in urban farms
  • ⛵️ Nadia Laabs of SafetyNet Technologies - builds devices to help fishermen catch the right fish and reduce bycatch by up to 90%
  • 🌱 Shely Aronov of InnerPlant - integrating synthetic biology, sensor systems, and data science to create living sensors. Their plants detect fungi, insect, and water stress within hours of infection and generate an optical signal collected remotely.
  • 🚜 Palak Sehgal of Nordetect- developed a “Lab-on-a-Chip” for the agricultural industry, enabling quick chemical analysis on the spot

Conquering plastic waste:

  • 🥤 Divya Mohan of Ooble - on a mission to eliminate plastic straws with delicious, zero-waste, edible straws 
  • 🥄 Julia Piechotta and Amelie Vermeer of Spoontainable - making sustainable spoons which are edible and vegan, designed with the circular economy in mind
  • 📦 Daphna Nissenbaum of Tipa - reducing the worlds plastic footprint by with packaging that is just as transparent, durable, and impermeable as the conventional stuffy, plus fully compostable


Investing in and accelerating disruptive food solutions:


Creating media, online platforms & software:


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