This MeetUp will focus on the future of food along two axes – the digital revolution and the plant based movement.
Hosting Givaudan and Blue Horizon Ventures.
Join us in meeting a multinational food company and an international FoodTech investor.
With 250 years of activity, more than $5 billion in annual revenues, and 12,000 employees working in 109 centres worldwide, Givaudan is the world leader in providing flavour and taste solution, of which most likely you meet every day.
With 4 interesting deals on 2018, Zurich based VC Blue Horizon Ventures, is aiming to accelerate the world’s transition into plant based food. The firm seeks to invest in the new generation of tech-driven, healthy and innovative plant-based products.
18:30 – Networking
19:00 – Can digital technologies disrupt the taste of our food \ Alexandre Bastos
How can we understand consumer and market trends?
How can digital technologies support product development cycles?
How can AI help food design and creativity?
19:30 - Why we believe Plant Based is the future of food \ Blue Horizon Ventures
Why focus on plant based food
What are we looking for when considering a new investment
20:00 – Q&A
20:15 – Close
Alexandre Bastos - Director Adjacent Spaces for Givaudan's Flavors Division, is responsible to explore emerging business spaces and technologies and bring new opportunities by connecting with start-ups, entrepreneurs and innovation thought leaders that are disrupting the food and agriculture ecosystem. Alexandre is an active leader in the Givaudan journey to drive a more collaborative and inclusive working model to deliver innovation.
Michael Kleindl - Co-founder and Managing Partner of Blue Horizon Ventures. In his previous life he was a successful entrepreneur in Tech & Internet including IPO with AdLINK, successful business angel investor for KOMM and Venture Capital Investor with Seaya engaged with companies such like Adcloud, Bodeboca, Buy VIP, Crossinx, Coru, Giant Swarm, Reservamos, Restaurantes.com, Sindelantal, Smartclip, Ticketea, Zanox and many others. He exited portfolio companies to the likes of Antena 3/RTL, Amazon, Axel Springer AG, Deutsche Post DHL, Experian, Eventbrite, Just Eat (2X), Experian, amongst others.
Michael holds a university degree in Business Administration from the European Business School, Oestrich-Winkel, (Germany) and completed a 2-year management-training program in one of Germany´s largest public banking institutions.