We're all curious about what food and agriculture will look like after COVID-19. Will demand for sustainably farmed food continue to increase? Will we turn to new sources of protein? Will we figure out ways to curb our food waste problems?
Sanjeev Krishnan, the Managing Director of venture fund S2G Ventures, thinks that the answer is "yes" to all of the above. S2G Ventures is a multi-stage fund based in Chicago which invests in ag tech, foodtech, supply chain tech, brands, and even restaurant retail concepts with over 45 companies in its portfolio. In short, they have their finger on the pulse of what's happening with food and agriculture, and the companies that are trying to disrupt our current, inefficient system.
I wanted to (virtually) sit down with Krishnan to discuss S2G’s recent white paper entitled “The Future of Food in the Age of COVID-19.” It outlines four foodtech trends that S2G expects will grow in the coming months and years: digitalization, decentralized food systems, de-commoditization, and food as as medicine. Krishnan and I unpacked these four trends — and speculated about how investors will change their focus post-COVID — in our call.
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