In episode 20 of the Investing in Impact podcast, I speak with Koen van Seijen, Senior Manager at Toniic and host of the Investing in Regenerative Agriculture and Food Podcast, on the future of farming and agriculture.
Koen has extensive expertise in increasing deal flow, and scouting and selecting social enterprises with scalable business models. He has over five years of experience, with a strong focus on the sustainability sector, agriculture and Africa. In 2010, Koen combined his passions for storytelling and sustainability when he co-founded StoryTravelers, a company that promotes sustainable tourism businesses using visual stories. Before this, he was also part of the founding team of the Impact Hub Milan and also spent time as a Host at the Impact Hub Rotterdam.
Koen also supported Aqua-Spark, an impact investing fund based out of Utrecht, focused on sustainable aquaculture companies. As part of the deal flow team at AquaSpark, Koen created the deal flow pipeline from scratch, and went on to screen over 350 companies. Koen studied Business Economics at the Universiteit van Tilburg and also serves as an Advisor for the Ecosystem Return Foundation, which is dedicated to restoring large ecosystems in a financially sustainable way.
For people who want to learn more about investing in regenerative agriculture and food: Check out the course Koen created.
Great introduction into the world of regenerative agriculture, the book Growing a Revolution by David R Montgomery. Koen interviewed him here.
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