Jones Seminar: Reshaping Agriculture, From Seed to Smile

Nathan Mazonson, Co-Founder, Plenty

Friday, May 18, 2018, 3:30–4:30pm

Rm. 100 (Spanos Auditorium), Cummings Hall

Plenty is an indoor farming company transforming produce from a bland commodity to a delicious movement. Plenty combines cutting edge technologies like machine learning and artificial intelligence with proven plant science to optimize a reliable, year-round growing environment for fresh, flavorful, and nutritious produce. The company is building a network of farms near major cities around the world to localize food production and shave thousands of miles and weeks off the journey from field to home. Plenty's vertical farming systems require a small fraction of the water and land of conventional agriculture, and use zero GMOs, pesticides, or synthetic fertilizers. Headquartered in South San Francisco, CA, Plenty is backed by investors such as the SoftBank Vision Fund, Eric Schmidt's Innovation Endeavors, and Jeff Bezos' Bezos Expeditions.

About the Speaker

At Plenty, Nate has overseen functions including finance, product, marketing, legal, strategy, and business development. Along with the CEO, Nate co-led Plenty’s fundraising efforts. Prior to Plenty, Nate served as Associate Investment Director at Cambridge Associates, providing strategic investment direction to clients valued at $3.5 billion. Nate is a graduate of Dartmouth and the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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