Andrew is the founder of Big Idea Ventures (BIV). BIV’s purpose is to solve the world’s biggest challenges by supporting the world’s best entrepreneurs, scientists and engineers. Our first fund called the New Protein Fund I invests in plant-based, cell-based and fermentation enabled foods and ingredients to impact climate change, animal welfare and personal health. Investors include Tyson Foods, Temasek, Buhler, Givaudan, AAK, Bel Group, Avril and others.
BIV’s second fund is focused on working with Top US universities to create the future of food companies in rural communities and regions.
Andrew is an Advisory Board member for Tufts Nutrition Council. Friedman School Entrepreneurship Advisor. Harvard Business School graduate, Procter & Gamble brand management trained, Andrew spent a number of years as an entrepreneur growing companies.
Andrew is married, has a daughter and the toughest 10 lb fluffy white dog resembling Snowy from the Tin Tin books.
Watch the video to hear Andrew’s insightful keynote address at BIV’s most recent demo day!
Andrew recently gave a keynote speech at our Limited Partner, Buhler’s, Networking Day. Watch the video to learn more about the global food tech industry and the role BIV plays in it!
More from Andrew
We are pleased to announce that Andrew D Ive has been recognised by Meaningful Business on the 2023 #MB100. Now in its 5th year, the award celebrates leaders combining profit and purpose to help achieve the United Nations Global Goals.
Our founder and General Managing Partner Andrew D Ive will be a jury member at the GROW@COP Food & AgTech session on Dec 8th in Dubai.
GROW@COP is a collaborative effort between Webit Foundation and UICCA to showcase global innovations aimed at addressing climate challenges. The event will feature the semifinals and finals of Webit Foundation’s Founders Games during the Climate Change Conference (COP28) at Expo City Dubai.
Dean Best spoke to Andrew Ive, the founder of venture-accelerator hybrid Big Idea Ventures about the prospects for plant and cell-based proteins, what his firm can offer startups and looking for “world-changing” investments.
Andrew’s Podcast Sessions with BIV’s Startups
Partner with BIV
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– A media publication looking for an interview or quote about the global food tech industry.
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