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!
Media Features Around the Globe
Andrew’s Podcast Sessions with BIV’s Startups
The Big Idea Podcast: Food (Episode 28: MAD Foods)
The Big Idea Podcast: Food (Episode #41 Mewery)
The Big Idea Podcast: Food (Episode 40 Jellatech)
The Big Idea Podcast: Food (Episode 39 The Very Food Co)
The Big Idea Podcast: Food (Episode 38 Väcka)
The Big Idea Podcast: Food (Episode 37 MOA Foodtech)
The Big Idea Podcast: Food (Episode 36 Lilo Desserts)
The Big Idea Podcast: Food (Episode 35 Bright Biotech)
The Big Idea Podcast: Food (Episode 34 Fisheroo)
The Big Idea Podcast: Food (Episode 33 Liven Proteins)
More from Andrew
Interview with Just Food Magazine
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.
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