I am a Startup Growth Specialist at the Good Food Institute, a non-profit that is accelerating the alternative protein (plant-based, cultivated, and fermentation-derived meat, eggs, and dairy) industry. There, I consult with startups and investors to capitalize, commercialize, and scale new products and services as well as build tools for the alternative protein industry at large.

Nate earned a B.A. and J.D. from the University of Kansas. If your startup is removing animals from food production (or you are interested in investing in them), check out or email me at

I have experience in entrepreneurial ecosystem building, venture capital, corporate law, investigative journalism, and previously worked at a university biotechnology incubator.