The Blue Food Innovation Summit will take place in London on June 14-15 and explore the opportunities and challenges in scaling aquaculture production while protecting and restoring the ocean ecosystem.
Larsen Mettler, managing director of S2G Ventures, will be one of the speakers on investment opportunities in blue food in his panel Investment Models: Attracting ESG, VC & Growth Capital into Blue Food Production.
On the current state of investment in blue food production and ocean ecosystems, Mettler said in a recent interview with the organizers of the event, that “financial capital is beginning to flow into the blue economy at an uncharted pace across the capital stack. This is due to the hard work of entrepreneurs who are bringing new technologies to the forefront which sustainably de-risk the industry.”
Digitization and automated technologies are bringing a new suite of meaningful solutions for the largest pain points in harvesting, processing, and distribution. But there’s still a lack of funding in certain areas. “While new capital is rapidly coming into the industry, it is still wildly underfunded across all sectors. The growing alignment of shared values and goals across industry, government, and consumers will further attract capital and demonstrate substantial financial returns,” Mettler said.
Larsen will be joined on his panel at the Blue Food Innovation Summit by leaders from Aqua-Spark, Hatch Blue, Katapult Ocean, and DNB.
See the full agenda here.