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Fi Europe 2022

Fireside chat: Investors’ round [On-demand]

Video-Fireside chat: Investors’ round [On-demand]

During this session investors unveil what they are looking for in startups they want to invest in.

Which innovations are currently grabbing their attention and what the key drivers are for them when making their decisions? Gain advice on the strongest ways to pitch ideas and pitfalls to avoid.  

The panel also considers precautions that need to be taken, from a startup perspective, before starting to fundraise in the current financial situation and how this impacts the investors’ decisions.



Giancarlo	Addario, Principal, Five Seasons Ventures

Giancarlo Addario, Principal, Five Seasons Ventures

Giancarlo is Principal at Five Seasons Ventures since February 2018. Prior to that, he spent 20+ years at leading pasta and bakery goods Barilla, covering various roles from Quality Assurance/Food Safety to Research & Development across several product categories in Italy and internationally. In the area of Open Innovation, he led various collaborative projects with research institutes, enterprises and startups worldwide, also providing mentorship to food accelerators and incubation programmes like StartupbootcampFoodTech, MassChallenge, H-Farm, Future Food Accelerator.

Marc-Antoine Olive

Marc-Antoine Olive, Ceo and Co-Founder at Feast Creative Foods, Partner at Fest Ventures

Co-founder and CEO of Feast Creative Foods, Partner at Feast Ventures Angel investor / board member in alternative protein / active nutrition / Foodtech / Agritech players 20 years within 3 major Corporate Food Multinationals (Danone, Pepsico, General Mills), in General Management, Marketing, Commercial and Business Development roles across 7 mature and emerging markets in Asia, Europe, Middle East, North America.

Itziar Ortega, Senior VP of Global Operations, Eatable Adventures

Itziar Ortega, Senior VP of Global Operations, Eatable Adventures

Senior VP of Global Operations at Eatable Adventures which she joined in 2017. Passionate about food tech and innovative technologies behind the changes in the food system towards the creation of a better future. Keen on working alongside the most relevant corporations in the food system to create outstanding collaboration models to boost innovation.

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Henrietta Hearth, Vice President, Big Idea Ventures

Henrietta is Vice President at Big Idea Ventures responsible for global acceleration and early stage investments (seed to series A), this year she led made more than 50 investments in the alternative protein space. Prior to joining BIV Henrietta worked for large FMCG companies including Danone, Mondelez International and L'Oréal launching more than 100 products to market. She holds an MBA from Insead.

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Kevin Camphuis, Co-Founder, ABCDE Consulting

After 20 years in strategy and breakthrough innovation management at Groupe SEB, the worlds leading kitchen utensils and appliances company, Kevin created the first ever smart kitchen appliance. Kevin Camphuis is also the Co-Founder of ShakeUpFactory, a reference business accelerator and open innovation boutique dedicated to food and agricultural technology. Based inside StationF in Paris, it gathers a unique ecosystem of more than 250 international startups and corporations, inventing new ingredients and solutions of tomorrow's foods and agriculture.