About FoodBytes!

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Global Platform

Continents

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$1.2Bn

Total alumni fundraising to date

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38

Award Winners

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355 Alumni Network

Companies Pitched

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Who We Are

Rabobank Group is a global financial services leader providing wholesale and retail banking, leasing, and real estate services in more than 40 countries worldwide. Rabobank is one of the world’s largest banks with over $750 billion in assets. In the Americas, Rabobank is a premier bank to the food, agribusiness and beverage industry, providing sector expertise, strategic counsel and tailored financial solutions to clients across the entire food value chain. We know that sustainability and innovation are critical in promoting a thriving food and ag industry that will feed growing global populations for years to come, which is a key focus of our Banking for Food strategy.

Rabobank believes that it is crucial to encourage, support, and promote an ecosystem full of different business models and viewpoints that will drive innovative solutions. We believe our key role in supporting this type of ecosystem is to promote and facilitate connections throughout the entire food and agriculture value chain

Our Vision

One of the initiatives developed by Rabobank, that seeks to promote and facilitate these connections, is FoodBytes!, a series of transformational events in the food, agribusiness, and technology space. These events are designed to connect food industry leaders and investors with startup companies that are innovating and disrupting the food chain with groundbreaking ideas in food, agribusiness and technology. Rabobank has been investing in the food and agriculture industries for over 100 years, and new challenges are arising from increased demand for food, changing consumer preferences and the need for sustainable food production. We want to help spur the leaders and technology solutions that will help address the world’s food challenges. Through FoodBytes!, we can leverage our experience and knowledge to connect innovators with investors, and create a platform to turn today’s new ideas and technologies into tomorrow’s solutions.

We intend to continue working to develop this ecosystem around the four dimensions of food security and to make sure that the knowledge, networks and access to finance that will come from this will help create the technological changes that will solve the future food challenge of more food, for more people, with the same resources in a sustainable way

Dimensions of food security

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Increasing the availability of food
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Improving access to food
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Promoting balanced, healthy nutrition
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Increasing stability

Our history

One of the initiatives developed by Rabobank, that seeks to promote and facilitate these connections, is FoodBytes!, a series of transformational events in the food, agribusiness, and technology space. These events are designed to connect food industry leaders and investors with startup companies that are innovating and disrupting the food chain with groundbreaking ideas in food, agribusiness and technology. Rabobank has been investing in the food and agriculture industries for over 100 years, and new challenges are arising from increased demand for food, changing consumer preferences and the need for sustainable food production. We want to help spur the leaders and technology solutions that will help address the world’s food challenges. Through FoodBytes!, we can leverage our experience and knowledge to connect innovators with investors, and create a platform to turn today’s new ideas and technologies into tomorrow’s solutions.

We intend to continue working to develop this ecosystem around the four dimensions of food security and to make sure that the knowledge, networks and access to finance that will come from this will help create the technological changes that will solve the future food challenge of more food, for more people, with the same resources in a sustainable way

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Meet Our Team

We are the dot connectors, programmers, marketers, thinkers and doers who bring the FoodBytes! platform to life. Get to know our fantastic team below and feel free to reach out with questions or comments. 

Anne Greven

Managing Director, Global Head – F&A Startup Innovation

Nathalie Gibson

Executive Director – Head of Innovation, Knowledge and Networks

Eline Boot

Executive Director – Corporate Engagement

Nina Meijers

Vice President – Startup Platform Manager

Victoria Prowse

Global Head of Programming

Katie Myers

Vice President - Senior Marketing & Communications Manager

Caroline Keeley

Vice President – Partnerships Manager

Jillian Rago

Assistant Vice President – Program Manager

Trevor Sieck

Assistant Vice President – Startup Relationship Manager

Sonia Shekar

Associate - Data Intelligence Analyst

Adam Wilson

Associate – Corporate Engagement

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