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Aqua-Spark is a Netherlands-based fund that supports aquaculture businesses around the world, with the vision to create profitable aquaculture ventures that can help to restore ocean ecosystems that have been damaged by overfishing. Its portfolio covers a wide range of enterprises, ranging from low-cost fish farms in Madagascar to biotechs and high tech aquaculture companies.

HATCH is an aquaculture-tech-focused accelerator program initiated by the aquaculture-focused seed VC investor Alimentos Ventures to help related startups reach commercialization and access further funding. Its inaugural program was held in Bergen, Norway, followed by a second batch in Cork, Ireland. Successful applicants get €50,000 cash and possible subsequent funding, plus free office space for up to 12 months in either of HATCH's offices in Bergen and Singapore. Its international partners include food corporates, state entities and aquaculture groups.

Paundra Noorbaskoro established Growpal, an investment crowdfunding startup for the aquaculture and fishery industry, after being inspired by his experiences as a student in Indonesia and Hawaii. Equipped with a degree in Aquaculture from Indonesia’s Universitas Brawijaya, Paundra serves as the company’s Chief Product Officer.

Gibran Huzaifah ran a composting business and a catfish farm while reading a degree in Biology at Institut Teknologi Bandung in Indonesia. After graduating in 2012, he teamed up with fellow ITB alumnus Chrisna Aditya to establish an aquaculture tech firm PT Multidaya Teknologi Nusantara, aka Cybreed. In 2013, it launched eFishery, an automatic feeder system for aquaculture farms. In 2017, Gibran’s achievements earned him a spot on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list of notable Asian figures.

Ahmad Rizqy Akbar is the CEO and CFO of Growpal, an investment crowdfunding platform for aquaculture and fishery projects. A graduate of Aquaculture studies from Indonesia’s Universitas Brawijaya, he has run his own fish and shrimp farm and had worked at Pertamina Dana Ventura, a venture capital fund owned by national oil and gas firm Pertamina. In 2017, he joined fellow Brawijaya graduate Paundra Noorbaskoro to establish Growpal.

Global Investment Fund (GIF) is an impact investment fund supporting new ventures that are solving social problems in the developing world. Besides investing through debt, equity investments and SAFE (simple agreement for future equity) contracts, GIF also disburses grants for social enterprises. It invests in various sectors, including agriculture and aquaculture, health, education, water and fintech.

Chrisna Aditya graduated with an Electrical Engineering degree in 2011 at Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia. He founded a mobile app development business and ran it for one year. In 2012, he joined fellow ITB alumnus Gibran Huzaifah to set up aquaculture startup PT Multidaya Teknologi Nusantara. The company later launched the eFishery automatic fish feeder system.

Shahriansyah Candraditya graduated in 2015 from the Nagoya University of Foreign Studies, Japan, with a degree in Corporate Communications. He returned to Indonesia to join Shinwa Nonwoven Indonesia, a Japanese-owned fabrics manufacturer. He subsequently left to co-found aquaculture investment crowdfunding platform Growpal, where he is currently CMO.

Raka Kurnia Novriantama is an information systems graduate from Indonesia’s Universitas Brawijaya. He joined aquaculture investment crowdfunding platform Growpal as CTO in 2016 while still reading his degree. He left Growpal in early 2018 to focus on his role at software development house Berry ID, where he is an executive director.

IoT-based smart farming systems for increased farming efficiency, traceability as well as actionable insights along the whole agricultural supply chain. 

NovoNutients uses CO2 and other emissions to produce cost-effective and environmentally-friendly protein-rich fish feed, a circular solution to aquaculture's fishmeal supply problem.

Pedro S. Sarmento is a Portuguese technology entrepreneur and co-founder of FarmCloud, where he was head of strategy from its founding in April 2016 until June 2017. From June 2017 until April 2018, Sarmento was head of product for PriOps, a blockchain API data sharing platform, after which he assumed the CFO role at Kolokium Blockchain Technologies, the firm that commercializes PriOps' product. Sarmento had previously worked in a variety of entrepreneurial roles, including in the aquaculture and used goods sectors. He holds an MBA specializing in Management from Lisbon Lusiada University. 

Founded in 1813 as a small grain-trading firm in Arlon, France (now Belgium), Continental Grain Company (CGC) is now headquartered in New York. It has operations in 10 countries and employs over 13,500 people worldwide. Business activities include animal feeds, aquaculture and meat production.Besides interests in the food, agribusiness and commodities sectors, CGC also manages different asset classes like private equity, listed securities and venture capital. Its investment portfolio includes more than 30 food and agribusiness companies, ranging from early-stage ventures to established market leaders across the US, China and Latin America.CGC Asia mainly invests in feed milling, animal husbandry, meat production and processing businesses in the region. Direct investments are made through Continental Capital Limited in China, focusing on high‐growth food and agribusiness firms.

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