Fresh FOOD

SOLUTIONS

for the 21st century

BY 2050

+ 2.8

BILLION POPULATION INCREASE

70%

GLOBAL POPULATION IN URBAN AREAS

+ 50 %

BOOST IN AGRI PRODUCTIVITY NEEDED

40%

ARABLE LAND LOSS IN CHINA DUE TO POLLUTION

ONEFARM BRINGS TOGETHER THE WORLD’S KNOWLEDGE, NETWORK AND EXPERIENCE TO DISRUPT THE CURRENT VALUE CHAIN TO DEVELOP FOOD GROWTH SYSTEMS THAT PROVIDE AFFORDABLE, SAFE AND HEALTHY FOODS IN A SUSTAINABLE WAY.

 

ONEFARM MISSION

OneFarm rolls out large scale vertical farms together with local partners to ensure food security for all parts of the population.
OneFarm's goal is to provide affordable fresh healthy food and plant pharmaceuticals to local communities on a global scale to mitigate the upcoming food crisis.

We believe community relationships are key to providing long term sustainable food security. It also ensures community support, access to sites for development, inclusion of local agricultural knowledge and industries, local institutional support, employment, distribution.

Localization opportunities in a global context will also allow South-South food chain development in regions that are disaster prone and climate change affected.

OneFarm combines knowledge about food and plant pharma, technology, infrastructure and data to enable local communities with their own secure food supply. The data produced will reinforce the open source feedback learning system . This will reinforce selection of seeds, new product development and long term control of growing environment leading to first mover advantages.

So, are you looking to invest in or feed your community, city, hospital, institution by introducing vertical farming then let's talk.

 

ONEFARM PROJECTS

We are currently developing multiple farms in NW Europe. If you are interested to invest or host a farm in your municipality please contact us.

 PARTNERS 

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SUPPORTERS 

 
 

MIRA MERME

FOUNDER & CEO

CEO of London Stock Exchange food distribution group catering, restaurants & events. Partner in financial services group. Agricultural entrepreneur in greenhouse wholesale and retail foods. Availeon Plc,  Viscount Investments London, and  Sachem Corporate Finance,  Batitrade and Plessidor Sarl. SFA Registered, London Business School MSC Sloan.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

RUDI MAOR

CTO

An experienced agritech entrepreneur who started an innovative project and led its technology through spinout, fundraising, IPO and acquisition. Co-founded and led a startup, which develops sustainable solutions for crop protection. PhD and postdoctoral training in Plant Sciences, an author and inventor on more than 20 scientific publications and patent applications.

BRIAN COLEMAN

SALES AND MARKETING

Wholesale and restaurants Coleman-Adams,  Head of Hospitality, Elstree Film and TV Studios Ltd. Operations Director, Dining Set/Availeon plc, Bentleys Restaurant Group/Boddingtons plc , Grosvenor Clubs/Pleasurama plc Metropole Group plc,  International Sporting Club London – International Food and Beverage  

Event and hospitality industry Consultancy.

CHRIS

WHITEHEAD-COLLETT

COO

Chris has over 25 years experience in Operational Excellence managing various single and mult-site fresh food businesses and building production units for the processing of salads, vegetables and small fruits. Chris worked at Vitacress and Natures Way Foods, both growers and processors of salad crops, before joining Thanet Earth Marketing Ltd in 2009.

At Thanet, Chris managed the operational development of the site's processing facility producing 20% of the UK's cucumber crop, 120t peppers and 8 million tomatoes a week. 

As well as operational responsibilities, Chris has held site and group wide Health, Safety and Environmental responsibilities and is an advocate for Behavioural Safety in the workplace having launched various initiatives to modify and improve on business safety culture.

TEAM MEMBERS

ARINDUM BASU

HEAD OF FINANCE

Arindam has over 13 years of experience in fund raising, project finance, capital markets and equity research. He has previously worked at two energy infrastructure companies - Amp Energy and Azure Power - driving key fundraising activities for projects both in terms of equity capital as well as project finance. Key organizations from where he has raised private capital include CDPQ, IFC, SMBC, and FMO. Arindam also has experience in the public debt markets and has worked on green bonds. In addition, he has experience in enabling sustainability linked businesses tap public equity markets having worked on IPOs such as Enel Green Power, Azure Power, Beijing Clean Energy and OCI Polysilicon. Arindam also worked as a Clean Energy analyst at Barclays where he was part of the #1 ranked Equity Research team and has significant experience in sell-side investment banking.

WESSEL VAN PAASSEN

CROP OPTIMISATION

An experienced agritech entrepreneur who started an innovative project and led its technology through spinout, fundraising, IPO and acquisition. Co-founded and led a startup, which develops sustainable solutions for crop protection. PhD and postdoctoral training in Plant Sciences, an author and inventor on more than 20 scientific publications and patent applications.

 

 

 

JAN VAN PAASSEN

 

MASTER FARMER

Jan is a greenhouse horticulture specialist in vegetables and flowers. He has been a grower all his life and comes from a family who have been growers for 3 generations in the Netherlands. He took on a family farm in 1983 growing 50 hectares of peppers in glasshouses and expanded the farm into the 1,400 hectares it is today. The expansion included utilising the latest horticultural technology advances including the early indoor lighting systems. Jan brings not just his own significant practical experience and expertise but also that from a very strong network of growers.

He has acted as an advisor to a number of controlled environment agriculture facilities, covering a range of countries and crop types. Jan has significant practical experience in varying nutrition and lighting to produce the highest quality and most nutritious produce. He is passionate about producing healthy food through organic and natural inputs which aligns him perfectly with the OneFarm business model.

Jan’s role at our farm will be Master Farmer for the first 4 farms.  He will also train the next generation of Master Growers for our farms.

 

RUPESH MADLANI

 

NON-EXECUTIVE CHAIR

Co-founder of Global Sustainable Capital Management, firm investing in emerging markets sustainable agriculture. Rupesh spent nearly a decade at Lehman Brothers and Barclays in equity research in sustainability and clean technology sector, ranking first in the Institutional Investor. Prior to this, Rupesh, at PwC in the corporate finance practice. Studied economics at  the London School of Economics, is a chartered accountant and Freeman of the City of London. 

 

 

 

HIBA LARSSON

 

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Hiba has over 14 years experience of analysing, investing and providing advisory services to business in the agricultural sector. She is the managing partner at Catalyst Ag Trust where she sources and advises on investment opportunities in the agricultural sector. Hiba has held a number of investment, strategy and governance related positions across a range of agriculture focused investment businesses in the UK and Australasia. She has also previously advised on the commercialisation of a farm technology platform. Her role will be to perform an overview of our financial strategy and ensure the interests of all funding parties is looked after.

SIMON KILLICK

 

 

LEGAL & CORPORATE ADVISOR

Qualified solicitor. 20 years experience years with Olswang, now CMS as a corporate partner involved in private equity, M&A, corporate real estate and funds work. Group Legal Counsel

at a client, a fund manager with €6bn

under management, approximately half in real estate. Founder, co-owner & director of Harbridge Capital Ltd, real estate investment management firm (UK).

 

 

 

NIALL MURPHY

 

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Niall is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founded Evrythng, a company which provides traceability and provenance to consumers, investors and businesses using a data and information technology driven model. Evrything’s customers include a number of drinks and food retailers and distributors, such as Diageo and Carrefour, so he is familiar with the challenges that many of our customers face. Niall will also help us progress our artificial intelligence and data aspirations in relation to information used for growing, sales and demand. Niall has a strong experience in developing early stage companies, having funded and sold several himself.

 

ÁRPÁD GERECSEY

 

ADVISOR

A Lab Director, expertise

in design innovation, business strategy development, fund raising and trend watching.  Experienced in financing rounds and value creation for several technology startups, totalling close to US$40M in investments, including successful exits. Doctors Without Borders, KPMG, ImpactHub, Melkweg, World Press Photo.

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS 

SIMON ZADEK

 

NON EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Currently: Principal, Project Catalyst, United Nations Development Program; Visiting Professor, Singapore Management University; Member, Advisory Board, Generation Investment Management Previous: Senior Advisor on Sustainable Finance,

UN Deputy Secretary General; Co-Director, UNEP Inquiry on financial markets and sustainability; Senior Advisor, World Economic Forum, Founder/CEO, Accountability.

CAREERS

Sorry, at the moment there are no available positions.

CONTACT US

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PHONE

+31 20 893 2017

info@onefarm.io

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The Netherlands

 

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