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Venture Investing in Food and Health

At iSelect we invest in FOOD IS HEALTH. We invest in technology and innovation in the agriculture, food and wellness value chains. It’s not just our investment focus that makes us unique. It’s our focus on making national venture capital opportunities accessible to qualified individuals, with participation rights to further invest in portfolio companies as they grow.

Join us for a discussion about the investment opportunity in early stage emerging growth companies that are solving the problem of food related illness through more nutritious and affordable food.

Speaker

Carter Williams

Carter Williams has spent his entire career working on innovation. First as a young engineer at McDonnell Douglas, next in his leadership roles at Boeing managing R&D and starting Boeing Ventures, and later as a successful entrepreneur and venture investor. Through his career, he has directly managed investments of more than $600 million in early-stage ventures and corporate research, resulting in several billion dollars of new product revenues. As part of Boeing Phantom Works, Carter led Boeing’s technology planning process, involving all aspects of internal and external technology development and manufacturing research. This eventually led to his role in founding and managing Boeing Ventures. After Boeing, he was President of Gridlogix, initially a small struggling 4 person startup that grew over 3 years, selling successfully to Johnson Controls in October 2008. Prior to leading iSelect, Carter served as Senior Managing Director at Progress Partners, an energy and technology investment banking firm, and was a Managing Partner at Open Innovation Ventures and a Director at Clayton Capital Partners. Carter is the past President and Founder of the MIT Corporate Venturing Consortium and Co-founder of the MIT Entrepreneurship Society. He has an M.B.A. from the MIT Sloan School and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

 

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