OUR Team

Bettina Brinkmann

Bettina Brinkmann

Co-founder and Executive Director

PHD in Philosophy, Media & Cultural Studies. Executive with a broad expertise in management, international business development, global product launches and media production. Co-Founder of an OTT platform and adviser on strategic partnerships, brand management, international productions and global campaigns. Shareholder of RSP technologies.

Ronen Bar

Ronen Bar

Co-founder

B.Sc. in Biology and Mass Communication. Chairperson of the board of directors at The Modern Agriculture Foundation, an Israeli non-profit that established a boom in clean meat innovation and former VP of Business Development at clean meat startup SuperMeat.

Flavio Rump

Flavio Rump

Head of Academia and Policy Relations

Flavio Rump holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering at ETH and is currently an MSc Candidate for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics at ETH Zurich. He is an entrepreneur and angel investor and cofounded several companies, amongst them DeinDeal.ch, Switzerland’s most successful group-buying platform. He’s spent several years in Silicon Valley, advising and investing into several high growth startups and he is passionate about politics.

Françoise Birnholz

Treasury

An experienced Business Angel investing in early stage companies mainly in Tech with a focus on FinTech and RegTech, as well as FoodTech.; she served for several years (until February 2019) as a board member on a business angels’ platform (Go Beyond Investing). She is a trained international and multi-lingual attorney, qualified in both civil and common law. She has significant international experience having served in senior positions (from General Counsel to COO) in major global financial institutions (Citibank, Julius Baer, Credit Suisse, HSBC). In her latest position, Global Head Legal Special Projects, she was on the global Digital Committee of the Private Bank at HSBC handling cross-border regulatory issues such as GDPR and data protection looking at innovative banking tech solution including use of the blockchain. In 2019, she taught a course of International Financial Law at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. She has worked in the US and Switzerland and has had responsibilities for the APAC and EMEA regions. She holds an LLM degree from the University of Geneva Law School and a Master in Communication and Journalism EFAP, Paris (France). She is admitted to the New York bar.

Daniela Kurz

Daniela Kurz

Head of Marketing & Communications

Master of Business Administration. Marketing and Communications professional, passionate about promoting cell-based and plant-based animal products alternatives. Vast experience in building strategies and campaigns for businesses and nonprofit organizations.