Vækstfonden's Eric-Alan Rapp on how the Danish state is investing in the future of food
Vaekstfonden is the Danish State’s investment fund. Since 1992, they've funded over 9 thousand companies with investments amounting to more than 4.4 billion euro. Eric-Alan Rapp is a partner at Vækstfonden investing in FoodTech companies. He has more than 25 years in the world of start-ups, venture capital, and corporate finance in both Europe and the United States. In this episode, we explore how Vaekstfonden is investing and thinking about the future of food. Eric-Alan and I also discuss why connecting on values is key for finding the right investor, the future of Denmark as a leader in meat and dairy, and the role of 5:30 Vækstfonden's food and ag investment thesis 10:00 The future of meat and dairy in Denmark 26:20 What Vækstfonden looks for when investing 39:40 Why values matter 42:00 Eric-Alan's vision for the future in 10-15 years For more conversations, join our community on Instagram or check out other episodes on www.nordicfoodtech.io. I'd also love to connect with you on LinkedIn and hear your feedback and thoughts on the episode!