Thought For Food
Christine Gould is the Founder and CEO of Thought For Food®️, the world’s pioneer and leader in agri-food-tech innovation for impact. Since 2013, Thought For Food®️ has helped to launch 80+ ventures in all regions of the world that have collectively raised millions of dollars and 3 have had full exits. Over the past 8 years, the TFF Challenge has grown to be the largest and most diverse innovation challenge in the sector, catalyzing the creation of 8K+ new business concepts, building a community of 30,000+ Millennial and GenZ entrepreneurs from over 175 countries - and continuing to grow every year.
Christine is a visionary leader and community builder, who is known for injecting energy, creativity and diverse perspectives into how we solve our food system’s most important challenges. She has spent her career in the agriculture industry, including as the Head of Next-Gen Innovation at Syngenta, and in leadership positions spanning Market Development, Sustainability, and External Affairs at multinationals, startup unicorns and through to early-stage startups around the world. She is a general investment partner at Expara Southeast Ventures, a venture capital fund focused on investing in early-stage tech companies in SE Asia.
In 2021, she was invited by the UN Deputy Secretary General to join the Advisory Committee of the UN Food Systems Summit. She is an Ashoka Changemaker and Advisory Board member of reNature Foundation, the Association for Vertical Farming, and Young Professionals in Ag Development.
Christine holds an MPA (highest honors) from Columbia University with a focus in Science and Technology Policy. She is the author of the book “The Change-makers Guide to Feeding the Planet” (2022) and is an invited speaker and consultant on the new minds and innovation methods shaping the future of our planet’s food systems. Her work has been covered in leading media and publications such as The Economist, Financial Times, MIT Tech Review, BBC, Forbes, Fast Company and more.