Amy Novogratz is the Co-Founder & Managing Partner of Aqua Spark, a global investment fund focus on improving the aquaculture industry. Amy brings almost two decades of experience in fostering collaborative solutions to some of the world’s big challenges. From helping to start the Social Policy Action Network, bringing together policy makers, academics, journalists and grassroots organizations to tackle pressing social policy issues, to developing and producing Chat the Planet, a web and television entity that bridged young people globally and to serving as director of the TED Conference’s annual TED Prize for almost a decade, leading more than twenty global collaborations across a broad spectrum of sectors, including healthcare, education, science, technology, conservation, art, and activism.
In this episode, Amy fervidly details her vision to disrupt the fastest growing food industry in the world, aquaculture. She talks about the need for clarity around where our food comes from, especially in the aquaculture industry where, currently, the whole sector is out of sight. Amy seeks to realize the greatest potential in an industry that can be revolutionary to our food systems if care and transparency are embedded in every layer of production from feed and disease to technology. Amy’s passion, innovation, and creativity are at the core of her efforts to restore and reinvigorate an industry that has been long overlooked.