26 Apr '11, 12am

A star Silicon Valley investor puts his money where his mouth is for sustainable ag

A star Silicon Valley investor puts his money where his mouth is for sustainable ag

Ali Partovi: Investing green in green ag. As antidote to those who argue that the future of food is all about technologies like genetic engineering and new pesticides, I refer you to entrepreneur Ali Partovi (full disclosure: Ali and I are acquaintances) who has an Earth Day post over at Silicon Valley's Techcrunch , one of the most influential tech-entrepreneur blogs around. Partovi, a former Microsoftie, is a cofounder of the music recommendation service iLike and was an early-stage investor in such online successess as Zappos, Dropbox, and that social network site a few folks use, Facebook. And now, as evidenced by the title of his post -- "Food Is The New Frontier In Green Tech " -- he's discovered the investment possibilities of food: As an Internet entrepreneur and investor, my interest in food and agriculture began at home, taking care of my body and my kids. In 200...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/sustainable-food/2011-04-25-silicon-...

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