MISSION

Pioneering aHealthier Path Forward

Brightseed is an AI-driven data and biosciences pioneer on a mission to illuminate nature to restore human health.

ABOUT US

Impacting Humanity
for the Better

Brightseed was founded by a diverse group of passionate individuals dedicated to addressing the world’s most pressing health challenges with solutions from the natural world.

From agricultural crops to specialized ingredients to pharmaceuticals, we are committed to advancing health by building an ecosystem that delivers the benefits of bioactives to consumers.

OUR PURPOSE

A Mission To Restore Human Health

Brightseed exists to change the way we approach health—and to shift us from a reactive system to a proactive one. Through science, we unlock natural solutions across the health continuum that change the lives of people around the world.

As health’s unsung heroes, bioactives offer the key to ending the burdens of chronic diseases. Because of this, Brightseed partners with industry leaders to commercialize and communicate the power of bioactives as we build the next era of human health.

OUR TEAM

Working Together

As One

We are scientists, technologists, metabolomics experts, biologists, natural product chemists, doctors, process engineers, supply chain builders, and business leaders. We are also musicians, athletes, mothers, fathers, artists, writers, and plant fanatics—all working together to advance the knowledge of plants and their impact on humankind.

Management

Jim Flatt, PhD

Co-Founder and CEO

Sofia Elizondo

Co-Founder and COO

Lee Chae, PhD

Co-Founder and CTO

Stephanie Wright

Chief People Officer

George Stagnitti

SVP Product

Jan Willem Van Klinken

SVP Medical, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs

Alina Slotnik

VP, Bioactives

Meng Xu

VP, Discovery

Michelle Masek

VP of Marketing

Anna Gershenzon

Head of Finance

Board

Bart Swanson

Investor, Horizons Ventures

Becky O’Grady

Former President of Yoplait and Häagen-Dazs, General Mills

Chuck Templeton

Former Founder and CEO, OpenTable, Former Chairman, GrubHub, Investor, S2G

Elaine Leavenworth

Former CMO, Abbott Nutrition

Ryan Rakestraw

Investor, Temasek International

Advisors

Bernhard van Lengerich

Former CSO, General Mills

Dariush Mozaffarian, MD, DrPH

Cardiologist & Dean of the School of Nutrition, Tufts University

Indra Nooyi

Former Chairman & CEO, Pepsico

Ryan D. Shadrick Wilson

CEO and Founder Boardwalk Collective

Walter Robb, PhD

Former CO-CEO, Whole Foods

Investors

10-04-2022

Temasek

10-04-2022

Horizons Ventures

10-04-2022

seed2growth

10-04-2022

CGC

10-04-2022

AgFunder

10-04-2022

Agrifood

10-04-2022

Germin8

10-04-2022

50Y

10-04-2022

Temasek

10-04-2022

Horizons Ventures

10-04-2022

seed2growth

10-04-2022

CGC

10-04-2022

AgFunder

10-04-2022

Agrifood

10-04-2022

Germin8

10-04-2022

50Y

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Press & Features

Brightseed in the News

Press Release

Brightseed Discovers Powerful Health-Activating Compounds In Hemp Hull

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Cheddar

Cheddar News: Using A.I. to Understand Our Biological Connections to Plants

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Food Ingredients First

Food Ingredients First: Brightseed and OFI have partnered to identify novel health benefits of black pepper and garlic

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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.

This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Get in Touch

Be the first to know about new updates, discoveries, and more from Brightseed.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.

This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.