David Tze

CEO
NovoNutrients

David is leading the food and feed from CO2™ bio company, NovoNutrients, that's cleanly transforming carbon dioxide emissions into alternative protein ingredients. In 2017, he engaged with NovoNutrients: investing in it, pivoting it, and taking his current role as its CEO. David had been the sole manager of Aquacopia. That seed-stage fund and its five-company portfolio had a thematic focus on aquaculture. The companies ranged from an aquafeed ingredient manufacturer to a distributor and marketer of sustainable seafood. The fund also led investments into Open Blue, InnovaSea, and Futuna. Including a prior start-up that David co-founded, those six companies raised $250M under his watch. That prior start-up, an online industrial marketplace called NetworkOil and then Network International, was acquired by Liquidity Services (NASDAQ: LQDT). After earning an economics A.B. from Princeton, David’s career had started with internet pioneering that was a mix of general management, entrepreneurial corporate development, and consultative sales of strategic technology and media services.