AeroFarms: Co-Founder und CEO, USA
David, a serial entrepreneur, co-founded and leads AeroFarms, a clean-technology company that builds and operates advanced vertical farms in urban environments. AeroFarms has been recognized as a Circular Economy 100 company, won the World Technology Award for most impactful Environmental Company, was voted Most Innovative Company at the Future of Agriculture conference, the Best Growth Company to invest in at the Wall Street Journal’s ECO:nomics conference, and was a finalist for The Circular Awards.
David is also the founder of Hycrete, Inc., a nanotechnology cleantech company. David is a member of the World Economic Forum (WEF) where he is honored as a Young Global Leader and was a Technology Pioneer for his nanotech company. At WEF he Co-Chairs the YGL Circular Economy Taskforce and is also a Co-Lead for Technology and Innovation Group of The Transformational Leaders in Agriculture. David is also a member of the B20 SME Taskforce, which advises the G20.
David received his BA from UNC Chapel Hill and holds an MBA from Columbia University. He competed for the U.S. in Fencing where he was a finalist at a world cup and represented the NYAC, winning three U.S. National Team Fencing Championships and two individual silver medals.