Revolutionizing
the food & agriculture value chain through novel technology

About

Endeavor8 backs entrepreneurs and scientists using novel technology pioneered and developed in high margin industries with the capability to expand to other sectors, beginning with food, agriculture, energy, and climate.

We’ve followed this playbook before with our portfolio companies applying learnings from biotechnology, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and more to impact all stages of the food value chain.

We are focused on companies that address changing consumer preferences in food, identify new chemical and biological compounds, conduct data-driven operations improvement, and provide new approaches to finance & risk management.

Portfolio
Team
Karl Kerksiek
Karl Kerksiek
General Partner & CEO

Karl Kerksiek brings over 15 years of investment experience in his role as Endeavor8 founding partner. Previously, Karl led investments for Finistere Ventures, where he focused on investing in cutting-edge technology solutions that positively impacted the food supply chain.

MBA Associates
Ankit Muchhala
Ankit is an MBA graduate from the Foster School of Business at University of Washington. Prior to business school, he worked in software engineering and product management at Postman, developing enterprise-grade API management solutions.
Ankit Muchhala
MBA Associate
Arbel Efraty
Arbel is a current MBA student at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. Prior to business school, Arbel worked in strategic finance for Kasa Living Inc. in San Francisco and investment banking at RBC Capital Markets in New York City.
Arbel Efraty
MBA Associate
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Daniel has 8 years experience across life sciences research and startups. He recently completed his postdoctorate research in chemical biology at Imperial College London, and previously received a PhD and MChem from the University of Oxford in chemical sciences.
Daniel Lucy
PhD Associate
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Isabella Fantini is a current MBA Candidate at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. She has spent the last 5 years of her career investing in the food & agtech space at REMUS Capital, SOSV / Food-X, and Mercato, an online grocery delivery startup.
Isabella Fantini
MBA Associate
Lexi is a current MBA student at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. Prior to business school, she led a client team at an oil & gas startup that was acquired by Generac and previously interned at two venture capital firms focused in clean tech and real estate investments.
Alexandra Abbott
MBA Associate
Daphne is a recent MBA graduate from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Prior to the GSB, Daphne was a management consultant at Bain & Company and founded a consumer wellness brand.
Daphne de Chatellus
MBA Associate
Daniel Saa
Daniel is a rising second year MBA student at Harvard Business School. Daniel was previously a chemical engineer working at ExxonMobil in Houston, Texas in various technical, business development, and strategy roles.
Daniel Saa
MBA Associate
Julia Sullivan
Daphne is a recent MBA graduate from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Prior to the GSB, Daphne was a management consultant at Bain & Company and founded a consumer wellness brand.
Julia Sullivan
MBA Associate
Arbel Efraty
Daphne is a recent MBA graduate from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Prior to the GSB, Daphne was a management consultant at Bain & Company and founded a consumer wellness brand.
Arbel Efraty
MBA Associate
Ankit Muchhala
Daphne is a recent MBA graduate from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Prior to the GSB, Daphne was a management consultant at Bain & Company and founded a consumer wellness brand.
Ankit Muchhala
MBA Associate
Angela Yang
Angela is an MBA candidate at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to business school, Angela was based in New York, where she held positions as an investor and operator at startup Ready.net, as a private equity investor at Tinicum Incorporated, and as an investment banker at Bank of America.
Angela Yang
MBA Associate