MEET THE TEAM
Zvonimir has been passionate about agriculture and technology since he was born. In 2008 he founded investment company as he started to explore how to exploit technology to increase farming capacities, productivity, and the efficiency of farming processes. In 2017 and 2018 the company was listed among 1000 Companies to Inspire Europe.
He synergized his experience and knowledge into his life project NutriS – the company that aims to make the future better, TOGETHER with the farming and tech communities that look beneath today and share the vision of future where all people’s needs are met, while maintaining sustainable and innovative growth in plant – based industry.
Marcel is Director of the Business Development in SD Venture A/S and Member of the Board in NutriS. After a successful career in automotive, transport and defense industries, in 2015 he accepted the challenge to join the next generation of like-minded in plant – based industry. As Managing Director, he managed starch equipment and financial completion of starch project Indonesia, managing complete project organization. He joined SD Venture in 2018, where he explores new business development opportunities and participations at starch / protein market.
Nicolai Winding Andersen
Nicolai is the CEO of SD Venture A/S and Supervisory Board President in NutriS. Experienced business developer and entrepreneur, he is accomplished in developing and establishing greenfield projects, with accent on start-ups and new strategic businesses with multinational partners. He has developed companies as a shareholder, project leader, team member, business development lead and consultant in the following industries: information technology, advertising, finance, biotechnology, process engineering and food & dairy processing industry.
Today, technology is changing everything, and we are at the critical point to choose the direction that we will keep on going. All models need to be reshaped to radically reduce our unsustainable footprint on the planet. I’ve chosen my direction to change the world, and so can you!
By changing the way we consume food. It is not sustainable to keep eating meat (proteins) as we do today. Even though I am a meat eater as well, I changed to vegan substitutes as well on a regular basis. This means that we must produce worldwide more plant-based proteins. I always say “a cow is a very inefficient protein factory” creating a lot of waste to our environment.
NUTRIS has teamed up with the Scientists originally from the University of Copenhagen and now working for the SiccaDania Group as plant processing developers. In collaboration with them, NUTRIS is commercializing their patented method of separating plant material components gently and efficiently. The end products are high-quality protein ingredients perfect for plant-based meat, bakery, and beverage products. NUTRISmart protein isolate is an exciting new product for the plant-based food sector since it is nearly tasteless. It contains a low amount of antinutritional components but is very high in functionality, making the best possible textures in the final consumer products. NUTRIS and its team of experts are helping the industry develop new applications using quality fava proteins.
The definition of sustainability is that we meet our present needs without compromising future generations’ ability to meet their own needs. Sustainability is crucial in food production because of the global population growth and the general wealth increase growth in the demand for food, increasing the land areas needed for farming to feed the increase in animals needed for food production. This development is not sustainable, and we need to get our proteins from alternative sources, such as plant proteins from fava beans. Measuring the green footprint of NUTRISmart fava protein from the field across the harvest to the final product, the process emits under 20% CO than protein from beef. Switching to NUTRISmart protein isolates and eating plant-based alternative food makes a big difference for future generations