Our Company

Akorn Technology is an US AgriTech startup that develops 100% natural edible coatings. We reduce food waste throughout the produce supply chain and promote better nutrition for all by enabling the producers and retailers to deliver harvest-fresh, tastier and longer-lasting fruits and vegetables

 

Our Story

Akorn was founded in 2019 by veterans from high technology, consumer goods and agriculture. It is based in Berkeley, CA, a short distance from California’s Central Valley which provides more than half of the fruits, vegetables and nuts grown in the US. 

Our Mission

Our mission is to enable producers and retailers to deliver the highest quality fresh produce while meeting their sustainability objectives. We aim to improve the producers’ bottomlines and delight the consumers as we tackle the problem of food waste. 

Our Experience

Our team brings deep industry experience and understanding of consumer demands; producer and supply chain constraints; and technical expertise in areas ranging from post-harvest physiology and chemistry to food processing equipment and perishable cold chain distribution.

Intellectual Property

Our technology is protected by US and International Patents, Trade Secrets and Proprietary Formulations.

Our Team

Over 20 years in executive management positions including Founder, CEO, and Board Member of SafeTraces, Co-Founder & CCO of CPAC and Founder of 5 startups in the fields of DNA testing and AgriTech. Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering and MBA in Business Management from UC Berkeley

FOUNDER, CEO

CO-FOUNDER, CCO

Experienced General Manager and Marketing/Business Development/Strategy leader with a demonstrated history of driving profitable growth in several industries, both large and small companies, legacy and startup, B2C and B2B, for profit, including triple-bottom-line, and non-profit.

Over 10 years experience in B2B in the Food and IT sectors in comprehensive management roles focusing in P&L control, Business Development and Operations Optimization. Three times award-winner by IBM Corp. for outstanding achievements. MBA Cum Laude. Professional Industrial Engineer. Fluent in English language and with basic Portuguese language skills.

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR, LATIN AMERICA

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR, AUSTRALIA

Over 35 years experience in the Food Industry. Technically qualified with extensive Senior Management experience in Manufacturing, Sales and Marketing (both domestic and International market arenas) and Innovation roles.

Miguel Wong has joined Akorn with primary responsibility for the Peruvian market. Before joining Akorn, Miguel held both strategic and commercial roles at AgroFresh and Pace International. 

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR, AUSTRALIA

Digital Marketing &
Web Development Manager

Over 12 years of experience of IT in the import automotive industry and 5 years in web development and digital marketing. Studied Mechanical Engineering at USC and a graduate of a Bethel Tech FullStack Coding School

Our Advisors

Scientific Advisor,

Assc Professor, Colorado State University

Business Advisor,
Assc Professor, UC BerkeleyHaas School Of Business

Food Safety Advisor,
Professor Of Microbiology, CSU East Bay

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