tmf is dedicated to the transformation of the food industry and the expanding global health opportunity
this represents.

we partner with mission-driven entrepreneurs and invest in breakthrough technologies and defensible intellectual assets that can be rapidly commercialized and scaled to bring healthier and affordable nutrition solutions to the market.

our founding partners have established unique collaborations with a world-class network of universities, companies, researchers, innovators, and industry experts. TMF has unparalleled access to the most exciting technologies, early-stage companies, and founders defining the role of food in the new economy of health.

our access

we sit at the center of the world’s best food and nutrition sciences institutions;
collaborate with University of California; and
are embedded in the California innovation cluster with access to the Greater China market and partners.

our team

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Harold Schmitz Ph.D.

Founding Partner

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Chris Lai

Founding Partner


years of track record in technology investment and venture building


years partnership with ecosystem


years of track record in capital markets and


years of collective expertise in food and beverage product development & commercialization

Ralph Jerome

Venture Partner

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Carol Dollard Ph.D.

Venture Partner

Andrew Macintosh


Sabina Lagerkranser

VP, Capital Markets

Boo Lau

Operations Manager


fund operations as a team


Industry-leading data analytics and algorithmic insight capabilities at the retail-consumer interface enables unique exponential value creation opportunities.

Developer of new enzyme ingredients enhancing the bioavailability and bioactivity of protein.

Alternative protein producer using proprietary, clean technologies to deliver great tasting and highly nutritious, fungi-based whole-cut products.

Novel carbon-positive waste to energy to high value byproducts solution with scaling potential to change the sustainability footprint of the global food sector.

contact us

feed the future with us:

california office:

Suite F, 221 1st Street
Davis, California 95616

hong kong office:

Suite 1101-02, 11/F, St George's Building 2 Ice House Street, Central
Hong Kong