Basic Info

Name:
Joshua Tetrick
Contributor Status:
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Initial Contribution Date:
09/16/2014
Primary Location:
San Francisco, CA, USA

Career Info

Primary Industry:
Food & Beverages / Culinary, Health, Wellness and Fitness, Technology
Personal Career Headline:
CEO/Founder of Hampton Creek
Business Description (One-Liner):

Food technology company headquartered in San Francisco focused on finding new ways of utilizing plants in food products.

Experience Timeline:
11-15 years of work experience

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Career Snapshot:

Joshua Tetrick is the CEO/Founder of Hampton Creek, a technology company pioneering in food and selected by Bill Gates as one of three shaping the future of food. It has a mission to bring healthier and affordable food to everyone, everywhere, using the world’s first database of plants. Josh has been interviewed for his work with Hampton Creek by CBS This Morning, Travel Channel, Forbes, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal, amongst others. Hampton Creek was recently named to Entrepreneur Magazine’s list of 100 Brilliant Companies, CNBC’s Disruptor 50 list, and Josh was also named to Inc. Magazine’s 35 Under 35 list of top entrepreneurs for 2014. 

Josh has garnered attention for his skills both as a spokesperson and a businessman. At the 2013 Disrupt San Francisco conference sponsored by TechCrunch, Vinod Khosla, founder of Khosla Ventures, referred to Tetrick as “an awesome entrepreneur.” Tetrick’s leadership skills have allowed Hampton Creek to grow rapidly and flourish, raising $30M to date, including over $15M from Li Ka-shing, the wealthiest man in Asia. Tetrick has also led Hampton Creek to secure deals with eleven Fortune Five hundred companies, remarkable for a company just over two years old.

Prior to founding Hampton Creek, Josh led a United Nations business initiative in Kenya, worked for both former President Clinton and the President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, and taught street children as a Fulbright Scholar in Nigeria and South Africa. 

What Else To Know

One food and drink on earth, what would you choose?:

Coffee and bagels. I can’t stop either. It’s a problem.

What literature is on your bed stand?:

Just finished Peter Thiel’s new book, “Zero to One” – highly recommend it. He’s a great guy, too. Have been lucky enough to meet him a few times.

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