The AFN Staff

Louisa Burwood-Taylor

Chief editor

Louisa is one of the first journalists to cover food and agriculture investment, particularly her focus on foodtech and agtech. Her journalism career spans over 15 years and involves a variety of different beats, mostly financial, including time at the Financial Times Group and Euromoney in Asia. She turned her attention to agriculture nearly 10 years ago as the founding editor of Agri Investor, the first publication dedicated to investment in the sector. She likes puppies and CBD coffee. Email her: louisa@agfundernews.com

Nathalie Gibson

Head of Partnerships

Nathalie is Head of Partnerships for AgFunder. Prior to joining AgFunder, Nathalie was the Head of Innovation, Knowledge and Networks responsible for the expansion of FoodBytes! into the Asia Pacific region and she was employee of the year (Australia and New Zealand) in 2013. Prior to this, she was the Executive Director, Head of FoodBytes! with Rabobank North America where she was responsible for the growth and development of the platform including the commercial partnership strategy which included relationships with ADM, Whole Foods Market, Compass Group, Printpack, DLL, Agropur and Land O’Lakes Sustain. She has held various commercial positions throughout her career with IMG, Tennis Australia, Foster’s Group and the Seven Network (Australia) before turning her attention to food and agriculture.

Jennifer Marston

senior reporter

Jennifer is our US-based senior reporter with several years experience covering the agrifoodtech industry and more than a decade covering emerging technologies and startups. She was managing editor of Gigaom Research and more recently senior editor of The Spoon. She currently lives in Tennessee, where she can be found frequently wandering the mountains and growing lots of vegetables.

Lucy Ngige

Reporter

Lucy is AFN’s Nairobi-based reporter predominantly covering the EMEA region.
An experienced writer, she has produced written content on the African Entrepreneurship Ecosystem for more than two years, building key partnerships on her way.
She’s an avid researchers and out of the office, you can find her volunteering and participating in community development projects.

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