Food Tank spoke with Shen Tong, the Founder and Managing Partner of Food Future, who will be speaking at the Food Tank Summit in Washington, D.C.
Shen Tong is a serial entrepreneur and impact investor with more than fifty investments in food, media, and other high-tech ventures. He is currently the founder and Managing Partner of FoodFutureCo, the food business accelerator and impact investment fund that focuses on scale-up stage food and agriculture disruptions. One of Newsweek’s People of the Year in 1989, Shen Tong was an organizer of the democracy movement in 1989 that occupied Tiananmen Square whilst at Beijing University. After his exile to the USA, he completed an undergraduate degree at Brandeis University and went on to study PhD programs at Boston University and Harvard University. Shen became an entrepreneur in the 1990s as founder and co-founder of B&B Media and VFinity, among other ventures. Over the past two decades, he has served on many boards and advisory boards including Food Tank and Poets & Writers. In 2014, he founded FOOD-X. He also served as a venture partner of SOSV, a global multi-stage venture capital fund.