Mihir Pershad
Mihir Pershad
Founder & CEO
Umami Meats

Mihir is building a team pioneering cultivated, 'not caught' seafood by crafting delicious, nutritious, and affordable cultivated fish that is better for our health, our oceans, and our future. Mihir has an academic background in protein biochemistry and has spent his career working to commercialise deep tech innovations to address humanity's grand challenges. Most recently, he was a Venture Partner at Early Charm Ventures, where he led the commercialisation of university spinouts at the intersection of biotechnology and aquaculture. Mihir is also author of Cultivated Abundance, a book that outlines a framework for entrepreneurs to leverage transformative technologies to build an inspiring, abundant future for humanity. In his free time, Mihir enjoys climbing mountains, scuba diving, and exploring the remote and wild corners of the world.

Mihir will be part of Protein session on Day 3.