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David Perry is
Founder & CEO
focused on what we eat,
how we grow it, and
the effect that has
on the planet

He is a serial biotech entrepreneur with a commitment to improving environmental sustainability and consumer health in agriculture and food systems.

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years’ experience building life sciences & tech companies


innovative companies founded


of those companies achieved multi-billion dollar valuations

Areas of Focus




A few years ago, I had the opportunity to take a step back and think about how I wanted to spend the next phase of my career. Over the previous 2-3 years, I had developed an interest in food – how are we going to produce enough, how can we do it sustainably, and how can we help people make food choices that are better for their long term health? I decided to focus on addressing these big questions.

In 2019, CNBC named Indigo the World's most innovative company 

"A better way to feed the planet"

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Recipient of the 2017 Pioneering Leader Award for Transforming the Future of Farming 

“David has grown Indigo into a company with a clear mission and the potential to realize remarkable scientific and business value for the world.”

– Noubar Afeyan, CEO Flagship Pioneering

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In 2017, Indigo was named a "Technology Pioneer" by the World Economic Forum

Indigo was chosen as one of the World Economic Forum’s top 30 “Technology Pioneers,” a selection of the world’s most innovative and promising companies.​

Making an impact through entrepreneurship

As a Harvard Business School alumnus, David Perry delivered this keynote talk to kick off the 2016 President's Innovation Challenge at the Harvard Innovation Labs.

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