Micol   Chiesa
Micol Chiesa
Partner and Head of Climate Science

Planet Fund


Micol is a Partner and Head of Climate Science at Planet Fund, a leading early-stage climate tech VC fund. She sits on the technical advisory board of several companies, including Tropic Biosciences - a pioneer in the development of novel high-performing commercial tropical crop varieties. Micol was Head of Impact Investing at Five Seasons Ventures, the largest food-tech impact fund in Europe, and spent several years at Bain and Company helping fast-moving innovators scale with purpose in the private equity and energy and resources industries. Micol holds an MA in environmental economics from Johns Hopkins SAIS, Energy Resources and Environment Programme, and a PhD in environmental finance from the University of Oxford, Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment.

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AgVenture Launch

EBRD is extending support to the start-up food and agri-tech sector through the EBRD AgVenture programme.

Are you a food or agri-tech start-up facing some of the biggest challenges in the food industry today? We are looking for ideas on how start-ups can help address rising input costs, counter the impact of intensifying climate change and ensure fair inclusion in global value chains.

Join our EBRD AgVenture start-up launch event to connect with investors and discover what they are looking for in food and agri-tech start-ups and the sector more broadly. Find out what the EBRD is doing to support innovation and start-ups.


-          Micol Chiesa, Partner and Head of Climate Science at Planet Fund

Keynote speaker:

-          Noga Sela-Shalev, CEO of the Fresh Start foodtech incubator

Panel participants:

-          Jan Kobler, Managing Partner at South Central Ventures

-          Robin Saluoks, CEO of eAgronom

Noga Sela-Shalev
Fresh Start foodtech incubator
Robin Saluoks
Jan Kobler
Managing Partner,
South Central Ventures
Micol Chiesa
Partner and Head of Climate Science,
Planet Fund