We are a team of aquaculture enthusiasts and entrepreneurs who know that the fast growth of aquaculture over the next decades will be challenging. But in providing great support for the best innovations, we can realise a sustainable future for the sector. 


Dr. Carsten Krome

Carsten worked as a technical analyst for an aquaculture investment fund before launching Alimentos Ventures. He oversaw equity investmentsin various aquaculture feed, health, IT and production start-ups.

Carsten holds a PhD in aquaculture nutrition from the Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling.


Wayne Murphy

Wayne has a wealth of experience in the management, planning and delivery of global accelerator programmes. He has managed a number of accelerator programs across different sectors including Selr8r, a sales focused accelerator run by SOSV, the Bank of Ireland Accelerator and StartPlanetNI, an accelerator project funded by InvestNI and Northern Ireland’s premier startup programme. Over 950 Startup companies have applied to join these programmes from 55+ countries. He has consulted on various other startup programme, is a mentor @RebelBio and an Advisory Board Member @SXSW. 

He holds a HDip in Business Management & Strategy and is co-founder and CEO of StartPlanet.


Georg Baunach

Georg is a molecular biotechnologist with a background in synthetic biology and biofuels research experience from Harvard Medical School. In parallel to his studies he worked on the development of insect and algae based products.

He founded a renewable energy company in Ghana in 2015, which workswith commercial and industrial clients to reduce energy costs throughclean tech. Georg holds a Masters in Management from London BusinessSchool and is passionate about aquaculture and entrepreneurship.


Kai Sato

Kai is a founding partner of Vintage Capital Investments, a venture capital firm focused on early-stage sports technology and media companies. He is also a regular columnist for Inc., the Huffington Post and Entrepreneur Media, where he writes about business, mentorship, and sports technology. Kai dedicates time as a guest lecturer at the University of Southern California and has spoken at various conferences across the country, including South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, TX.

Prior to Vintage, Kai co-founded a sports social network called, FieldLevel, that helps high school athletes fulfill their dreams of playing in college. While at FieldLevel, he oversaw all outward-facing aspects of the company, primarily business development, marketing, and sales. In 2013, he was named to the Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Twenty in Their 20’s.”


Emil Lindfors

Emil is heavily involved in the Bergen aquaculture startup ecosystem. He set up his own AquaTech startup, worked in salmon farming and has extensive event organization and front end programming experience.  

Emil holds a BS in Aquaculture Biology from the University of Bergen and is currently pursuing a MS in Innovation & Entrepreneurship from the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences.


Tymen Crevels

Tymen has 12 years experience as a financial professional in the high-tech industry, specialising in planning and budget control for global corporations. As a CFO he has overseen several start-up ventures, shaping business models and taking these companies to the next stage of growth.

Tymen holds an MBA from the University of Boulder, Colorado.


Jamie Stein

After working in management consultancy (Bain and Co.) and financial services (St. James’ Place Capital and Russell Investment Group), Jamie established Fonte Capital to support clients who have exceptional engineering expertise, scientific knowledge, or operating know-how. He works closely with them to build pipelines of commercial opportunities and / or to establish relationships with different forms of capital. In some cases, Jamie takes on non-executive positions and invests personally in their businesses.


Ivan Paladin

After working as a financial analyst in New York for 3 years, Ivan attended graduate school at the Norwegian School of Economics, where he specialized in economics of natural resources. Ivan has since worked as a financial analyst foran aquaculture investment fund and completed a second masters degree in international management from CEMS.

Ivan specializes in developing advanced financial models and analysing big data. 


Moritz Müller

Moritz takes on all things concerning marketing and communications at HATCH. He is extremely passionate about sustainable aquaculture and has gathered first entrepreneurial experience when he co-founded a marketing agency during his studies in Munich.

Moritz holds a BA in Marketing & Communications Management from the Macromedia University of Applied Sciences in Munich and is currently finishing his MSc in Sustainable Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship at the TU Berlin.