Ep. 145: Julia Collins, Founder and CEO of Planet FWD
Today's guest is Julia Collins, Founder and CEO of Planet FWD.
Planet FWD is using the power of food the help tackle climate change. They created Moonshot, a brand of climate-friendly snacks made from regenerative ingredients. They also develop software that provides other food brands with regenerative resources to make climate-friendly products.
Julia has always been involved in the plant-based and composting movements, but her career transition didn't become a reality until she had her son in 2017. Realizing the best way to help leave her son a liveable planet was to start working in climate more directly, Julia founded Planet FWD. Before Planet FWD, Julia co-founded Zume (formerly Zume Pizza), a technology-enabled food company whose mission is to make healthy food fast and accessible to everyone.
I was excited for this episode, as our climate tech fund, MCJ Collective, recently invested in the company and Julia has an amazing story to share. Julia takes me through her journey leading up to founding Planet FWD, explains Planet FWD’s mission and progress to date, what is coming next for the company, and what they will achieve if they are successful beyond her wildest dreams. We also have a great discussion about Julia’s theory of change in building the company, and how their role can bring positive ripple effects through lots of other areas of the food supply chain.
Julia is a fantastic guest for those interested in decarbonizing the food and agriculture industry, and for aspiring founders, alike.
Enjoy the show!
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Episode recorded February 1st, 2021
To learn more about this episode, visit: https://myclimatejourney.co/episodes/julia-collins
To learn more about Planet FWD: https://planetfwd.com/