The Nextfood Team


Nextfood was founded with a mission to make local, fresh, flavourful and healthy plant-based food production easy and climate friendly year-round.

The Nextfood team combines a wide range of disciplines such as plant science, agronomy, data science, mechanics, automation, electronics, software and other engineering disciplines as well as business profiles.

Our co-founders, Rasmus Bjerngaard, CEO, and Hannes Lindal, CTO, have long backgrounds in tech entrepreneurship and worked together in 4 different companies.

Rasmus founded and led a series of tech companies in Denmark and Silicon Valley for more than a decade, and he spent 7 years in venture capital as general partner/VC in leading Nordic VC funds. He combines strong commercial experience and deep technical insight from working on 4 continents backed by an executive MBA (London Business School), BA.Min. Psychology, and a M.Sc. Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He grew up on a farm, son of a gardener, and his first job was in a greenhouse.

Hannes has 25+ years experience in electronics design, and software design and architecture. He led international teams through numerous technical projects in both large companies and fast-growing startups, and he has taken hardware as well as software products from idea, through development and manufacturing, into the market. He worked in India, Silicon Valley and Dubai, and holds an M.Sc. Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

Clean, fresh, flavorful

Harvest year round

Easy and automatic