Incredible journeys that shape the present & future of food & beverage industry

Written by Hema Reddy / July 30th, 2015



A British import to Silicon Valley and tech star turned bug entrepreneur, Daniel Imrie-Situnayake of Tiny Farms has a lot to offer. I hope this episode gets you thinking about the WHY: What problem is your startup going to solve? We had a delightful chat and covered a wide range of topics:

  • Technology and income disparity – why Daniel is optimistic
  • Contrasting British versus American views on entrepreneurship
  • A theory on why we don’t eat insects in the United States
  • Open-source bug farming
  • How can the insect industry copy the efficiency of the poultry industry in a sustainable way?
  • Why do so many companies start in the US?
  • Are entrepreneurs in the U.S. as daring and romantic as they think they are?

About Tiny Farms: An Oakland, California company developing the supply chain for insects as a sustainable protein source. Tiny Farms applies big data techniques to guide the rapid development of controlled environment agriculture systems used for farming insects.