Gene editing startup Pairwise adds 3 execs in preparing for first food launch


Gearing up for a new gene editing-boosted salad, foodtech startup Pairwise has added three executives to its management team.

As Conscous – what the company calls a “nutrient-dense leafy green mix” – Pairwise says the three vice presidents will “fill out” its Commercial Leadership Team.

They are:

  • Megan Thomas, Vice President for Marketing & Communications
  • Neil Merritt, Vice President of Sales
  • John Schouten, Vice President of Supply Chain

“Their combined ten decades of experience across key areas will transform our vision on how to bring great products to market,” said Haven Baker, co-founder and Chief Business Officer at Pairwise.

Pairwise has drawn more than $200 million in investment capital and also has a multi-year collaboration agreement with Bayer Crop Science valued at $100 million.

It has more than 150 employees and expects to add more this year, the company said.

Original Article Source: WRAL TechWire