by | Jul 5, 2022 | News

Cultivatd has hired former Forbes 30 Under 30 award winner Daniel Penn to lead the company’s strategic growth. His arrival brings a wealth of experience with early-stage companies.

I’m looking forward to helping Cultivatd define which direction they want to grow and help them raise the funds to get there.

Daniel Penn, Strategy and Partnerships, Cultivatd

In 2012, Daniel co-founded his first company – Tickit Health, which he grew from two to 20 employees. He accomplished this growth while recruiting key clients, like B.C.’s Providence Health Care, Boston Children’s Hospital, and the San Francisco Public Health Department. Adding to his repertoire, Daniel has gained key experience working in senior leadership roles for companies like Terramera and Hekate.

As the Head of Business Development for Terramera, Daniel developed a new business model for the company that focused on regenerative agriculture and helped the company raise >$10 million, to fund the new direction. Daniel recently departed his role as CEO for Hekate where he supported the company’s growth as the first mushroom supplement company geared for professional athletes. An entrepreneur at heart, Daniel continues to seek new, solution-oriented opportunities across unique industries.

Through these diverse corporate experiences, Daniel has discovered his niche is in working with companies on their early-stage development. Daniel pointed out, “the first few years are the most critical for a new company. It’s imperative they grow fast, but they also need to spend the time to determine which direction is best for them to grow.” Daniel has been able to leverage learnings from his own and other young companies across industries, to help new businesses – like Cultivatd – with their own growth plans.

Daniel is also excited to be returning to the food industry. Having studied Food Science at the University of Copenhagen and written three cookbooks, quality food has always played an important role in Daniel’s life.

I want my kids and grandkids to have access to clean and responsibly grown produce – indoor farming will play a major role in that future.

Daniel Penn, Strategy and Partnerships, Cultivatd

About Cultivatd

At Cultivatd, we make indoor farming easy. Leveraging years of experience in the indoor farming industry, we assess your needs and recommend the best solution for your budget, growing type, location, and knowledge. Additionally, we offer Farming-as-a-Service (FaaS), general consulting services, and capital funding.

As you enter the vertical farming space, you can depend on us to guide you through the selection of the proper agriculture technology to meet your indoor farm’s needs.

For Media Inquiries:

Eric Levesque
Managing Partner
eric.levesque@cultivatd.com
613-360-5195