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Harnessing forest fungal networks to address the climate crisis.

About Us

Soils are alive. A handful of soil can contain hundreds of miles of fungal hyphae, microscopic facilitators of soil and plant health. Science is only now beginning to grasp the profound effects incredible soil fungal biodiversity has on forests.

At Funga, we use the forest fungal microbiome to improve forestry outcomes and address the climate crisis while enhancing beneficial microbial biodiversity. We combine modern DNA sequencing and machine learning technology with breakthrough research on the forest microbiome to put the right native, biodiverse communities of mycorrhizal fungi in the right place. This leads to more quality wood created more quickly, more carbon sequestered, and more resilient forests.

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The Team

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Dr. Colin Averill

Founder,
Chief Scientific Officer

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Dr. Ian Ware

Lead Scientist

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Erika Randolph

Head of Business Strategy and Operations

 
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Will Canine

Business Strategy
Consultant

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Dr. Ann Raiho

Lead Data Scientist

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Caylon Yates

Developer and Bioinformatician

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J. Anthony Seliskar

Chief of Staff

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Jenna Luecke

Head of Communication

Advisors

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Dr. Matt Wallenstein

Head of Soil Science at Syngenta, Cofounder of Growcentia

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Vered Konijnendijk

Management Consultant
and Lead Venture Architect
with BCG Ventures

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Dr. Tom Crowther

Professor of Global Ecosystem Ecology at ETH Zürich and founder of Crowther Lab

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Dr. Michael Washburn

Principal and Owner at Washburn Consulting: Sustainability and Public Affairs

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Jonathan Hennek

Former VP and Global Head of Carbon Product at Indigo

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Lauren Serota

Product Research and Development Consultant

Partners

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