Seagriculture USA

11 - 12 September 2024

Ketchikan, Alaska, USA

An investor’s perspective

Jason Mitchell, Co-Founder, Norfolk Green Ventures, USA

About the speaker:

Jason is an operations management executive, entrepreneur, and consultant with a passion for leading in complex environments.  Most recently, Jason is President and Co-Founder of Norfolk Green Ventures (NGV), an investment company focused on helping the seaweed industry reach its potential.  Jason is also Principal Consultant and Founder of Steamboat Road Consulting, an operations management consulting firm offering services to improve and integrate people, processes, and technology in manufacturing, maritime and aquaculture industries.  

Jason’s primary background is in leading multi-billion-dollar, multi-year projects, involving thousands of personnel for naval ship construction and repair.  Jason also has experience with the development of large commercial land-based, recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS), in the U.S. and in Europe.  While President & Chief Operating Officer at Whole Oceans, Jason was responsible for the first commercial-scale fully permitted land-based aquaculture permit for Salmon in Maine.  Among Jason’s many entrepreneurial endeavors, he served as Co-Founder and CFO of Helm’s Brewing Company (since re-branded to Two Roots Brewing Co.) in San Diego, California with a successful exit in 2017.

Jason is currently an Adjunct Professor of Project Management, at Northeastern University Roux, in Portland, Maine.  Jason earned an Executive Certificate in Strategy and Innovation from the MIT Sloan School of Management, a Master of Science in Business Administration in Production & Operations Management from San Diego State University, and a Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point.   Jason also has a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI).



Norfolk Green Ventures is committed to helping seaweed reach its full potential. They believe seaweed will be the most transformative crop of our lifetime and is a solution to some of the world’s most challenging problems. They view investment in the seaweed industry as an opportunity to do well for investors and do good for the planet. Their strategy is to identify and invest in great ideas, exceptional people, and quality assets. Leveraging their deep expertise and extensive network in the business world, they aim to foster growth in the companies they invest in and empower entrepreneurs to build world-class seaweed businesses. Their portfolio currently consists of 11 companies from around the world and across the value chain. Norfolk Green Ventures is always looking to invest in new, exciting, and transformative ideas. 

For more information about investment strategies please visit their website at www.norfolkgreenventures.com or get in touch at contact@norfolkgreenventures.com.


In his presentation, Jason will explore the world of investment in the seaweed industry from an investor's lens. Titled "An Investor's Perspective," this presentation explores strategies for navigating this growing sector, including a practical method for making informed investing decisions using a scorecard framework. Whether you're a seasoned investor, new to the industry, or an entrepreneur curious about the point of view of an investor in the space, this presentation will provide valuable insights into unlocking potential across the entire seaweed value chain.