Seagriculture Speaker

Seagriculture USA

6 - 7 September 2023

Portland, ME, USA

Investment Opportunities in the Seaweed Industry

Lisa Sebesta, Consultant to Funds, Foundations and Family Offices,

Sitari Capital, USA

About the speaker:

As Founder of Sitari Capital, Lisa works with investors to evaluate and manage impactful, direct investments in private companies that align with their values.  She was previously a Managing Partner at Fresh Source Capital, LLC, and a General Partner in Fresh Source Capital Fund 1, which focuses on the sustainable food and agriculture sector.  Previously Lisa spent 15 years as an equity analyst and portfolio manager for boutique investment firms in Boston.  

Lisa has served as an advisor and/or board director for several food and agriculture organizations, including Atlantic Sea Farms, Farmers To You, Big Picture Beef, and Boston Public Market.  

Lisa holds an undergraduate degree from Holy Cross and earned her Masters at the Fletcher School at Tufts University.  She is a CFA® Charterholder and member of the Boston Security Analysts Society.

Company info: 


Sitari Capital is a research and consulting firm dedicated to helping investors access private investment opportunities in innovative, mission-driven companies.  We work with investors who are committed to using their capital to fulfill their personal goals, both financial and social.  We see the potential for private businesses to create profitable models that also have positive impacts on society.  


The opportunity to build the seaweed industry in North America will require multiple types of capital from a diverse set of sources.  This presentation will address the investment instruments and vehicles needed to build out this industry, as well as funding opportunities available to seaweed businesses and investors, and examine other potential sources of capital and a vision of how they can work together.  


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