A fireside chat with Stuart Oda of Alesca Life. We'll talk about his path from investment banker to an urban farmer and how his business aims to revolutionize the way we farm. In 2013, Stuart founded Alesca Life, an agricultural technology company that builds indoor, vertical farms and farm management solutions to improve the efficiency of farming globally. Since then, Alesca has been named a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer and has been selected into prestigious global accelerator programs including Stanford StartX, Thrive Agtech, Barclays Capital Unreasonable Impact, Alltech Pearse Lyons, BitsxBites, and Dubai Futures as an innovator in the field of controlled environment agriculture and hyper-local urban farming.
Founder and CEO of Alesca Life
Stuart possesses a unique blend of corporate finance and consumer product know-how having previously worked in the investment banking division of Merrill Lynch Japan Securities and the global emerging markets business development team at Dell China. He has an intimate understanding of key global mega-trends through his extensive industry and country coverage and personal and professional travel to over 50 countries. He received his B.A. in Political Science and Business Economics from UCLA.