Saltwater, Sunshine, and the Future of Food
iWi (pronounced ee-we) means tribe in Maori.

Our name is rooted in our belief that we’re all one tribe on this planet - and a growing tribe at that. Our global population is set to reach 10 billion by 2050 - our current food systems can’t support our population growth without ruining the planet we all live on. We can’t ignore this challenge much longer.

We founded iWi to pioneer a new approach to sustainable food cultivation. Set on arid land and powered by renewable energy, sunlight, and saltwater, our algae farms yield more essential amino acids and vital nutrients per acre and gallon of water than traditional plant or animal based farming. Plus we don’t disrupt marine ecosystems.

This is planet-based nutrition. Join the tribe.

Our Team
Meet the farmers, scientists, food wizards and health nuts of iWi.
Miguel Calatayud
CEO

Co-founded two food companies and has 20 years of experience in the food and farming industry, globally. His life’s purpose is to optimize the use of all our planet’s resources to feed our growing population in a sustainable way.

Javier Rivera
CFO


Javier’s background at innovative start-up companies dedicated to delivering clean energy make him the perfect fit as CFO at this revolutionary enterprise. He is a seasoned financial executive and CPA with more than 20 years experience at organizations that include large public companies and IPOs

Dr. Rebecca White
VP Operations


Rebecca knows we need to be more creative with how we think about food and nutrition. She comes to us with a PhD in Microbiology and is a world-renowned algae expert. She is driven to realize the full potential of this revolutionary crop, a sustainable source that can provide nourishment for people everywhere.

David Betrus
VP OF SALES

Having held leadership positions with pioneers in the herbal supplement industry, David is perfectly poised to oversee the sales within the world-altering algae

Rick Fenner

VP of Supply Chain

Rick is enthusiastic about our green protein and is dedicated to getting it where it needs to go. He’s an accomplished Executive Manager with 20 years of hands- on experience in Supply Chain Distribution, and a proven track record of positively impacting results and logistics metrics

By Rachel Crane @CNNTech
"Is algae the food of the future?"