The Big Gamble

In the Big Gamble, we will hear from venture capitalists and investors who are betting on the next big food-related innovations

Lily Ng

Lily Ng

CEO, Foodie Group Limited

Lily Ng is no stranger to building fast growing businesses and charting new frontiers with a vision. At her current role, she has transformed Foodie’s traditional print-based business into an award-winning digital platform that leads market trends in food and dining and audience-engagement solutions for the business community.


Donna NguyenPhuoc

Donna NguyenPhuoc

Partner, SPARQ Capital

Based in Hong Kong, Donna NguyenPhuoc is Partner of SPARQ Capital, a multi-FO investment vehicle providing venture capital to technology-based growth-stage companies. Through its global network, SPARQ offers and manages investments to highly compelling and well-curated opportunities in Europe and the US. Donna is passionate about sustainability, which is also one of SPARQ's areas of focus for investments.

Manav Gupta

Manav Gupta

CEO, Brinc

Manav Gupta is the Founder & CEO of Brinc, a venture accelerator that invests in founders around the world that are developing technology-enabled physical products across their many global programs with support functions, covering sourcing, manufacturing, sales & inventory backed lending.

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Dan Pathomvanich

CEO, NR Instant Produce Limited

Dan Pathomvanich is CEO of NR Instant Produce, a leading export-focused co-packer of speciality foods in Thailand. NR Instant Produce is ‘betting’ on the future of the plant-based industry and growing it together with leading venture capital funds from around the world. They are supporting several initiatives from launching the largest plant-based accelerator in the world, to building plant-based facilities in the United States.