Fish 2.0 West Coast Sponsors
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation is committed to making a meaningful difference in environmental conservation, patient care and scientific research. Intel co-founder Gordon, and his wife Betty, established the foundation in 2000 to support bold ideas that create lasting impact around the world and at home in the San Francisco Bay Area. Supporting projects like the Fish 2.0 competition, a field-building business competition for the sustainable seafood sector, the foundation is enabling innovative solutions that deliver lasting results.
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation works with partners around the world to improve the lives of children, families, and communities—and to restore and protect our planet. The Foundation’s Marine Fisheries subprogram supports efforts to increase both the demand for and supply of sustainable seafood, using market forces to promote responsible fisheries and aquaculture practices. We are excited about the potential that the Fish 2.0 has to expand the network of investors in the sustainable seafood sector. We believe the program will inspire successful businesses innovations that create both environmental and financial benefits.
Lane Powell is a multi-specialty law firm with nearly 200 attorneys in offices located throughout Washington, Oregon and Alaska. Our Sustainability team works closely with companies that strive to reduce the environmental impact of their offerings, as well as improve their labor, supply chain, distribution and production practices. We assist startups, investors and other participants in the sustainable seafood sector with mergers and acquisitions, corporate and maritime vessel financing, raising capital, corporate restructuring and governance, fund formation, North Pacific fisheries catch allocations and other regulations advancing species use and sustainability, cross-border transactional matters for Canadian companies, licensing and distribution transactions, fish and wildlife issues, and other commercial matters. Our team also regularly advises financial institutions with regard to fisheries loans. With the evolving focus on the relationship between environmental and human-influenced processes, the companies that succeed will be those who capitalize on ever-expanding opportunities, which is why we are proud to support Fish 2.0.
“The nation behaves well if it treats the natural resources as assets which it must turn over to the next generation increased and not impaired in value.” Theodore Roosevelt
The Salmon Innovation Fund (SIF) is a seed stage fund investing in early stage technologies that benefit wild Pacific Salmon populations and/or resilience. Seattle-based SIF works closely with its conservation, scientific, tribal, government and industry partners to identify challenges being faced by those concerned with salmon population or resilience issues, identifies early stage technologies that solve those challenges, and invests in those early stage technology companies contingent on them making their solution available to SIF’s partners. SIF partners get access to new and better technology faster, building capacity and increasing speed in the space. SIF investors get competitive asset class returns (the early stage companies will likely obtain liquidity exiting outside of the fisheries industry,) while knowing their investment is directly impacting efforts to increase populations and resilience of the iconic fish of the North American Pacific Rim. For more information, please visit our web site at www.salmonfund.com or contact Managing Partner Brock Mansfield at 206-778-7095.