Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson
Co-Founder & Venture Partner, Rethink Food
Drummer, DJ, producer, entrepreneur, director, New York Times best-selling and James Beard Award nominated author, 5-time GRAMMY Award winning musical, and co-founder of The Roots – Questlove, is an early stage investor in the high growth sector of “future of food” companies including Impossible Foods, JUST, Perfect Day, RightRice, Ocean Huggers, Apeel, and Magic Spoon.
Being early to alternative meats, Questlove is focused on what is new and who impacts it. He is strategically investing in companies that aspire to have a social or environmental impact in food, technology, agriculture, and biotech with a “better for you, better for the planet” mission. He is an Advisor to Right Rice and has partnered with his portfolio companies on several initiatives focused on food access and education.
Questlove has been a voice in the culinary world as the author of Mixtape Potluck and somethingtofoodabout, the host of a series of Food Salons with world-renowned and innovative chefs, and the launch of, Questlove’s Cheesesteak™ made with Impossible™ 2.0. Questlove has appeared as a Guest Judge on Top Chef Season 11 and his interest in food, his investments, and his own culinary endeavors have been featured on the cover of New
York Magazine, in Forbes, Vogue, Food & Wine Magazine, Bon Appetit, People, the New York Times, Rolling Stone, and seen on The View, The Today Show, Watch What Happens Live, and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. He is a board member of Food & Finance High School (Food Education Fund), and an Advisor to Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD), and a co-founder of the CAPA Foundation.