meet the team
Driando is a food scientist-entrepreneur-artist whose life mission is to give people access to affordable, nutritious, and sustainable plant-based protein sources through tempeh. Which, growing up in Bogor in Indonesia, he’s been eating since he was a baby.
Driando is a very talented musician and loves nothing more than playing with his band (well, except for tempeh).
Chris is a biochemist-turned-entrepreneur who’s excited by the amazing potential of translating advances in food science and technology into real-world impact. Something he believes we can do through tempeh fermentation.
Chris is a very keen runner, running multiple marathons a year. All fuelled by tempeh, of course.
Elin is a marketing strategist who’s passionate about making the world a happier, fairer and more sustainable place. As part of this, she’s been a long-time advocate of plant-based eating, having been veggie for over 10 years and vegan for almost 8.
Elin is a huge animal lover - she’s at her happiest when she’s surrounded by furry friends (with a bowl of tempe kecap in hand, obviously).
Fabio is a food scientist with a passion for plant-based food and Indonesian culture, through which he realised the potential of tempeh in creating a more sustainable future. He also has lots of experience in developing the tastiest plant-based foods he can.
There are three pillars to Fabio’s life: playing ultimate frisbee, drinking Italian coffee and anything to do with tempeh.
Elvira is yet another food science whizz in the Better Nature team. Elvira’s main interest is the relation between food and health, so she’s keen to help people eat better through developing the world’s most nutritious tempeh-based foods.
Elvira loves nothing more than some salsa - the dance and to dip her tempeh in it.
Ursa is a true jack-of-all-trades when it comes to design and creativity. Besides her passion for making beautiful designs, she’s also a food enthusiast with a newfound love for tempeh. She's even made her own out of all different beans and nuts.
Ursa loves to paint, and she’s found her new muse in tempeh.
Noora is a multi-talented sustainability guru whose main passions include reducing food waste and promoting ethical, low-impact living. She’s been working in plant-based food for over 4 years, so she really knows her stuff.
Noora is a big advocate for the DeRose method and eating copious amounts of tahini (tahini + tempeh = heaven).
Federico is an eclectic growth strategist with a background in Economics. He’s committed to creating positive change, which he defines as building long-term value for customers, the planet, colleagues, and investors - never compromising on values.
After 9 years of living abroad, he's still proudly Italian and has never lost his accent. Just like tempeh, he thinks celebrating his roots are important.
Lidwina is a food biotechnology extraordinaire who loves nothing more than running research, especially on tempeh. Even though tempeh is well-known in Indonesia, she wants all Indonesians to appreciate all of its incredible benefits.
Lidwina loves both singing and tempeh so much, that she serenades her soybeans before they go into the incubator.
Thalis is a food scientist who's committed to creating a more sustainable food system, which she believes we can achieve by promoting and innovating on delicious plant-protein foods. She's also a fermented foods enthusiast, so needless to say she found her new passion in tempeh.
Thalis loves drawing, and never goes anywhere without her pastels (and a bowl of tempeh to keep her fuelled, of course).
Misha is a chemist and environmental activist, who feels at her calmest doing research in the lab. Her dream is for everyone to be able to do their bit for the planet, with one of the ways to do so being through food - especially tempeh.
Misha loves nothing more than to explore nature's beautiful creations: the mountains, the forest, and tempeh of course.
Diana is an Illustrator-turned-Designer who loves to put her work to good use by bringing a bit more colour and creativity to the world. It’s great to be able to mix this passion with her love for tempeh and all the goodness it has to offer.
Diana is happiest when playing guitar, snooping around charity shops for second hand gems, and testing out new tempeh recipes.