Renske Lynde, General Partner 1st Course Capital, has been an advocate for a healthier & more sustainable food system for 20+ years. She is co-founder of Food System 6, a non-profit accelerator based in the SF Bay Area that supports mission-driven entrepreneurs from around the world transforming how we grow, produce and distribute food. Renske has been an active investor, philanthropist and Board member in the food system with early personal investments in companies such as Imperfect Foods and Lineage Logistics. Renske began her career advocating for sustainable agriculture in global trade policy and went on to build direct-to-consumer market channels for farmers in Philadelphia. She subsequently directed efforts to improve the food stamp and school meal programs for the San Francisco Food Bank. Renske was a Berkeley Food Institute Fellow, and she holds BA degrees from Boston University in Political Science and Psychology and an MPP from UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy.