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Doug Cameron, Ph.D.


Technology Investor and Advisor

Dr. Doug Cameron is a technology investor and advisor in food, agriculture and applied biology. He is co-president of the investment firm, First Green Partners. He is a senior advisor to the Asia Green Fund and he previously led the Western activities of the US-China Green Fund.

Cameron’s other investment experience includes chief scientific officer at Khosla Ventures and managing director in the cleantech investment banking group at Piper Jaffray. Prior to becoming an investor, Cameron was director of biotechnology and chief scientist at Cargill, Inc. and a professor of chemical and biological engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has had a passion for food and agriculture his entire career—his first job out of college was with a start-up company, Advanced Harvesting Systems, which focused on large-scale plant protein production for animal and human nutrition.

Cameron is on the Excellence Advisory Board of the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT) and advises several start-up companies, including Apeel Science, DMC Biotechnologies, Geltor and Nature’s Fynd. He is also a member of the Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research Board of Directors.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering in biomedical engineering from Duke University and a doctorate degree in biochemical engineering from MIT. Cameron enjoys bicycling and explored Iowa’s agriculture by bike as he completed the 430-mile RAGBRAI bicycle ride across the state with his wife, Sally.

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