Isabella Fantini

Venture Advisor

Isabella is a Venture Advisor and was formerly a member of the investing team at REMUS where she focused on deals related to the agriculture and food industries.

Prior to joining REMUS, Isabella was an analyst at SOSV’s Food-X Accelerator Program, an accelerator for food companies. There, she managed the accelerator’s portfolio and developed relationships with founders in order to support their growth. She led the entire deal process for 12 follow-on investments and worked to optimize deal flow and streamline the accelerator’s application interview process. Isabella also spent time at Mercato, a grocery delivery company, where she was an early member of the Merchant Growth Sales Team.

Before shifting her focus to agriculture and food-based investing, Isabella worked at Berenberg Capital Markets, where she focused on European Equity Sales, as well as at Adam & Partners Investment advisors and Deutsche Bank. She holds a BSc in Financial Economics from the University of St. Andrews, where she was a member of the St. Andrews Investment Society and the St. Andrews Economic Forum.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received? 

“Don’t look at how far you have to go; look at how far you have come.” I cannot remember where I first read this, but I recall this quote whenever I’m stressed while making a big decision about the future. It always brings me back to the present.

What’s something few people know about you? 

I love the ocean and was an ocean lifeguard for years throughout college.

What excites you about the next decade?

I am excited to see how the world of food and AgTech evolves over the next 10 years. I can envision a world where humans do not rely on animals as their main source of protein, where our climate and food system is not on the brink of disaster, and where food is used as a source of medicine and wellness. I am excited to find and support the companies that are building this future.