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Tsuyoshi Stuart Oda Founder & CEO

Tsuyoshi Stuart Oda is an investment banker turned urban farmer with a passion for innovation and sustainability. In 2013, Stuart founded Alesca Life, an agricultural technology company that builds weatherproof, cloud-connected farms and farm digitization tools to improve the efficiency of farming globally. Alesca Life has been selected into prestigious global accelerator programs including the Barclays Capital Unreasonable Impact, Alltech Pearse Lyons Accelerator, and Dubai Future Accelerators as an innovator in the field of controlled environment agriculture and hyper-local urban farming. Stuart possesses a unique blend of corporate finance and consumer product know-how having previously worked in the investment banking division of Merrill Lynch Japan Securities and the global emerging markets business development team at Dell China. He has an intimate understanding of key global mega-trends through his extensive industry and country coverage and personal and professional travel to over 50 countries. He received his B.A. in Political Science and Business Economics from UCLA.
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