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About Us

Cena Ventures is an advisory firm with the mission to co-create a future of food that's healthy for both our planet & bodies. 

Based out of Stockholm, Cena Ventures collaborates with entrepreneurs, investors, corporates and other actors across the world accelerate the impact of health-, foodtech innovations

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Our Philosophy

We need to build our future food system based on ancient wisdom

At Cena, we are convinced that the answer to rebuilding our food systems lies in the combining disruptive high-tech innovation with the perspective and wisdom from ancient cultures relation to food. Science can equip us, but we need wisdom & visions to guide us.

We must serve future generations by a menu of disruptive innovations

At Cena we don’t just want bring new food products to the market. We want to work with innovations that are tailored to the needs of humans today and tomorrow. At best, food should provide personal wellbeing, bring together communities and lay the foundation of national security.

We need global scaling with local adaptations

Many foodtech companies are scaling by exporting products. Some are even reinventing the wheel by working on innovations that exist elsewhere. At Cena, we advocate scaling innovation efficiently by B2B, third party licensing models and we use our extensive network to do so.

"Science can equip us, but we need wisdom & visions to guide us"

Founder Story

Jacqueline is the founder and owner of Cena Ventures. Before Cena, she worked worked at ICA, Sweden’s largest retailer as strategy manager and then Head of ICA Växa, the foodtech innovation Hub. During her role as Head of ICA Växa, the innovation hub for plant-based & food tech, Jacqueline was responsible for collaborations within research, entrepreneurs, investors, suppliers, & the Swedish farmers association.

Prior to ICA, Jacqueline worked as a strategy consultant in London, interned at the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in New York, co-founded a Hydroponics enterprise whilst at university. She holds a BSc Management from Cass Business School, London

Jacqueline Dangoor Engdahl

Founder & CEO

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