[Note: This story originally ran on the Swell Investing blog.]

Stuart Oda hates waiting.

While working at Dell examining corporate development in emerging markets, Oda noticed the challenges of getting fresh produce to people in food deserts in global metropolitan cities and emerging market countries like China and India. There was little-to-no infrastructure, no markets selling fresh produce and a huge amount of resources spent to transport what Oda essentially calls a “ball of water… with a little bit of nutrients and fiber in a perishable, damageable form” to these areas.

He also knew that global agricultural supply chain…

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