Matt Vail

Local Roots Farms
Matt co-founded Local Roots with Eric Ellestad to help develop modular indoor farming technologies and build a distributed network business model to expand access to hyper-local organic produce and tackle challenges in our food system. Currently, Matt leads all design and integration, R&D, and engineering at Local Roots.

Prior to Local Roots, Matt worked in investment banking. He also worked in numerous biomedical laboratories, including a computational biochemistry labs which explored potential pharmaceutical molecules using biomimicry of the protein beta-hairpin turn in cyclic tetra peptides. Matt received an M.S. in Biomedical Engineering and Finance along with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, French, and Neuro Science from Washington University.

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