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Thomas Jonas

Chief Executive Officer

Thomas believes in asking the big questions but also in finding new and different solutions. When a chance encounter on the beach in Hawaii led Thomas to a lab in Montana where he met Mark, he saw infinite possibilities in the tiny microscopic organism. When others often ask why, Thomas’ curiosity drives him to ask, why not and what if? Why not use the nutritional power of Fy to positively impact the environment and disrupt the food industry? What if Fy could feed people today and for generations to come? And as a former officer in the French Air Force, Thomas knows that even the sky is not the limit.
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Dr. Mark Kozubal

Chief Science Officer

Mark loves exploring science to find groundbreaking ways to benefit mankind. True to his curious nature, he journeyed to Yellowstone National Park and later discovered an extremophile microbe in samples taken from the hot springs. This microbe eventually grew to become our nutritional fungi protein, Fy. As a leading expert in extremophile organisms, it’s no surprise that his deep knowledge has led NASA, the National Science Foundation, the USDA, and the EPA to seek him out. When Mark isn’t researching extremophiles, he likes to mountain bike, backcountry ski, and strum guitar.
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Matthew Strongin

Chief Financial Officer

Matthew is passionate about leveraging technology to deliver a sustained impact on the planet and our society. This enthusiasm led him to Nature’s Fynd after working in venture capital and banking. As a venture investor in early-stage companies focused on agriculture and energy, Matthew experienced firsthand the struggles and rewards of commercializing technologies that both challenge convention and create sustainable solutions that disrupt the food industry in a positive way. He enjoys building towards audacious goals using his innovative spirit— just ask him about completely remodeling his home in his spare time.
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Karuna Rawal

Chief Marketing Officer

As a marketer with award-winning international success, Karuna was ready for the challenge of building a purpose-driven brand from the ground up. That brand? Nature’s Fynd. Karuna’s broad experience in launching new food innovations combined with an intentional focus on how we can create a better food system led her to this position. Building on the company’s unique origins, Karuna is crafting a compelling narrative for Nature’s Fynd. And her own enthusiasm for food extends beyond her kitchen to seeking out amazing tasting vegan food. So if you’re in Chicago, ask her to share a favorite recipe or restaurant she last visited for a flawless recommendation.
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Jim Millis

Chief Technology Officer

Jim’s belief is simple: live modestly and leave the world in a better place than you found it. He does this by preparing food from his own garden and through his work at Nature’s Fynd. With over thirty years of working as an entrepreneurial leader and his expertise in fermentation technology, Jim helped create the breakthrough method used to grow our nutritional fungi protein, Fy. This innovative spirit comes from a family of creators. With a woodshop on his family’s farm and an uncle in the business of wood lathes, Jim also loves woodturning to craft stunning bowls from reclaimed wood.
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Privacy Policy

Web­site Pri­va­cy Policy


The Fyn­der Group, Inc., a Delaware cor­po­ra­tion doing busi­ness as Nature’s Fynd (the Com­pa­ny” or We” or Us”) respect your privacy.

This pol­i­cy describes the types of infor­ma­tion we may col­lect from you or that you may pro­vide when you vis­it the web­site https://​www​.natures​fynd​.com (our Web­site”) and our prac­tices for col­lect­ing, using, main­tain­ing, pro­tect­ing, and dis­clos­ing infor­ma­tion that we col­lect through:

  • This Web­site.
  • Email mes­sages that we send to you and oth­er elec­tron­ic com­mu­ni­ca­tions between you and this Website.

It does not apply to infor­ma­tion col­lect­ed by:

  • Us offline or through any oth­er means, includ­ing on any oth­er web­site oper­at­ed by Com­pa­ny or any third par­ty; or
  • Any third par­ty, includ­ing through any appli­ca­tion or con­tent (includ­ing adver­tis­ing) that may link to or be acces­si­ble from the Website

Please read this pol­i­cy care­ful­ly to under­stand our poli­cies and prac­tices regard­ing your infor­ma­tion and how we will treat it. This pri­va­cy pol­i­cy may change from time to time (see Changes to Our Pri­va­cy Pol­i­cy). Please check this pri­va­cy pol­i­cy peri­od­i­cal­ly for updates.

Chil­dren Under the Age of 13

Our Web­site is not intend­ed for chil­dren under 13 years of age. No one under age 13 may pro­vide any per­son­al infor­ma­tion to the Web­site. We do not know­ing­ly col­lect per­son­al infor­ma­tion from chil­dren under 13. If you are under 13, do not use or pro­vide any infor­ma­tion on this Website.

Infor­ma­tion We Col­lect About You and How We Col­lect It

We col­lect sev­er­al types of infor­ma­tion from and about users of our Web­site, includ­ing information:

  • By which you may be per­son­al­ly iden­ti­fied, such as name, email address, and zip code (“per­son­al infor­ma­tion”); and/​or
  • That is about you but indi­vid­u­al­ly does not iden­ti­fy you, such as infor­ma­tion about your inter­net con­nec­tion and the equip­ment you use to access our Website.

We and our ser­vice providers col­lect this information:

  • Direct­ly from you when you pro­vide it to us.
  • Auto­mat­i­cal­ly as you nav­i­gate through the site. Infor­ma­tion col­lect­ed auto­mat­i­cal­ly may include usage details, IP address­es, and infor­ma­tion col­lect­ed through cook­ies and oth­er track­ing technologies.
  • From third par­ties, for exam­ple, our busi­ness partners.

Infor­ma­tion You Pro­vide to Us

The infor­ma­tion we col­lect on or through our Web­site may include:

  • Infor­ma­tion that you pro­vide by fill­ing in forms on our Web­site, such when you sub­scribe to our newslet­ter. We may also ask you for infor­ma­tion when you report a prob­lem with our Website.
  • Records and copies of your cor­re­spon­dence (includ­ing email address­es), if you con­tact us.
  • Your respons­es to sur­veys that we might ask you to com­plete for research purposes.
  • Your search queries on the Website.

Infor­ma­tion We Col­lect Through Auto­mat­ic Data Col­lec­tion Technologies

As you nav­i­gate through and inter­act with our Web­site, we may use auto­mat­ic data col­lec­tion tech­nolo­gies to col­lect cer­tain infor­ma­tion about your equip­ment, brows­ing actions, and pat­terns, including:

  • Details of your vis­its to our Web­site, includ­ing traf­fic data, approx­i­mate loca­tion derived from your IP address, logs, and oth­er com­mu­ni­ca­tion data and the resources that you access and use on the Website.
  • Infor­ma­tion about your device and inter­net con­nec­tion, includ­ing your IP address, oper­at­ing sys­tem, and brows­er type.

It helps us to improve our Web­site and to deliv­er a bet­ter and more per­son­al­ized ser­vice, includ­ing by enabling us to:

  • Esti­mate our audi­ence size and usage patterns.
  • Store infor­ma­tion about your pref­er­ences, allow­ing us to cus­tomize our Web­site accord­ing to your indi­vid­ual interests.
  • Speed up your searches.
  • Rec­og­nize you when you return to our Website.

The tech­nolo­gies we use for this auto­mat­ic data col­lec­tion may include:

  • Cook­ies (or brows­er cook­ies). A cook­ie is a small file placed on the hard dri­ve of your com­put­er. Cook­ies allow us to col­lect infor­ma­tion such as brows­er type, time spent on the Web­site, pages vis­it­ed and oth­er traf­fic data. We do not cur­rent­ly respond to brows­er do-not-track set­tings. You may refuse to accept brows­er cook­ies by acti­vat­ing the appro­pri­ate set­ting on your brows­er. How­ev­er, if you select this set­ting you may be unable to access cer­tain parts of our Web­site. Unless you have adjust­ed your brows­er set­ting so that it will refuse cook­ies, our sys­tem will issue cook­ies when you direct your brows­er to our Website.
  • Web Bea­cons. Pages of our the Web­site and our emails may con­tain small elec­tron­ic files known as web bea­cons (also referred to as clear gifs, pix­el tags, and sin­gle-pix­el gifs) that per­mit the Com­pa­ny, for exam­ple, to count users who have vis­it­ed those pages or opened an email and for oth­er relat­ed web­site sta­tis­tics (for exam­ple, record­ing the pop­u­lar­i­ty of cer­tain web­site con­tent and ver­i­fy­ing sys­tem and serv­er integrity).
  • Ana­lyt­ics. We use Google Ana­lyt­ics, which uses cook­ies and sim­i­lar tech­nolo­gies to col­lect and ana­lyze infor­ma­tion about use of the Ser­vices and report on activ­i­ties and trends. This ser­vice may also col­lect infor­ma­tion regard­ing the use of oth­er web­sites, apps and online resources. You can learn about Google’s prac­tices by going to www​.google​.com/​p​o​l​i​c​i​e​s​/​p​r​i​v​a​c​y​/​p​a​r​t​ners/, and exer­cise the opt-out pro­vid­ed by Google by down­load­ing the Google Ana­lyt­ics opt-out brows­er add-on, avail­able at https://​tools​.google​.com/​d​l​p​a​g​e​/​g​a​o​ptout. In addi­tion, we use Hot­jar in order to bet­ter under­stand our users’ needs and to opti­mize this ser­vice and expe­ri­ence. Hot­jar is a tech­nol­o­gy ser­vice that helps us bet­ter under­stand our users’ expe­ri­ence (e.g. how much time they spend on which pages, which links they choose to click, what users do and don’t like, etc.) and this enables us to build and main­tain our ser­vice with user feed­back. Hot­jar uses cook­ies and oth­er tech­nolo­gies to col­lect data on our users’ behav­ior and their devices. This includes a device’s IP address (processed dur­ing your ses­sion and stored in a de-iden­ti­fied form), device screen size, device type (unique device iden­ti­fiers), brows­er infor­ma­tion, geo­graph­ic loca­tion (coun­try only), and the pre­ferred lan­guage used to dis­play our web­site. Hot­jar stores this infor­ma­tion on our behalf in a pseu­do­nymized user pro­file. Hot­jar is con­trac­tu­al­ly for­bid­den to sell any of the data col­lect­ed on our behalf. For fur­ther details, please see the about Hot­jar’ sec­tion of Hotjar’s sup­port site.

We may tie this infor­ma­tion to per­son­al infor­ma­tion about you that we col­lect from oth­er sources or you pro­vide to us. If we do, we will treat the com­bined infor­ma­tion as per­son­al infor­ma­tion as long as it is combined.

How We Use Your Information

We use infor­ma­tion that we col­lect about you or that you pro­vide to us, includ­ing any per­son­al information:

  • To present our Web­site and its con­tents to you.
  • To pro­vide you with infor­ma­tion, prod­ucts, or ser­vices that you request from us.
  • To accom­plish our busi­ness pur­pos­es, such as to main­tain or mod­i­fy our cur­rent ser­vices, devel­op new ser­vices, and for analy­sis for busi­ness report­ing and to pro­vide per­son­al­ized services.
  • To ful­fill any oth­er pur­pose for which you pro­vide it.
  • To car­ry out our oblig­a­tions and enforce our rights aris­ing from any con­tracts entered into between you and us.
  • To noti­fy you about changes to our Web­site or any prod­ucts or ser­vices we offer or pro­vide though it.
  • In any oth­er way we may describe when you pro­vide the information.
  • For any oth­er pur­pose with your consent.
  • To con­tact you about goods and ser­vices that may be of inter­est to you. If you do not want us to use your infor­ma­tion in this way, please check the rel­e­vant box locat­ed on our cook­ie pol­i­cy page. For more infor­ma­tion, see Choic­es About How We Use Your Information.
  • To enable us to dis­play adver­tise­ments to our adver­tis­ers’ tar­get audi­ences. If you click on or oth­er­wise inter­act with an adver­tise­ment, the adver­tis­er may assume that you meet its tar­get criteria.

Dis­clo­sure of Your Information

We may use and dis­close infor­ma­tion that does not reveal your spe­cif­ic iden­ti­ty or direct­ly relate to an iden­ti­fi­able indi­vid­ual with­out restriction.

We may dis­close per­son­al infor­ma­tion that we col­lect or you pro­vide as described in this pri­va­cy policy:

  • To our sub­sidiaries and affiliates.
  • To con­trac­tors, ser­vice providers, and oth­er third par­ties we use to sup­port our business.
  • To a buy­er or oth­er suc­ces­sor in the event of a merg­er, divesti­ture, restruc­tur­ing, reor­ga­ni­za­tion, dis­so­lu­tion, or oth­er sale or trans­fer of some or all of our assets, whether as a going con­cern or as part of bank­rupt­cy, liq­ui­da­tion, or sim­i­lar pro­ceed­ing, in which per­son­al infor­ma­tion held by us about our Web­site users is among the assets transferred.
  • To ful­fill the pur­pose for which you pro­vide it. 
  • For par­ties dis­closed by us when you pro­vide the information.
  • With your consent.
  • To com­ply with any court order, law, or legal process, includ­ing to respond to any gov­ern­ment or reg­u­la­to­ry request.
  • To enforce or apply our terms of ser­vice (natures​fynd​.com/​t​e​r​m​s​-​o​f​-​s​e​rvice) and oth­er agree­ments, includ­ing for billing and col­lec­tion purposes.
  • If we believe dis­clo­sure is nec­es­sary or appro­pri­ate to pro­tect our rights, prop­er­ty, or safe­ty, our cus­tomers, or others.

Choic­es About How We Use Your Information

We strive to pro­vide you with choic­es regard­ing the per­son­al infor­ma­tion you pro­vide to us. We have cre­at­ed mech­a­nisms to pro­vide you with the fol­low­ing con­trol over your information:

  • Track­ing Tech­nolo­gies and Adver­tis­ing. You can set your brows­er to refuse all or some brows­er cook­ies, or to alert you when cook­ies are being sent. To learn how you can man­age your Flash cook­ie set­tings, vis­it the Flash play­er set­tings page on Adobe’s web­site. If you dis­able or refuse cook­ies, please note that some parts of this site may then be inac­ces­si­ble or not func­tion properly.
  • Mar­ket­ing Emails. You may opt out of receiv­ing mar­ket­ing-relat­ed emails from the Com­pa­ny by using the unsub­scribe mech­a­nism con­tained in each of these emails. Please note that if you opt out of receiv­ing mar­ket­ing-relat­ed emails from us, we may still send you impor­tant admin­is­tra­tive mes­sages, from which you can­not opt out.

We do not con­trol third par­ties’ col­lec­tion or use of your infor­ma­tion to serve inter­est-based adver­tis­ing. How­ev­er these third par­ties may pro­vide you with ways to choose not to have your infor­ma­tion col­lect­ed or used in this way. You can opt out of receiv­ing tar­get­ed ads from mem­bers of the Net­work Adver­tis­ing Ini­tia­tive (”NAI”) on the NAI’s website.

Third-Par­ty Services

This pri­va­cy pol­i­cy does not address, and we are not respon­si­ble for, the pri­va­cy, infor­ma­tion, or oth­er prac­tices of any third-par­ties, includ­ing any third-par­ty oper­at­ing any web­site or ser­vice to which the Web­site links. The inclu­sion of a link on the Web­site does not imply endorse­ment of the linked site or ser­vice by us or our affiliates.

Data Secu­ri­ty

We seek to use rea­son­able mea­sures designed to pro­tect your per­son­al infor­ma­tion. The safe­ty and secu­ri­ty of your infor­ma­tion also depends on you. Unfor­tu­nate­ly, no trans­mis­sion of infor­ma­tion via the inter­net or stor­age sys­tem can be guar­an­teed to be 100% secure. If you have rea­son to believe that your inter­ac­tion with us is no longer secure, please imme­di­ate­ly noti­fy us in accor­dance with the Con­tact Infor­ma­tion” sec­tion below.

Changes to Our Pri­va­cy Policy

It is our pol­i­cy to post any changes we make to our pri­va­cy pol­i­cy on this page. In some cas­es, we may also noti­fy you through by addi­tion­al means, such as by send­ing you an email. The date the pri­va­cy pol­i­cy was last revised is iden­ti­fied at the top of the page. Please peri­od­i­cal­ly vis­it our Web­site and this pri­va­cy pol­i­cy to check for any changes.

Con­tact Information

To ask ques­tions or com­ment about this pri­va­cy pol­i­cy and our pri­va­cy prac­tices, or to update the per­son­al infor­ma­tion you have pro­vid­ed to us, con­tact us at: hello@​naturesfynd.​com.

Last mod­i­fied Feb­ru­ary 122020