Democratizing access to the future of food.

The first-of-its-kind in North America, CULT Food Science provides investors with unprecedented exposure to the most innovative startup, private and early stage cultivated meat, cultured dairy and cell based foods companies around the world.

Our Advisory Board

We've assembled a group of advisors with extensive field expertise to help guide our investment strategy and shape the company's future.

Dr. Paul Burridge

An esteemed pharmacologist and the principal of the Burridge Lab at Northwestern University which has been credited with multiple first discoveries, Dr. Burridge is currently conducting research around induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) for the purpose of advancing cultivated meat.

Dr. Anjum Mullani

Dr. Anjum Mullani is an alumnus of Institut Pasteur, Paris’ Department of developmental and stem cell biology and is equipped with direct expertise studying and implementing solutions across research programs, animal biotechnology, molecular biology and cellular senescence. Dr. Mullani is focused on applying her diverse knowledge base to accelerate the advancement of cellular agriculture.

Dr. Ian Smith

An accomplished scientist and research professor at the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Smith has over 20 years experience across diverse areas of cell biology and has earned significant due diligence experience in the emerging alternative protein and cellular agriculture industries.

Saloni Shah

An alumni of Boston University's Department of Earth and Environment and Harvard University's Forest Lab, Ms. Shah is the food and farming analyst for the Breakthrough Institute, a global research center seeking technological solutions to environmental challenges.

Rob Harris

An active start-up advisor and operations specialist with executive experience in alternative protein enterprises, Mr. Harris is focused on bridging the gap between scientific possibility and commercially viable products in the field of cellular agriculture.

Our Leadership Team

Our leadership team has a wide variety of expertise across numerous industries, along with experience with capital markets and public companies.

Dorian Banks
Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Banks is an international serial entrepreneur, having started dozens of businesses in Europe,Africa, Asia and North and South America. For over 25 years he has primarily worked in the tech, agri-tech and blockchain sectors including wireless technology, 3D printing, digital assets, stevia plantations, quinoa and guar plantations, mobile apps, solar electricity generation and more. Mr.Banks primarily works to identify up-and-coming trends, develop a business model and turn the idea into a successful business. He has also consulted globally on the sectors he has most expertise. Mr.Banks has served on over a dozen public Boards and taken his own startups to the public markets such as MetroBridge Networks which he started as a one-man operation. He also has served in larger corporations such as Chief Knowledge Officer of Voith GmbH in Germany. He continues asManaging Director of Design Build Research, a non-profit educating around sustainable building practices.

Francis Rowe
CFO, Corporate Secretary

Mr. Rowe is a Partner at Dickson CPAs in Victoria, BC where he provides accounting, tax and business advisory services. In addition, he currently serves as a Director and Chief Financial Officer for several private entities. Mr. Rowe holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Northern British Columbia and is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia.

Board of Directors

CULT Food Science has assembled a group of advisors with significant capital markets experience and interests in food technology.

Dorian Banks
Board

Mr. Banks is an international serial entrepreneur, having started dozens of businesses in Europe,Africa, Asia and North and South America. For over 25 years he has primarily worked in the tech, agri-tech and blockchain sectors including wireless technology, 3D printing, digital assets, stevia plantations, quinoa and guar plantations, mobile apps, solar electricity generation and more. Mr.Banks primarily works to identify up-and-coming trends, develop a business model and turn the idea into a successful business. He has also consulted globally on the sectors he has most expertise. Mr.Banks has served on over a dozen public Boards and taken his own startups to the public markets such as MetroBridge Networks which he started as a one-man operation. He also has served in larger corporations such as Chief Knowledge Officer of Voith GmbH in Germany. He continues asManaging Director of Design Build Research, a non-profit educating around sustainable building practices.

Francis Rowe
Director

Mr. Rowe is a Partner at Dickson CPAs in Victoria, BC where he provides accounting, tax and business advisory services. In addition, he currently serves as a Director and Chief Financial Officer for several private entities. Mr. Rowe holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Northern British Columbia and is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia.

Kirill Kompaniyets
Director

Mr. Kompaniyets is a lawyer, recruiter, and business owner. He has experience with respect to public companies and capital markets. After beginning his legal career as a student at a prominent Toronto law firm, he spent four years as a legal recruitment manager. In 2021 Mr. Kompaniyets started his recruitment firm, focused on executive and legal recruitment where he’s advised public companies. Mr. Kompaniyets was called to the Ontario Bar in 2020.

Patrick O’Flaherty
Director

Mr. O’Flaherty is a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Financial Analyst. He also holds a degree in Economics from Union College, in Schenectady, NY. Mr. O’Flaherty has several years of experience in financial services, including public accounting and wealth management. He has worked for a recognized accounting firm and two recognized banking institutions.

Matthew Roma
Director

Mr. Roma is a Chartered Professional Accountant. Currently, Mr. Roma serves as the Chief Financial Officer and a Director of Silver X Mining Corp. and a director of Candelaria Mining Corp. Mr. Roma is the principal of Roma Capital Corp from 2019 to present, a corporate finance, accounting and capital advisory company. Mr. Roma was a Director of Finance of Core Gold Inc.; Manager of Finance at CMLS Financial; and Auditor at Deloitte LLP.

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