Ivana spent three months as Entrepreneur in Residence at Five Seasons Ventures where she focused on the baby food and on the healthy snacks sectors. She did a direct market research study on these two attractive sectors to identify attractive early stage companies in Europe for the fund to potentially invest in. On the way, she collaborated with the whole team at Five Seasons, learning more about HPP and pasteurisation as well as educating everybody on the benefits of chia, matcha and other Brazilian superfoods.
Ivana started her career at Rabobank International where she spent 5 years in London and São Paulo, where held Sales and Product Manager roles. Her entrepreneurial spirit led her to start her own company in international trading of healthy and organic foods and ingredients from south America to Europe. She holds BSc Chemistry and Mathematics degree from the University of St Andrews and Master of Finance from Imperial College London.