"Having good soils is the basis of fighting the food crisis. That’s very important. But it’s also the basis for fighting climate change because you can sequester carbon."
Who are Gaïago?
With a name that stems from the Greek deity 'Gaia', the goddess of Earth, and 'go', meaning 'go fight for Earth, Gaïago is a biotechnology company striving to create a more sustainable planet by revitalising the Earth's soils and combat climate change.
Established in St Malo, Brittany, France, in 2014, the company was created by Samuel Marquet and Francis Bucaille, farmers and soil experts. In 2019, a team led by Jean-Pierre Princen, former global executive at Monsanto and Dupont de Nemours in Europe and ex-CEO of Goemar / Arysta Biosolutions, joined the founders to scale up the company. Jean -Pierre is currently the President of the company. In 2022, Michel Funfschilling joined the company as CEO. Michel brought his expertise in international expansion and company structuration from the Cleantech sector.
Gaïago's team is on board with the mission to positively disrupt the Agriculture sector and truly make a difference. Charles Vaury, Gaïago's Chief Transition Officer, would echo the company's mission by saying: "We are not looking for people whose main driver is money only. We are looking for people who are wanting to make an impact on Agriculture."