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#160: Leadership Chat: Local Bounti CEO Craig Hurlbert and Leo Holdings Chairman Ed Forst

July 19, 2021

On today’s podcast, we welcome special guests Craig Hurlbert, CEO of Local Bounti, and Ed Forst, Chairman of Leo Holdings. Local Bounti is a leader in controlled environment agriculture and is transforming the production and delivery of local, fresh and sustainably-grown leafy greens produce across the U.S. The company recently announced a merger with SPAC Leo Holdings III at a $760 million enterprise value.


On the podcast Craig and Ed discuss:

- The thesis behind the founding of Local Bounti

- Why Controlled Environment Agriculture is the future of farming

- A look at the company’s competitors, customers and unit economics

- What Leo Holdings found appealing about Local Bounti as a merger partner

- And more