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Matthew B. Crisp

Co-founder & CEO

Benson Hill Biosystems

Matt is an accomplished executive focused on catalyzing a new era of innovation to modernize our food system. Matt has a strong background in the rapid growth and early commercialization phases of technology companies. Prior to co-founding Benson Hill Biosystems, he was the Founding President of the Agricultural Biotechnology Division at Intrexon Corporation, a leading synthetic biology company, where he served in multiple executive roles and on its Board of Directors.  Prior to joining Intrexon, Matt was a Managing Director at the venture capital firm Third Security, LLC, where he worked closely with numerous life science and technology companies and led the firm's west coast operations. He is also a founder and the chairman of Edison Agrosciences, an early-stage agricultural biotechnology company.  Matt holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Radford University.