Erica Riel-Carden J.D. ’15 provides advisory services on AgTech & FoodTech opportunities both in the startup market and public sector. Her experiences range from farm supervision to commercialization of Ag and Food technologies. Her technical background includes law, horticulture, floriculture, and laboratory benchwork.
Erica has prepared companies for regulatory compliance, intellectual property licensing transactions, financing transactions, due diligence, and corporate cleanup. She regularly speaks and writes for private and corporate venture funds, international cooperatives, incubators and accelerators, university collaborations, & trade organizations.
Before law school, Erica grew wholesale Ericaceous flowers in northern Ohio and assisted with preservation of ornamental plant germplasm for the USDA-ARS. Erica currently sits on the advisory board for the SCU Food and Agribusiness Institute at the Leavey School of Business.