FOUNDERS

Joanne Zhang

Co-Founder

Ms. Joanne Zhang, MS, MBA, tenure from fortune 300 food and chemical companies. Before full time running Phytoption, Ms. Zhang held director positions at large corporations, and are experienced in launching new products, purchasing, finance, and M&A.

PROFILE

Phytoption was founded based on Purdue technology. Phytoption’s mission is to develop and provide innovated ingredients to the food, cosmetic, and pharmaceutical industries. Over the years, Phytoption has received federal SBIR grant of over $1 million. It also won Indiana BioCrossroad Business Competition and Global Food and Health Innovation Challenge. Its first of kind natural emulsifiers are filling the billion dollar food industry needs, especially driven by “clean label” market move.

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Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
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