Whitney Muse: Investment Analyst

Whitney is an Investment Analyst at Chess Ag. Before joining Chess, Whitney managed the agriculture practice at global venture fund, Village Capital, where she discovered, trained and supported U.S.-based ventures from across the value chain in food and agriculture. In this capacity, she ran the country’s first and longest-running agriculture accelerator and was ranked top 3 in the world. Prior to Village Capital, Whitney worked at Earthbound Farm- the largest grower, marketer, and distributor of organic produce in the U.S. She spent four years at Earthbound, working first in product innovation and then in managing a new global fruit import department. Whitney was first drawn to agriculture while working in Tanzania for a microfinance institution, witnessing firsthand the importance of agriculture worldwide and opportunities in innovation and farming. Whitney earned a Masters of Science at UC Davis in International Agricultural Development with a specialization in Agricultural Resource Economics. She also holds a B.A. in International Relations.