Streams: Ag, Prime
Alison Sunstrum is Founder/CEO of CNSRV-X Inc. (Conserve X), a Canadian company researching and applying emerging technology in agriculture.
Alison is a Venture Partner at Builders VC, a San Francisco/Calgary based venture capital fund investing in founders re-imagining large underinvested, antiquated industries. She is an investment committee member of The51. The51 is creating a critical mass of female-powered capital investing in women-led companies.
Formerly as Co-CEO/Founder of GrowSafe Systems Ltd., she grew their research and development skunkworks from an Alberta garage to global operations receiving International recognition for science-based innovation. GrowSafe developed a technology platform that continuously acquired data from individual animals and their environment, improving profitability and reducing livestock production’s carbon footprint. Previously, Alison led the development of one of Canada’s first electronic data interchange projects with a Canadian railroad.
Alison holds patents for innovative technology and has presented widely on Big Data, the Internet of Livestock Things, and commercializing early-stage technology ventures. She is a member of the Agri-Food Innovation Council, the Canadian Council of Innovators, the Canadian Institute of Corporate Directors, and a former member of Canada’s economic strategy table. In 2021, she was named one of the “Top 50 In Canadian Agriculture”.