We work every day to bridge the gap between animal farming and nature

Aquaculture is the most sustainable animal farming we know

We know aquaculture because we’ve lived it, on farms, in research labs, and at world-renowned universities

20+ Years

Time spent on aquaculture sites across our team

50%

Members of management with PhD’s

We’ve used the expertise to enable

51,510,714

Additional servings of healthy protein

That’s enough additional seafood to provide:

A healthy lunch for every public school student in the US
A month’s supply of fishburgers for everyone in Hamburg
A sushi snack for every person living in Japan

Our Story

Ecto began in 2013 as a collaboration between McKinsey and Harvard Business School alumnus, Dmitry Kozachenok and aquaculture geneticist, Dr. James Webb. In the following years, Ecto has grown to become a thought leader and innovator in aquaculture technology. Today, the Ecto team enables hundreds of tons of seafood production through data-driven production and health solutions.

Meet Our Team

Dmitry Kozachenok

Dmitry Kozachenok

Founder and CEO

James Webb, PhD

James Webb, PhD

Founder and Chief Scientist

Gary Livshin

Gary Livshin

Chief Technology Officer

Ming Chen, PhD

Ming Chen, PhD

Lead Data Scientist

Pablo Valdes Donoso, PhD

Pablo Valdes Donoso, PhD

Data Scientist

Isaac Fraynd

Isaac Fraynd

Business Development

Vicente Huerta

Vicente Huerta

Customer Success

Jeff Kumik

Jeff Kumik

Customer Success

Silja Fykse

Silja Fykse

Fish Biologist

Israel Machovec

Israel Machovec

Product Manager

Our Principles

Emphasizing
animal welfare

The animals we eat keep us healthy. We have a responsibility to return the favor, on farms or in the wild.

Driving
transparency

We use data to get to the bottom of things and create new knowledge, even when the outcomes are challenging or inconvenient.

Prioritizing
farmers

Farming is hard work, so we work hard to make it easier. We put ourselves in their shoes when we develop our innovations.

Improving,
every day

Every project starts somewhere, and we don’t wait until we have a crystal clear path to get started. We get started, learn by doing, so we can keep getting better.

Preventing
versus reacting

The long-term benefits of prevention may seem “invisible,” but proactive management is easier and cheaper than reactive treatment.

Creating
value

We chase solutions, not just technology for technology’s sake. We aim to to make the biggest possible impact with minimal resources.

Investors

We’re backed by the leading investors in sustainable aquaculture:

Partners

Our independent research programs are supported by government agencies and life science research organizations around the world: