Mr. Peter Herz is a Co-Founder and serves as Managing Director at Food System 6 Accelerator. He serves as General Partner at 1st Course Capital. He is a serial entrepreneur, board member and advisor to early-stage companies. He was forced to confront his relationship to food due to a set of chronic medical conditions. By turning his attention to food and agriculture he was able to address these conditions without medication, and is now committed to addressing the root causes for poor health that lie within the current food system. He previously served as CEO of irisnote, a SaaS based application provider for scientists to manage their research, interim President of the biological simulation company Entelos, and founding CEO of 3ware, a revolutionary data storage company sold to AMCC. Prior to co-founding 3ware, Peter ran North American Consulting for Synopsys and managed customer engineering for Siemens Semiconductors (now Infineon Technologies AG) North American embedded control business. He has broad international experience including a startup in Munich, Germany and managing sales and partnerships in both Europe and Asia. Peter also serves as a member of the board of directors of Kendall Investments, a private equity fund-of-funds company and previously IPextreme, Inc., a semiconductor intellectual property company. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics from Carnegie Mellon University and completed A-levels at Eastbourne College, Sussex, United Kingdom.