Deal of the Year

This award recognizes the Startup Paradise company that received the largest financial deal during 2022. This can be the closing of a round, a merger, or other type of exit.

Our 2023 Deal of the Year Winner is Joan Salwen of Blue Ocean Barns. Blue Ocean Barns is solving agriculture’s biggest sustainability challenge by working with dairy and beef producers to remove greenhouse gas emissions directly from their supply chains. By the end of this decade, Blue Ocean Barns will be growing enough of its patented red seaweed to supplement all 100 million cattle in the US, reducing methane emissions from cattle by 80%.