Unreasonable Mentors

Lisa Dyson, PhD

CEO at Air Protein and CEO at Kiverdi

Lisa is an Unreasonable Fellow. Lisa has participated in 2 programs, including Unreasonable FUTURE 2019.
Dr. Lisa Dyson is a mission-driven entrepreneur with a passion for creative problem solving. Lisa serves as the founder & CEO of Kiverdi, a technology company on the path to develop innovations going beyond traditional agriculture to help feed and power the world. Through her interest in sustainable solutions, she and her team have created a bio-process that utilizes natural microbes to convert CO2 into proteins and oils. Dr. Dyson’s technical background began with a PhD in physics from MIT and has included research in bioengineering, energy and physics at Stanford University, UC Berkeley, Princeton University, UC San Francisco, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories. Dr. Dyson was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of London, where she received a Master of Science degree, and has degrees in physics and mathematics from Brandeis University.
Dr. Dyson has broad business experience developing corporate strategies in a number of industries including in packaging, energy, automotive, chemicals, telecommunications, travel, and non-profits. While at The Boston Consulting Group, Dr. Dyson worked with executives at multi-national corporations to help them solve strategic business problems including cutting operational costs, expanding internationally, franchising, developing governance structures, designing effective organizations and developing market entry strategies. Dr. Dyson's entrepreneurial background began when she was on the founding team of an MIT start-up that received funding from Microsoft. Dr. Dyson later built and led a team that developed a technology that reached millions in volunteering campaigns.
Among her recent accolades, Dr. Dyson was honored to receive a C3E award from MIT and the Department of Energy for her entrepreneurial leadership in energy. She was also the honored by the San Francisco Business Times as “One of the Most Influential Women in the Bay Area” two years in a row and was previously given their “Forty Under 40” award.