7| Navy Intelligence & Blackwater Operative / Hyperlocal AgTech Expert Richard Brion
Richard “Red” Brion is essentially an American ronin: a samurai without a master. Red has spent years in Navy intelligence, serving in Iraq, and years with Blackwater doing some amazing things in Japan and Afghanistan. He’s done quite a bit in Africa as well. And he’s recently made the move over the last couple of years, taking his skills and experience from masterless warrior to hyperlocal, urban agriculture.
As founder and CEO of Revolution Agriculture, Red is tackling the Global Food Security Problem through technology-enabled food production and land optimization. They have patented a system that makes it possible to grow virtually any crop, anywhere.