The Story of Infinite Roots "We do not want an expensive niche product. We want to change the world."

Infinite Roots® (formerly Mushlabs) is a biotech company from Hamburg, Germany. We're an international team of talented dreamers and doers committed to solving global challenges with a hyperlocal solution that's right under our feet: Mycelium. By blending modern science with natural processes like fermentation, we're making mycelium a staple ingredient in kitchens, supermarkets, and supply chains around the world.
























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Meet the founders

Dr. Mazen Rizk
Founder & CEO

Mazen blends ambition with biotechnology to drive positive change on a global scale. Born in Lebanon, he believes that everyone – near and far, rich or poor, at peace or at war – should have access to sustainable and healthy food. His expertise in the realms of science, business, and social work position him as the ideal leader for Infinite Roots' next chapter of growth.

Anne-Cathrine Hutz
Co-Founder & VP of Product

Cathy is driven by an insatiable enthusiasm for the culinary world, unlocking new possibilities at the intersection of food science and consumer psychology. With a rich background in fermentation and a formative tenure at Noma's renowned Fermentation Lab, she brings unparalleled acumen to her role as a product visionary at Infinite Roots.

Dr. Thibault Godard
Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer

Thibault is a numbers guy from a creative family whose outdoors upbringing continues to inform his worldview. At Infinite Roots, he leads his own lab alongside a team of international experts in microbiology, biotechnology, and process engineering to achieve scientific breakthroughs in the world of mycelium.

Our dream team

Victor Basuki Senior Regulatory Affairs Manager

Jasmin Lahann Senior Logistics Associate

Dr. Tripti Sharma Fermentation Scientist

Kira Karius Senior Food Product Developer

Houda Ouhmad Junior Analytics Engineer

Emmi Sauter Production Technician

Ana Karenina Pacheco Pena Research Technician

Philip Tigges Managing Director & CFO

Felix Müller QC Associate

Varaidzo Rejoice Kurebwa Food Technologist

Christian Kühnel Junior Product Development Chef

Chiranjeeb Goswami Jr. Product Developer

Dr. Mazen Rizk CEO & Managing Director

Dr. Philipp Göpel Head of Operation

Dominik Küstner VP Product Marketing

Marian Nassar Research Scientist

Sagar Yadav Food Technologist

Cheng-Ying Kuo Supply Chain Project Manager

Nidhi Shrivastava Head of Finance

Julia van Holt Finance Strategy Manager

Erik More Business Strategy Associate

Ingrid van Mensvoort International Trade Manager

Melanie Kählke Production Associate

Dr. Nahla Kreidly Food Science Team Lead

Maybritt Stadler Jr. Food Scientist

Jingya Wang Junior Quality Assurance Associate

Johnny Jiz Business Development Associate

Janin Pfeiffer Food Scientist

Kayfe Rosaire Nwosu Sustainability Associate

Kristina Sailer Fermentation Technician

Dr. Thomas Steglich Senior Product Development

Priscila da Silva Dalla Bona Senior Fermentation Scientist

Dr. Mohammad Ibrahim Head of Science

Leon Krug Intern Extraction

Zita Emilia Hajdu Quality Manager

Max Johannes Völker Team Lead Production

Kasia Bartusch Sales Lead

Franziska Döse Head of People

Oskar Seitz Product Developer

Binyan Shi Recruiter / TA Associate

Finn Ehlerding Sensory Scientist

Aditya Maniyar Junior Project Engineer

Franziska Ploch-Thiesen Strategic Operations Manager - Supply Chain

Felipe Andres Troncoso Castro Product Development Chef

Paulina Petersen People & Operations Associate

Dr. Natalia Drost Strategic Project Lead

Dr. Nadeem Elhussieny Senior Research Scientist

Dr. Wassim W. Ayass Innovation and IP Lead

Manisha Pohani Financial Analyst

Lilly Sodemann Sustainability Coordinator

Dr. Thibault Godard Chief Science Officer

Imke Pusch Project Manager PD

Anne-Cathrine Hutz VP of Product Development

Dr. Ivan Mura Head of Data Science

Gijsbert Bonarius Lead Product Development

Dr. Claire Baranger Research Scientist

Daniel Delgado Research Scientist

Sarah Bassil People Intern

Allison Labyk Nutritionist

Our mycelium mindset

Wildly Creative

We’re pioneering a versatile new food category that enhances food security and shines in top chefs' kitchens—one ingredient with endless possibilities.

Naturally Pure

We believe in harmony and commit to practices benefiting ecological, social, and economic systems. We let nature do its thing while we do ours.


We believe in the harmony of all things and are committed to business practices that benefit the ecological, social, and economic systems of which we’re a part. That means letting nature do its thing while we do ours.

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