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

Ingrid van Mensvoort International Trade Manager

Daniel Delgado Research Scientist

Dr. Mohammad Ibrahim Head of Science

Dominik Küstner VP Product Marketing

Dr. Mazen Rizk CEO & Managing Director

Johnny Jiz Business Development Associate

Kasia Bartusch Sales Lead

Victor Basuki Senior Regulatory Affairs Manager

Ana Karenina Pacheco Pena Research Technician

Oskar Seitz Product Developer

Emmi Sauter Production Technician

Jingya Wang Junior Quality Assurance Associate

Dr. Claire Baranger Research Scientist

Cheng-Ying Kuo Supply Chain Project Manager

Felix Müller QC Associate

Lilly Sodemann Sustainability Coordinator

Binyan Shi Recruiter / TA Associate

Priscila da Silva Dalla Bona Senior Fermentation Scientist

Dr. Ivan Mura Head of Data Science

Dr. Natalia Drost Strategic Project Lead

Franziska Ploch-Thiesen Strategic Operations Manager - Supply Chain

Dr. Philipp Göpel Head of Operation

Paulina Petersen People & Operations Associate

Leon Krug Intern Extraction

Melanie Kählke Production Associate

Maybritt Stadler Jr. Food Scientist

Chiranjeeb Goswami Jr. Product Developer

Kira Karius Senior Food Product Developer

Dr. Nadeem Elhussieny Senior Research Scientist

Julia van Holt Finance Strategy Manager

Aditya Maniyar Junior Project Engineer

Dr. Thibault Godard Chief Science Officer

Dr. Thomas Steglich Senior Product Development

Dr. Nahla Kreidly Food Science Team Lead

Janin Pfeiffer Food Scientist

Dr. Tripti Sharma Fermentation Scientist

Christian Kühnel Junior Product Development Chef

Gijsbert Bonarius Lead Product Development

Sarah Bassil People Intern

Houda Ouhmad Junior Analytics Engineer

Felipe Andres Troncoso Castro Product Development Chef

Zita Emilia Hajdu Quality Manager

Nidhi Shrivastava Head of Finance

Sagar Yadav Food Technologist

Marian Nassar Research Scientist

Erik More Business Strategy Associate

Kayfe Rosaire Nwosu Sustainability Associate

Philip Tigges Managing Director & CFO

Varaidzo Rejoice Kurebwa Food Technologist

Allison Labyk Nutritionist

Manisha Pohani Financial Analyst

Franziska Döse Head of People

Dr. Wassim W. Ayass Innovation and IP Lead

Finn Ehlerding Sensory Scientist

Jasmin Lahann Senior Logistics Associate

Anne-Cathrine Hutz VP of Product Development

Max Johannes Völker Team Lead Production

Imke Pusch Project Manager PD

Kristina Sailer Fermentation Technician

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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