Harshal is Vice President of Product at the bay area food- bio tech startup Clara Foods. Clara Foods is developing animal proteins using a proprietary, fermentation-based technology. At Clara Foods, Harshal leads discovery, development and commercialization of Clara’s proprietary proteins. Prior to Clara Foods, Harshal was involved in commercialization of a yellow pea protein in North America and subsequently in launching consumer focused snack food innovation globally. Harshal has a PhD in Food & Nutrition with research focus on understanding structure-function relationships of plant proteins.