Kendall Dabaghi is CEO of Kingdom Supercultures. He dealt with a variety of health issues early in life that were linked to his digestive and immune systems, and which he resolved by focusing on his gut microbiome and consuming a wide variety of fermented foods. This drove his fascination with natural microbial cultures, and how they could be harnessed to improve health and nutrition. After his most recent startup was acquired in 2016, he returned to Columbia University, where he carried out microbiome and machine learning research for three years.
In 2019, Dabaghi and Ravi Sheth started Kingdom Supercultures, which today is actively working with some of the world's largest and most innovative consumer packaged goods manufacturers.