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SYMBIOS integrates scientific and practical knowledge to locate optimal lands and grow, harvest and sell domesticated and wild truffles.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Other
  • Location Bellevue, WA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded October 2010
  • Employees 5
  • Website

Company Summary

Symbios grows, harvests & sells domesticated & wild truffles using proprietary scientific methods to identify optimal land, inoculate seedlings & manage orchards. Our regenerative practices improve soils & increase truffle quality & yields. Timber owners receive added revenue & an option to keep trees standing. Where/when feasible, we will secure tax advantages & other revenue streams from hazelnuts, mushrooms & environmental/carbon credits.


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    Jean Buckner

    Prior to founding SYMBIOS, Jean held executive positions within the healthcare industry in the areas of marketing, contracting and health-informatics. She founded HealthInfotechnics which integrated 23 databases into a geo-demographic planning tool; was V.P. of Product development for INFORUM/Medstat; Director of Marketing for Hospital Corporation of America and the Dean of Milliman’s ONLINE Healthcare Management University. She also consulted wi

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    Jim Tabler
    EVP Special Projects

    Jim Tabler managed large scale projects for Pacificorp/Berkshire Hathaway & is most proud of his work with over a dozen community service organizations. He’s served as President of local chapters of The Salvation Army, The Humane Society, The Kiwanis Club, The Jaycees and the Bulldog Bench. In addition, Jim handled the fund allocation of the Roseburg Timber Trust which funded 440 full college scholarships. Jim enjoys investing and cars.

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    Jim Trappe, PhD

    Jim Trappe is cone of the worlds leading authorities on truffles and has written over 400 articles and 3 books on truffles and related topics. Jim earned his B.S. and PhD in Forest Management at the University of Washington and his M.S. at the State University of New York. Jim is Professor Emeritus at The Oregon State University College of Forestry. Jim's abridged vitae is attached in the documents section..

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    Peter Marshall
    Orchard Management

    Peter Marshall is one of a small number of successful truffle farmers in the world and one of even fewer organic truffle farmers. Peter received a BS in Forestry from the Australian National University & has been in forestry management for 30 years. His truffles are considered among the best in the world by chefs from Australia, Germany, France & the US. Peter was featured in a recent National Australian Broadcasting video on the truffle industr

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    Colin Carter
    Inoculation Management

    Colin is the author of our proprietary inoculation process. In 2011, at the request of the International Specialized Skills Institute of Victoria, Australia, he completed a tour of European Truffle Orchards and published a white paper: Natural & Cultivated Truffle Production (see: on international truffle production.


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    Davis, Wright, Tremain
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    Garrison & Kelly

Previous Investors

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    One potential investor dependent upon securing other backers