Soylent Guy and Next Glass Founder Make Forbes 30 Under 30 Food and Drink List


One of this year’s biggest food innovators is trying to get rid of food altogether.

They are changing the way we eat and drink, and they’re doing it all before they hit their 30th birthdays. Meet Forbes’ newest ’30 Under 30’ class: a list of entrepreneurs, innovators, and upstarts that are dominating their field, and they’re all in their 20s. The Food and Drink category has several familiar faces, including Rob Rhineheart, the inventor of Soylent, the futuristic, almost-tasteless beverage that ostensibly allows you to forego traditional food entirely, and Kurt Taylor, the founder of Next Glass, the smart wine and beer recommendation app.

The Daily Meal covered both of these innovators earlier this year. But there are other familiar names and faces that made the list, which includes a plethora of entrepreneurs, chefs, and even an ice cream maker. Jason Wang, the founder of Caviar, a premium food delivery service; Lauren Borel, the head of nutrition at Jawbone; Kelvin Fernandez, the executive chef at La Marina; and Apoorva Mehta, the founder of Instacart:, a fast-growing grocery delivery service; also made the cut.


You can see the full list here.