It started with a vision
"Our vision is to harness the power of plants to enrich human health, society and the environment"
Carl Meyer, founder of Bio Gold®, previously worked in a variety of Government positions at the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI). However, Carl became frustrated by sustainability issues linked to New Zealand’s agricultural exports. He became obsessed with researching new, sustainable and diversified opportunities for our primary sector.
After studying one of New Zealand's largest industries, Forestry, he discovered that pine pollen, (an overlooked byproduct of pine trees) actually had thousands of years of historical use as a high value herb in China, Japan, and South Korea.
Our Bio Gold team is passionate about using the power of plants to enrich human health and society. We’ve combined modern science with ancient botanical knowledge to develop our 100% New Zealand made pine pollen products. We envision a bright and exciting future for New Zealand, with a focus on health, wellbeing, and love for nature.
The Bio Gold Team is closely working with Callaghan Innovation, Scion Research, the Ministry for Primary Industries, Ngai Tāhu Forestry and Victoria University's School of Biological Sciences and More. Our comprehensive Research & Development programme involves some of New Zealand’s top scientists & technology experts. We’re excited to share the incredible power of Bio Gold® pine pollen with people all around the world.
Meet the team
After completing a Bachelor of Science (BSc) majoring in biology and environmental science, Carl worked for the NZ Government's Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) in a range of areas including biosecurity, tech & innovation, and policy.
Carl is deeply passionate about exploring the biochemical properties of plants and natural compounds, and how they can benefit human health. He is a fellow of the Sir Edmund Hillary Fellowship (EHF) Leadership Network.
Lead Product Designer
Matisse is passionate about sustainable design. Prior to Bio Gold, she completed a Bachelor of Design and spent 5 years working in various design sectors. While living in China, she designed an art installation that reflected air quality levels, raising awareness of pollution.
Her love of New Zealand's rich diverse landscapes and flora and fauna is reflected in much of the work she produces.She is excited to be designing products that enhance people's well-being, and make a positive impact.