Welcoming Four Sigmatic's CEO & Co-Founder Tero Isokauppila to the Synthesis Advisory Board


We’re excited to announce that mushroom expert Tero Isokauppila has been appointed to the Synthesis Advisory Board. Tero is the CEO and Founder of Four Sigmatic, a global superfood company helping people to elevate their wellness with healthy ingredients. 



Originally from Finland, Tero holds a degree in Chemistry and Business, and a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell University. Tero founded Four Sigmatic in 2012 with the vision of unifying modern science and Mother Nature to help people with their wellbeing. Four Sigmatic is based in Venice Beach, California, is in its 8th year, with products sold in over 60 countries. Four Sigmatic is known as the leading brand for mushrooms and adaptogens. It offers coffees, cacaos, skincare, proteins, and lattes that all include functional mushrooms. Market analysis shows the Functional Mushroom industry is forecasted to continue to undergo growth, attributed to the rise in awareness of the benefits of mushrooms.

Martijn Schirp, Co-Founder of Synthesis says, “Our team is excited to have Tero on our Advisory Board. Besides being an expert on how mushrooms relate to consumer health trends, he understands the tremendous role psychedelics can play in improving the well-being of our society. His advice on the growth of our startup will play an integral role in how we develop.”

Alongside his strong business acumen, Tero is also the author of two best-selling books Healing Mushrooms, an educational recipe book about mushrooms, and Santa Sold Shrooms, a children's book for adults about the magical origins of Santa Claus. With his startup experience and deep knowledge about the benefits of mushrooms, he will be a valuable advisor for Synthesis’s startup growth.

Tero Isokauppila says, “Scientific research is starting to prove how psychologically beneficial psilocybin truffles can be, particularly when taken in a safe and professional context like Synthesis. People can gain the benefits of greater connection, personal healing and meaningful insights from just a single dose. Synthesis is making psychedelic experiences more accessible with their legal and modern services. That’s why I’m excited to be part of this team, and the psychedelic renaissance happening right now.” 

A respected expert in the industry, Tero was chosen twice as one of the world’s Top 50 Food Activists by the Academy of Culinary Nutrition, and has appeared in Time, Forbes, BuzzFeed, Vogue, Playboy, GQ, Harper’s Bazaar, and Bon Appétit. He is also a sought-after speaker, featured at Summit Series, Wanderlust, WME-IMG, Google, and the Fast Company Innovation Festival.



Synthesis Institute BV (also known as Synthesis or Synthesis Retreats), is a legal, medically supervised psilocybin retreat center for professionals to experience personal growth, emotional breakthroughs and spiritual development. We have helped over 550 individuals safely catalyze creative breakthroughs, find meaning and connection, alleviate and/or reduce disordered behavior, experience awe and wonder, and generate lasting improvements in well-being. Learn more about Synthesis on our website: www.synthesisretreat.com


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