40 Under 40, Class of 2023

Della Fetzer


Rebel Cultures

Job Title



  • Launched an agtech/ biotech startup and is pursuing and securing
    a provisional patent for the company’s flagship product, the Plant Replicator.
  • Led her previous tissue culture (TC) lab team from almost losing a top client to becoming recognized as the best lab in the world for TC ipomoea by the same client three years later.
  • Has learned vocational Spanish and Mandarin Chinese.


Time to Read: Della’s favorite book is “How to Live Safely in a Science Fiction Universe” by Charles Yu. “It’s about the day-to-day life of a time machine repairman and hits the perfect balance of interesting and mundane for pre-bedtime reading.”

Fun Facts

“Escape from Alcatraz:” As a lifelong swimmer, Della is currently training with a friend for the swim across the San Francisco Bay.