We help retailers and producers personalize flavor experiences


About Us

Jean Van Damme, co-founder and CEO of ESTER, found his passion for flavor as child, which led him to a career in food science and retail innovation.

In 2018, Jean co-founded ESTER, the Flavor Intelligence Platform, that puts flavor at the heart of beer and wine retail and production.

Today, thanks to strong academic partnerships with the Verstrepen lab at the University of Leuven and Cornell University, ESTER has grown into a multidisciplinary team of scientists, data engineers, developers, and UX experts.

We're on a mission to use the latest science and machine learning technology to bring innovation to the food system—especially craft brewers, wineries, and retailers of all sizes.

Meet Our Team

Jean Van Damme

Co-Founder, CEO
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Frederik Durant

Co-Founder & CTO
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Didier Vanden Broucke

Co-Founder, COO
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Amanda Sieusahai

Marketing Lead
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Nicolás Morandi

Data Engineer
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Altin Tola

Product Manager
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Alizée Lanckriet

Director Business Development
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Jan Van de Vyver

Director of Strategy &
Business Development
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Our Partners

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Cornell university logo (Ester partner)
PMV Do and dare company logo (Ester partner)
VIB logo (Ester partner)
Agentschap innoveren & ondernemen logo (Ester partner)
Food-X logo (Ester partner)

Proud Member of

NYS Brewers
Master Brewers
Master Brewers Association

Our Offices

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7 Lexington Avenue, 9C
New York, NY 10010

ESTER Europe
Frans Vermeylenstraat 9
3000 Leuven

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