Steenbergs is Axel Steenberg. Axel Steenberg launched Ingredientia as a wiki in June 2015, having initially developed the concept several years earlier, and for much of the early years he was the only contributor to this wiki on food, cooking and the science of food and drink. Axel is a co-founder with his wife (Sophie) of Steenbergs Limited, an organic herbs, spices and teas manufacturer and online retailer of ethical foods, based in North Yorkshire, England  . Ingredientia is part of the Steenbergs' family of digital assets. Axel Steenberg has a BSc (Hons) in Biological Sciences from The University of Edinburgh (1989) and a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Studies from The Open University (2016).