Michael Dean

Founding Partner

Michael is an entrepreneur and venture investor with a background in agriculture, environmental sustainability, social impact and law.

Michael has over 25 years experience in food and agriculture, venture capital, environmental sustainability, social impact and law. He is a recognized authority on agrifood technology and investing and has been interviewed by numerous leading media outlets including Bloomberg, The Economist, The Australian Financial Review, Asian Investor, DealStreetAsia and Agri Investor. A seasoned investor and agriculture operator, prior to starting AgFunder, Michael was a founding partner of SeedRock Capital Partners and SeedRock Africa Agriculture, a social impact investment agribusiness based in West Africa. As a lawyer, Michael advised numerous large investment and operating corporations on their multi-sector acquisition and development activities. He has substantial experience of large-scale environmental and sustainability projects as well as acquisitions

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