Michael Dean


An entrepreneur and venture investor in early-stage food and agriculture technology innovation, Michael leads the AgFunder investment team.

As a recognised authority in agrifood tech and investment, Michael is a regular keynote speaker and panellist at agriculture and food conferences globally. Michael sits on the Advisory Board of the Netherlands based RockStartAgriFood Tech Accelerator and is a mentor for the Australian Rocket SeederAgrifood Tech Accelerator, Sparklabs Cultiv8 AgTech Accelerator and the Hatch Aquaculture Tech Accelerator.

A seasoned investor and agriculture operator, prior to starting AgFunder, Michael was a founding partner of SeedRock Capital Partners and founded SeedRock Africa Agriculture (SRAA), an impact agrifood production business based in West Africa.