Arama Kukutai, Partnerarama

Arama Kukutai is a co-founder and Partner at Finistere Ventures a pioneer in the Agriculture and Food technology sectors founded in 2005.  Mr. Kukutai has been a company founder and entrepreneur in the Agribusiness sector with over 20 years experience.  He served as Executive Chairman of PKW Farms, a successful agribusiness and diversified investment entity involved in dairy farming and aquaculture activities in New Zealand, Asia and Australia.  Arama also led the New Zealand government’s Trade & Investment agency in North America, and had a successful career in corporate banking prior to emigrating to the USA.  Finistere announced the closing of their latest venture Fund in 2015. Mr. Kukutai serves on the boards of current portfolio companies CropX and Zeakal. Mr. Kukutai is an active member of the Agtech community helping create Ag Tech Week, the industry’s leading event in the Agtech sector. (Visit