Finistere Ventures Co-Founder and Partner Arama Kukutai to Speak at Agrivest Israel 2016

Kukutai to Join Expert Discussion on Trends in AgTech Investments

PALO ALTO, CA — September 23, 2016 AgTech venture pioneer Finistere Ventures today announced that Arama Kukutai will discuss what to expect in the world of AgTech investments at Agrivest Israel in a session titled, “The Trends in AgTech Investments” on Tuesday, September 27 at 4:30 p.m. IST at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel.

Moderated by Gideon Soesman of GreenSoil Investments, Kukutai and experienced venture capitalists and advisors from Anterra Capital, Evogene, Greenberg Traurig and Syngenta Ventures will explore the opportunities and potential developments in the AgTech sector. Kukutai will provide his perspective on the technology farmers need most and the components of disruptive Ag technology. He will also dive into what AgTech startups need to do to turn investor interest into pervasive market traction.

Kukutai has been an investor in the AgTech space for over a decade at Finistere and prior to that had a successful career in agribusiness investment and farming.

Agriculture is undergoing unprecedented change through consolidation as mega-companies in seed and crop protection emerge. Innovation is going to be critical to launch the next wave of technologies that can help farmers to deliver more value per acre, sustainably. It is a great time for Israeli startups to take advantage of the appetite for new technology, and we are committed to helping the best entrepreneurs build a bridge into North America, the center of the global AgTech market.


Part of Israel's AgTech and FoodTech week, Agrivest draws hundreds of agriculture industry executives, investors, innovators and key opinion leaders from around the world, as well as cutting-edge Israeli AgTech startups. The event will kick off on September 27th with a competitive innovation showcase featuring early stage Israeli startups.

Finistere invests in industry disruptors across the agricultural and food value chains, partnering with entrepreneurs and scientists who are changing the world. Finistere’s team has invested in some of the most successful AgTech companies, including current portfolio companies CropX and ZeaKal and count industry leaders Agrium, Bayer and Pepsico as partners. Actively investing in AgTech innovation, Finistere recently joined an alliance of top Ag industry leaders to launch Radicle, an accelerator fund dedicated to growing early stage AgTech startups into proven industry leaders with Israeli firm OurCrowd.

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About Finistere Ventures

Finistere Ventures is a leading California-based agricultural technology and life sciences venture capital investor, with offices in Palo Alto and San Diego. Its team has developed and invested in some of the most successful AgTech companies of the last 20 years. Visit

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