ARAMA KUKUTAI, Partner, San Diego

Arama Kukutai is a co-founder and Partner at Finistere Ventures a pioneer in the Agriculture and Food technology sectors founded in 2005 and actively investing from its second fund. Read more

JERRY CAULDER, Chairman, San Diego

Often referred to as the “father of agricultural biotechnology”, Dr. Jerry Caulder has an unparalleled record of success in the life sciences industry. Dr. Caulder’s career began at Monsanto. Read more

SPENCER MAUGHAN, Partner, Silicon Valley

Spencer Maughan heads the Silicon Valley office based in Palo Alto, California. Previously Spencer has been an entrepreneur-in-residence at KPCB working alongside members of the Green Growth Fund on AgTech opportunities. Read more

KIRK BELSBY, Partner, San Diego

Prior to joining Finistere Ventures, Kirk was the Chief Investment Officer for the Endowment Group of Kamehameha Schools – Bishop Estate (KSBE) in Honolulu, Hawaii from 2002 to 2012. Read more

SCOTT ROBERTSON, Venture Partner, Silicon Valley

Scott Robertson is currently Vice President, Business Development and Strategy at DiCE Molecules, which is an early-stage platform technology company focused on the biopharma space. Read more


Kieran heads the Finistere Ventures E.U. office based in Dublin, Ireland. In addition to his activities in Ireland and the rest of Europe, he is focused on the application of biologicals in crop protection and animal health. Kieran brings a wealth of international experience from large chemicals companies and biotech/cleantech start-ups to the Finistere team. Read more

GIL MERON (MEIROVICH), Venture Partner, Israel

Gil Meron serves as venture partner for Finistere in Israel. Gil is also the general manager of Yarden Group, a tech investment and consulting firm, where he led several investments in Clean- and Ag-Tech companies and advised the International Finance Corporation (the World Bank Group) on AgTech global investment strategy.
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EYAL ROSENTHAL, Venture Partner, Israel

Eyal Rosenthal serves as venture partner for Finistere in Israel. Eyal bring a deep understanding of the Israeli technology and investment communities. Read more

DAVID N. DUNCAN, Venture Partner, St. Louis

Dr. David N. Duncan has had a long and distinguished career in the fields of agricultural productivity, plant biotechnology and, most recently, plant health and nutrition. Read more


ANN WHITLEY, Finance Director, San Diego

Ann Whitley brings 20 years of public and private accounting and business management experience to the team. Most recently, she led the accounting department at Hamilton & Assoc. CPA, Inc. managing budgets over 60 million.

KANDECE BROWN-GROD, Executive Assistant, San Diego

Kandece is Executive Assistant to the Partners at Finistere Ventures. Prior to that, Kandece worked at SG Biofuels as office manager, creative services and as their event planner. Read more