ARAMA KUKUTAI, Partner, San Diego

Arama Kukutai joined Finistere in March 2005 as a Managing Director, from a successful career in agribusiness, investing and international trade. 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, Palo Alto

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

PAUL ZORNER, Venture Partner, San Diego

Paul has served as a Finistere Venture Partner since the funds inception. He is also a Director or Senior Advisor for several private companies operating to increase agricultural diversity and productivity, improve the nutritional content of food – and through more productive agricultural systems to increase the economic stability of rural agricultural communities. Read more

SCOTT ROBERTSON, Venture Partner, San Diego

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 FURLONG, Entrepreneur-in-Residence, San Diego

Kieran is Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Finistere, with a specific focus on the application of biologicals to crop protection. He is also assessing opportunities in the European agtech sector. 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


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.Read more

Kandece Brown-Grod, Executive Assistant

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