Dean is a Venture Partner for Finistere Ventures in New Zealand, where he specializes in seed-stage agtech companies. Additionally, Dean is Chief Executive of The Factory and Sprout Agritech, a New Zealand start-up advisory and accelerator. Dean has experience with multiple start-ups and technologies and is a founding member of the New Zealand Angel Association where he received the Association’s inaugural Kotahitanga Award. Dean has founded an angel investor network and two seed investment funds. Dean is currently a director of Levno (on farm IoT), Biolumic (UV light treatments) and Invert Robotics (robotic inspection). Dean has a BA(Hons) in Economics and Geography from Otago University.