Mr. Kukutai is a co-founder and Partner at Finistere Ventures, a pioneer and investor in the agriculture and food technology sector since 2005. He has been a thought leading entrepreneur in the Agribusiness sector with over twenty years of experience.
Prior to Finistere, Mr. Kukutai 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. He also led the New Zealand government’s Trade & Investment agency in North America and had a successful career in corporate banking prior to immigrating to the U.S. Finistere Ventures announced the closing of their latest venture fund in 2015, partnering with strategic investors Bayer AG and Pepsico.
Mr. Kukutai serves on the boards of current portfolio companies, CropX and ZeaKal. He is an active member of the Agtech community and helped found Ag Tech Week, the industry’s leading event for technology companies and other thought leaders in the agricultural technology sector.