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Michael Dean in the evokeAG. Studio Podcast

Michael is co-founder and head of venture investment at AgFunder. A recognised authority in agrifood tech innovation and investment, Michael is a regular keynote speaker and panelist at agrifood conferences globally.

He sits on the Board of the SproutX Accelerator; the Advisory Board of the Netherlands based RockStart AgriFood Tech Accelerator; and is a startup mentor at Rocket Seeder Agrifood Tech Accelerator; Sparklabs Cultiv8 AgTech Accelerator; and Hatch Aquaculture Accelerator.

As a lawyer, Michael advised many of Australia’s largest investment and operating corporations on their multi-sector acquisition and development activities. He has substantial experience with large-scale projects and acquisitions incorporating complex development and structuring issues.

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