Michael Dean
Founding Partner, Agfunder

Michael is one of the two Co-Founders of AgFunder, one of the most active foodtech and agtech VCs globally. He is an entrepreneur and venture investor with a background in agriculture, environmental sustainability, social impact and law.

Michael has over 25 years of experience in food and agriculture, venture capital, environmental sustainability, social impact and law. He is a recognised authority on agrifood technology and investing and has been interviewed by numerous leading media outlets including Bloomberg, The Economist, The Australian Financial Review, Asian Investor, DealStreetAsia, and Agri Investor. A seasoned investor and agriculture operator, prior to starting AgFunder, Michael was a founding partner of SeedRock Capital Partners and SeedRock Africa Agriculture, a social impact investment agribusiness based in West Africa. As a lawyer, Michael advised numerous large investment and operating corporations on their multi-sector acquisition and development activities. He has substantial experience of large-scale environmental and sustainability projects as well as acquisitions incorporating complex environmental, development and structuring issues. Michael holds an LL.B and an LL.M in International Environmental Law from the University of Sydney.