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Peter Wren-Hilton

Hear Arama Kukutai talk about the importance of Connected Capital at Agritech Unleashed


Last year at the ’10 billion mouths’ conference, Arama Kukutai, co-founder and Managing Director of Finistere Ventures, talked about how connected capital could help New Zealand’s agritech sector grow.

In the past 12 months, several early stage kiwi agritech start-ups have benefited from this funding flow. I’m thinking Robotics Plus, Biolumic, Halter and most recently Invert Robotics.

At Agritech Unleashed next week, Arama will be providing an update on last year’s talk and share details of just how big the global flow of connected capital into the sector is becoming. If you are a New Zealand agritech company looking to raise capital or a New Zealand investor looking to find out more about global trends, this is one session you should not miss.

The ‘Preview of a New Zealand Connected Capital Initiative’ takes place from 10.15am – 11.00am next Thursday at National Fieldays. The session is being introduced by the Hon Damien O’Connor, Minister of Agriculture and Minister for Biosecurity, Food Safety, and Rural Communities.

Admission to the session is free, but you do need to reserve a ticket to get in. You can do that by visiting the Agritech Unleashed web page at

Agritech Unleashed has been curated by Agritech New Zealand, in association with National Fieldays, and with the generous sponsorship of the Ministry of Primary Industries.

Seats are going quickly. If you want to join us on the day we would you suggest you register your place now by clicking on the link above.

I look forward to seeing you there.

Peter Wren-Hilton Peter is Executive Director of Agritech New Zealand and founder of Wharf42 in Tauranga. Peter helps organise major agritech conferences in New Zealand and offshore and connects early stage New Zealand agritech companies with international markets.