Sprout team


If you want to work with experts who live and breath agriculture and food then you've come to the right place. We know the difference between a microbe and microbiome, so whether you're working on the next automated soil testing robot or producing a positive gut health food, the Sprout team can help.

We are anchored by a culture of ‘going to the trenches’ with early-stage companies. Everyone on the team has real company start-up & growth experience and is focused on putting founders first.

The team acts as your personal advisors to help you navigate your entrepreneurial journey so your company and product gets noticed by Investors who 'get it' and want to see you grow a global innovation.

Sprout Agritech Team

Chelsea Hirst

Head of Acceleration and Engagement

Chloē McLaren-Brown

Team and Events Manager

Crispin Dye


Erena Calder Hawkins

Research Engagement LeAd

Gil Meron


Gerard Searle

Chief Financial Officer

Jonathan Good

Lead Business Mentor

Marie Leroux


Michelle Still

Accelerator Assistant

Maureen Searle

Administration Manager

Stephen McPhail

Investment Manager

Tim Cutfield

Head of Partnerships & Portfolio

Warren Bebb

Chief Investment Officer

Sprout Board and Advisors

Marcel van den Assum 
Board Chair

Dean Tilyard

Sprout Agritech Board - Lee-Ann Marsh, AGMARDT

Lee-Ann Marsh

Adi Lavi

Steve Goldberg

Mark Malone

Leave your footprints on the future health of the planet and its people.

Are you up for the challenge?