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

Accelerator Manager

Chloe McLaren-Brown

Team and Events Manager

Crispin Dye


Erena Calder Hawkins

Growth Manager - University & Research Engagement

Gil Meron


Gerard Searle

Chief Financial Officer

Jonathan Good

Chief Start-Up Officer

Marie Leroux


Michelle Still

Accelerator Assistant

Maureen Searle

Administration Manager

Reuben Dods

Venture Analyst

Stephen McPhail

Investment Manager

Tim Cutfield

Head of Partnerships & Portfolio

Victoria Kennedy

Operations & Partnerships Manager (Maternity Leave)

Warren Bebb

Investment Manager

Sprout Board and Advisors

Marcel van den Assum

Dean Tilyard

Sprout Agritech Board - Lee-Ann Marsh, AGMARDT

Lee-Ann Marsh

Sprout Agritech Board - Yoav Silverstein, OurCrowd

Yoav Silverstein

Steve Goldberg

Mark Malone

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

Are you up for the challenge?