VC Q&A: Omnivore’s Mark Kahn on AgTech Investing
AgFunder: You’re the founding partner of a VC that focuses on early stage ag and food technology companies. Did you have a background in agriculture?
Mark: Actually I’ve spent most of my career in agribusiness. I used to work for Syngenta, and then in 2007, I got involved with the turnaround of Godrej Agrovet, one of the largest agribusiness companies in India. I was brought in as part of the turnaround team, and oversaw key functions like strategy, M&A, R&D, and new business development. It was a great operational experience, and the company is doing amazingly well.