This Fireside chat event is featuring Jon Sandbrook, Investment Manager at WNT Ventures.
WNT Ventures exists to champion and empower pioneers at the start of their deep tech journey; from Garage to Greatness.
WNT Ventures is a high conviction early-stage investment partner of smart, ambitious and entrepreneurial deep tech founders - because they need a champion to support their ambition of turning their global technology into reality.
As a supplier of Callaghan Innovation Technology Incubator programme, the WNT Ventures team and partners are deep-tech investment specialists and have expertise and networks across a broad range of sectors, including: artificial intelligence, agritech, food/fibre, medtech, robotics and automation, engineering, and advanced materials.
WNT provides active support and funding to companies at the pre-revenue stage with deep IP and global market potential. Leveraging its entrepreneurial and institutional investment heritage, WNT Ventures is a purpose-built technology incubator designed to accelerate innovation and build the next generation of New Zealand-born global companies.
Find out more about WNT Ventures on the web at www.wntventures.co.nz
About Speaker - Jon Sandbrook - Investment Manager at WNT Ventures
Jon has a broad background as a founder, corporate strategist, business developer, consultant and executive focusing on building and growing companies, primarily in the agriculture, food, biotechnology, and technology sectors. Jon spent a number of years based in the US in roles in small business investment and specialist biotechnology consulting, as well as founding and developing an animal health vaccines and diagnostics start-up from inception to exit. Jon has previously held senior executive roles in public policy and corporate strategy.
In his role as Investment Manager at WNT Ventures, Jon leads new investment opportunity sourcing as well as working closely alongside founders and CEO’s of several of WNT’s existing portfolio companies.
Jon has a passion for encouraging systemic innovation, cutting edge start-ups with global reach, and founders with a vision to change the world, as well as social ventures with the potential to address some of the world’s biggest challenges.