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Mark Durno

Managing Partner AgriFood


Mark’s goal is to help startups drive positive change in the food supply system. He is Managing Partner of Rockstart AgriFood, a fund offering early stage Agritech and Foodtech startups access to capital, market, expertise and community through a customised program and investment.

Mark is Scottish, based between Copenhagen and Amsterdam. He has a background in conventional/organic agriculture and vertical farming, having been a memberof the startup team of UrbanFarmers AG and leading the finance, development and ramp-up of Europe’s first commercial vertical farms in Switzerland and The Netherlands. He is also a qualified Scottish lawyer and holds an Executive MBA from Rotterdam School of Management. Mark currently leads Rockstart AgriFood, a €15million accelerator+follow on fund for AgriFood startups.