Paimun (PJ) Amini
DIRECTOR OF VENTURE INVESTMENTS, LEAPS BY BAYER
Sacramento, California, United States
As the Director of Venture Investments for Bayer’s Leaps team, PJ drives the development and execution of a broad partnership strategy that accelerates Bayer’s innovation in the Food & Ag space. Coming from a scientific background and the frontlines of digital innovation, PJ and his colleagues have filtered through hundreds of companies with the potential to have a major impact on the future of agriculture and our food supply moving the focus of Agriculture from simply producing MORE to producing BETTER. Growth stage agnostic (Seed – Series C), the Leaps organization facilitates investments, partnerships, and collaborations between emerging companies and the broader Bayer enterprise. PJ joined Bayer Crop Science in 2011 and has held various leadership roles across the R&D and IT organizations; prior to which he was conducting research as an analytical chemist for the USDA. He has both a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis. PJ currently sits on the boards for Apollo Agriculture, Amfora, Rantizo, and Unfold Bio.
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (EDT)
Wednesday, June 16
What we eat and how we access food is transforming and investment trends in food and ag tech…