Sky Kurtz is the Cofounder & CEO of Pure Harvest Smart Farms – a technology-enabled agribusiness innovator pioneering sustainable fresh produce supply in the Middle East. Sky is also Cofounder & Director of Vence – a wearable technology solution based in San Diego, CA that is disrupting livestock management by virtualizing farm fencing & using data to improve farm efficiency. Sky also serves on the Boards of Hint Health – an SF-based healthcare IT company, and Pultron Composites – a New Zealand and Dubai-based composite materials business. Previously, Sky served as a Vice President at Francisco Partners, a $10B technology-focused private equity investment firm based in San Francisco. At Francisco Partners, Sky invested in numerous sectors including healthcare IT, semiconductor capital equipment, biometrics and vertical market software (SaaS) businesses. He served on the boards of Ichor Systems (TK: ICHR), T-System, Cross Match Technologies, and API Healthcare. Sky also worked as an Associate at CCMP Capital, a $16B generalist buyout firm based in NYC. Sky has an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a B.S. in Finance from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude and was named the Outstanding Graduating Senior (valedictory honor). Sky is proudly married to Kinsi Grimen-Kurtz and lives in Dubai, UAE.