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Mai Karas

Mai Karas joined Rabo Investments in April 2018, initially focusing on investing seed and growth equity in start-ups in food and agriculture. Since 2019 Mai is dedicated to co-investments, targeting more mature businesses alongside private equity partners in North America and Europe. Prior to Rabobank, Mai spent two years in private equity and venture capital at ADM Capital and Shift Invest, investing across F&A value-chains. During his studies in Wageningen, he founded and ran a super-food company, producing and distributing healthy juices from his native Croatia.


Mai holds a master’s degree in Management in Life Sciences from Wageningen University, and a joint Bachelor degree from KU Leuven & University of Zagreb in Agriculture engineering and Agriculture economics.