The bio-economy: the next investment frontier for Denmark

The bio-economy has emerged as a new and attractive investment sector, with Denmark in the ‘box seat’ to become the future global ecosystem luring international investment, research and expertise, the Danish Parliament has heard. Delivering an invite-only key-note speech at the Danish Parliamentary Environment and Food Committee’s hearing on the bio-economy on May 2, investment … Continue reading The bio-economy: the next investment frontier for Denmark

Farming UK NEWS: ‘Scientists to use low-cost manufacturing of new animal medicines using chicken eggs’

Our portfolio company Roslin Technologies has been featured in Farming UK News: "Innovations that improve the health of farmed animals and raise agricultural productivity will be brought to market with the support of a £10 million investment. The University of Edinburgh, considered to be a world leader in animal science research, will invest £10m in … Continue reading Farming UK NEWS: ‘Scientists to use low-cost manufacturing of new animal medicines using chicken eggs’

AG FUNDER NEWS – ‘EXCLUSIVE: UK Agritech Startup Roslin Tech Raises £10m for Animal Therapeutics Platform’

'A UK-based animal agriculture technology company has spun out of the University of Edinburgh’s Roslin Institute and The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies and raised £10 million ($12.4 million) in funding to commercialize its first products. This is the largest funding deal for an early stage UK agritech startup innovating on-farm products, according to AgFunder data. Roslin Technologies was formed … Continue reading AG FUNDER NEWS – ‘EXCLUSIVE: UK Agritech Startup Roslin Tech Raises £10m for Animal Therapeutics Platform’

Agricultural development capital firm boosts leadership team with new chief appointed

Edinburgh firm JB Equity has appointed a new group chief executive officer, Daniël Bor (Bor) Boer, former senior banker at the global specialist food & agribusiness lender, Rabobank. Appointed Group CEO and Partner, Mr Boer will oversee JB Equity’s growth and expansion of new projects in Asia, Europe and Latin America. JB Equity chairman Martin … Continue reading Agricultural development capital firm boosts leadership team with new chief appointed

Animal sciences investment aims to boost company creation

A new company has been formed to maximize the commercial impact of Edinburgh’s world-leading animal science research. The company – Roslin Technologies Ltd – has been launched to facilitate the commercialisation of research from the University of Edinburgh’s Roslin Institute and Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies. It offers one of the world’s largest investment … Continue reading Animal sciences investment aims to boost company creation

JB Equity welcomes new partner and non-executive director

JB Equity has announced that Stephen Mcloughlin has joined the private equity firm as a new partner. A native of South Africa, Stephen has first-hand management experience from agricultural operations in soft commodity value chains across Sub-Saharan Africa, including South Africa, Mozambique, Malawi, Tanzania and Sierra Leone. In his most recent role he ran a … Continue reading JB Equity welcomes new partner and non-executive director