16th FEB / Deep Science ventures

How Can science startups feed the world?

Deep Science Ventures opportunity series
An evening with the academics, investors, industry and successful founders looking to discover new opportunities to feed the world.
16th Feb at 6pm, EC1V 3AR, London
Who's leading the forum?
These events are small and interactive with 30-50 PhDs and industry people with a strong interest in the area. The aim is to help you to find hidden opportunities and new people to work with to make an impact in digital health.
Jonathan Crouch
DFI Strategy, CDC Group

Jonathan currently leads strategy for a leading impact investor looking for opportunities to work closely with technology-based SMEs in Africa. Jonathan has over 20 years of experience in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe – including managing research programs as well as helping start-ups and scale-ups in agriculture, environment sustainability, healthcare, and technology sectors. Most recently, Jonathan has co-ordinated the design of a $60+ million facility to increase the success rate of CDC's investees in Africa and South Asia.

Kerry O'Donnelly and Angela de Manzanos
FungiAlert, Co-Founders

Kerry and Angela co-founded FungiAlert while studying towards their PhD's in Crop Sustainability at Imperial College London. Both co-founders became passionate about embarking on a journey to contribute towards sustainable agricultural farming using their scientific expertise. Although passionate about research, both co-founders decided to leave their posts as Post-Doctoral researchers to focus on the development of their technology, FungiAlert.

Richard Quinn
Farmcare, Chief Executive

Richard is Chief Executive of Farmcare – and has led the development of a ten year business plan for the largest Agri-asset management business in the UK. Richard has a deep understanding of business transformation gained through working in large FMCG/Retail and Manufacturing environments including managing the Farms division at The Co-operative Group.

Ivan Farneti
Five Seasons Ventures, Co-Founder & Partner

Ivan is the co-founder and Partner of Five Seasons Ventures, one of the first venture capital funds to focus on FoodTech companies in Europe. His experience includes structuring venture investments, organizational development, strategic planning, setting up governance for growth and planning for successful exits. Ivan is a former Board Member and EIR at Seedcamp, and an advisor to StartUpBootcamp Foodtech. Ivan will be joined by his co-founder Niccolò Manzoni who is ex McKinsey & Co and has been investing in Food tech since 2014.


Join us on the 16th Feb.
If you're interested in creating an impact in this space we would love you to join us.

It's free to join but we limit the events to 30 external spaces as it's all about engagement and quality introductions. We'll send you a confirmation email couple of days before.
Other events in the Deep Science Dinners series
We run similar events across a range of industries where science has the potential to create change.

26th Jan: The next generation of drugs

2nd Feb: Clean-tech: The second coming.

9th Feb: The digitisation of healthcare & diagnostics

16th Feb: Food, Agri & the Bio-economy

23rd Feb: Personalised healthcare

2nd March: Transport and Aerospace

9th March: The Future of Computing

16th March: The Built Environment

23rd March: Smart Manufacturing

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