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regenerate natural ecosystems

THROUGH VENTURE.

Climate change and biodiversity loss are threatening to destabilise societies and economies. These two global crises are a direct result of anthropomorphic destruction of our natural systems. The answer to these problems is simple, restore what we have lost. However, we are racing against time. The extinction rate is rising and we need to remove vast amounts of carbon from our atmosphere in the coming decades. Therefore, letting ecosystems naturally re-establish themselves over decades and centuries is simply not good enough. 

At DSV we’re exploring novel methods that can be utilised to speed up the regeneration of ecosystems and increase their capacity as a carbon sink. Join us on our mission to create a company that will rapidly restore ecosystems and maximise their potential to protect biodiversity and sequester carbon!

Read more about how we see this Opportunity Area fit into our larger Agriculture thesis.

 

APPROACHES WE’RE CONSIDERING

Organisms thrive when they are in diverse ecosystems and can interact with symbiotic partners in their immediate environment. One of the most important symbioses on the planet is the relationship between plants and mycorrhizal fungi. When this relationship is established the photosynthetic rate of the plant increases and the transfer rate of carbon from the atmosphere to the soil is catalysed. We aim to utilise the cumulative acquired knowledge of how to monitor and grow mycorrhizal fungi to enhance ecosystem growth and increase the amount of carbon forest ecosystems can sequester.

 

WHO SHOULD APPLY

We are looking for individuals with a drive to fix the climate and biodiversity problems. Ideally you will have prior experience working on projects that involve the use of remote sensing technologies or have experience propagating fungi. Additional experience in ecological project management and a knowledge of the carbon markets is desirable.

Skills we are looking for (any of):

● Remote sensing technologies

● LiDAR

● High-resolution hyperspectral imaging

● Ecological modelling

● Mycology

● Horticulture

● Molecular biology

● Artificial intelligence

● Environmental engineering

● Ecology/ecologist

● Carbon offset accreditation

● Natural based solutions to climate change

 

Preference will be given to those applicants who also have experience in any of the following:

● Financial markets

● Data science

● Project fundraising

 

OUR OFFER

Taking a Founder role at DSV is a fantastic opportunity to develop concepts for, and launch your own startup. Working with us, you’ll have access to the systems and environment to guide your thinking. We’ll provide you with a salary whilst you start your own company, and moreover, will support you build a founding team, find early data to land your first customers and to secure investors.

It’s a full time role working across market analysis, science and venture creation at DSV before incorporating your own start-up within 6 months (give or take a couple of months) with pre-seed investment from DSV and access to labs through our partnership with the Roslin Innovation Centre at the University of Edinburgh.

Compared to other “Entrepreneur in Residence”- type programmes, DSV is friendly to individuals with no previous founder experience and joining DSV comes with a commitment from us to support your company to make a real impact in the market. No prior idea or IP required.

 

The role is part of the Food & Agriculture Science Transformer (FAST) programme conducted between Deep Science Ventures and the Roslin Institute at the University of Edinburgh, meaning that you can be based remotely, in London, or Edinburgh, where you will have access to a world-leading agricultural, financial and technical ecosystem.  

Climate change and biodiversity loss are threatening to destabilise societies and economies. These two global crises are a direct result of anthropomorphic destruction of our natural systems. The answer to these problems is simple, restore what we have lost. However, we are racing against time. The extinction rate is rising and we need to remove vast amounts of carbon from our atmosphere in the coming decades. Therefore, letting ecosystems naturally re-establish themselves over decades and centuries is simply not good enough. 

At DSV we’re exploring novel methods that can be utilised to speed up the regeneration of ecosystems and increase their capacity as a carbon sink. Join us on our mission to create a company that will rapidly restore ecosystems and maximise their potential to protect biodiversity and sequester carbon!

Read more about how we see this Opportunity Area fit into our larger Agriculture thesis.

 

APPROACHES WE’RE CONSIDERING

Organisms thrive when they are in diverse ecosystems and can interact with symbiotic partners in their immediate environment. One of the most important symbioses on the planet is the relationship between plants and mycorrhizal fungi. When this relationship is established the photosynthetic rate of the plant increases and the transfer rate of carbon from the atmosphere to the soil is catalysed. We aim to utilise the cumulative acquired knowledge of how to monitor and grow mycorrhizal fungi to enhance ecosystem growth and increase the amount of carbon forest ecosystems can sequester.

 

WHO SHOULD APPLY

We are looking for individuals with a drive to fix the climate and biodiversity problems. Ideally you will have prior experience working on projects that involve the use of remote sensing technologies or have experience propagating fungi. Additional experience in ecological project management and a knowledge of the carbon markets is desirable.

Skills we are looking for (any of):

● Remote sensing technologies

● LiDAR

● High-resolution hyperspectral imaging

● Ecological modelling

● Mycology

● Horticulture

● Molecular biology

● Artificial intelligence

● Environmental engineering

● Ecology/ecologist

● Carbon offset accreditation

● Natural based solutions to climate change

 

Preference will be given to those applicants who also have experience in any of the following:

● Financial markets

● Data science

● Project fundraising

 

OUR OFFER

Taking a Founder role at DSV is a fantastic opportunity to develop concepts for, and launch your own startup. Working with us, you’ll have access to the systems and environment to guide your thinking. We’ll provide you with a salary whilst you start your own company, and moreover, will support you build a founding team, find early data to land your first customers and to secure investors.

It’s a full time role working across market analysis, science and venture creation at DSV before incorporating your own start-up within 6 months (give or take a couple of months) with pre-seed investment from DSV and access to labs through our partnership with the Roslin Innovation Centre at the University of Edinburgh.

Compared to other “Entrepreneur in Residence”- type programmes, DSV is friendly to individuals with no previous founder experience and joining DSV comes with a commitment from us to support your company to make a real impact in the market. No prior idea or IP required.

 

The role is part of the Food & Agriculture Science Transformer (FAST) programme conducted between Deep Science Ventures and the Roslin Institute at the University of Edinburgh, meaning that you can be based remotely, in London, or Edinburgh, where you will have access to a world-leading agricultural, financial and technical ecosystem.  

Interviews ongoing, start date asap

Interviews ongoing, start date asap

current founders

Toby: A biologist who has dedicated his career to solve problems with our farming systems in order to make space for the natural world. Toby has worked as a scientist at RBG Kew working on innovations in seed storage before going on to complete a PhD at the University of Bath in molecular plant sciences. Since joining DSV, Toby has moved on to discovering how we can use novel technologies to fundamentally change the way we produce problematic agricultural products and ultimately reduce our anthropomorphic footprint. He is now building founding teams for multiple start-ups aiming to solve our biggest agricultural and environmental problems.

current founders

Toby: A biologist who has dedicated his career to solve problems with our farming systems in order to make space for the natural world. Toby has worked as a scientist at RBG Kew working on innovations in seed storage before going on to complete a PhD at the University of Bath in molecular plant sciences. Since joining DSV, Toby has moved on to discovering how we can use novel technologies to fundamentally change the way we produce problematic agricultural products and ultimately reduce our anthropomorphic footprint. He is now building founding teams for multiple start-ups aiming to solve our biggest agricultural and environmental problems.