Investors from across the aquaculture space are gathering in London this September to hear from twelve of the most exciting emerging companies in fish health, nutrition and farm management, at the Aquaculture Innovation Summit.
We caught up with all 14 of the venture capital and private equity investors that will be attending the conference and asked what it is about the aquaculture space that appeals so much to them?
“Aquaculture has severely lagged other livestock farming industries such as Poultry and Hog when it comes to innovation. Aquaculture farmers today are producing near capacity yet production needs to more than double to meet global demand. Indeed, this is a sector that is ripe for major innovation and reinvention.”
– Gerard Chia, Investments & Portfolio Management, New Protein Capital “I believe we are facing a structural shift from land-based to ocean-based food production. Aquaculture, and game-changing aquaculture solutions, will be the key enablers to this shift. I find that to be a very, very attractive investment opportunity in the coming generation.”
– Christian Rangen, Group Chief Operating Founder, X2 Labs You can read their answers in full and learn what it is that each of them are looking for in an investment here in our interview.
All 14 of the investors will form the judging panel for this year’s Innovation Awards. Taking place as part of the Aquaculture Innovation Summit, these awards provide a unique opportunity for emerging companies within fish health, nutrition and farming to pitch their novel technologies to a room of investors, big pharma and industry experts.
Emerging companies (with less than £10 million annual revenue) that are interested in showcasing their technologies can apply, free of charge, through a short online survey. Applications close 27th June 2018.
Complete event information is available online at www.aquaculture-innovation.com. Reduced rates to attend the event are available for emerging companies and all Aquaculture Magazine readers are eligible for a 10% discount on their pass using code AMAG10. Contact Jessica Parry at firstname.lastname@example.org for inquiries.
Source: Kisaco Research