Consumer demands, coupled with changing socio-economic drivers around the environment and healthy foods are becoming higher profile, so the financing landscape needs to adapt. Indications are that early fears that the pandemic would adversely affect investment into agri-tech appear largely unfounded, however for businesses looking to innovate, expand, merge and diversify, there is a myriad of financing options to support growth.
Agri-tech is changing – and so is the world in which it operates. From new equity funds to support early stage ventures, to the creation of new corporate entities to help companies merge, and from non-dilutive public investment to innovative models of debt finance, we’ll be exploring the financing landscape and what it means for businesses along the value chain.
Novel business models are requiring difference types of financing to help de-risking farmer adoption of new technologies – or help tech founders gain rapid traction. Globally, innovative new financial instruments are being created to enable and empower new solutions and we’ll be exploring what these mean for the wider industry. We’ll be looking at funding and financing models for farmers and founders – from angel investment to sovereign wealth funds, asset finance and debt funding - join us and learn more about the best option for you.
This is your opportunity to gain rapid insights into current business models, funding instruments and financing structures.
Chair: Jodi Bartin, CEO at CitiCourt
13.30 Meeting opens, welcome and introductions
13.40 Starting small – equity finance for early stage and growing ventures
Hannah Smith, Anglia Capital Group
Greg Michel, Cell Capital Partners
14.10 Debt and asset finance – leveraging your assets
Mark Lempriere, Agri-Director South East at Lombard
14.40 Changing Business Models for Agri-Tech
Steve Thackwray, Tax Director at PWC
14.55 Crowd-Funding for Agri-Tech – Ten Top Tips
Jack Wrangham, Drone AG
15.10 Panel discussion and Q&A
15.30 EVENT CLOSE
This event is free for members of Agri-TechE, and £30+VAT for non-members.