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The Yield Lab Europe
Yield Lab Europe is the leading funder of early stage Agri Food and Ag Tech companies that revolutionise agriculture and food systems seeking to sustainably feed the world.
Yield Lab Europe provides venture capital funding of between €100,000 to €2 million per company in the pre-seed to Series A range.
In addition to providing capital, Yield Lab Europe provides access to the Yield Lab global network of experts, corporates and investors all around the world to enable companies to successfully scale and commercialise internationally.
Currently our fund invests in the following countries, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and UK.
RootWave™ technology uses electricides to boil weeds inside out from the root upwards. As a result, Ubiqutek™ is able to offer the most economical and sustainable alternative weed killer available today.
ApisProtect uses unique, innovative technology to help beekeeper prevent losses and increase productivity in their hives.
MicroSynbiotiX* develops cost-effective oral vaccines to control disease in aquaculture.
Hexafly is developing new material sources for the Aqua feed, Chitin and Plant Nutrition Industries. Their products come from the sustainable farming of insects.
Impact Vision is a machine learning company, applying advanced imaging technology to food supply chains.
MicroGen Biotech has developed a unique range of biologicals based on healthy bacteria that restore the soil’s natural microbiome, improving yields and reducing the update of heavy metals into plants.
Sencrop is a connected ag-weather station available to all. Sencrop connects rain and wind speed gauges for a more precise, efficient, and eco-friendly agriculture.
Kaffe Bueno upcycles Spent Coffee Grounds (SCG, a.k.a coffee "waste") into active and functional ingredients for cosmetics, nutraceuticals and functional foods.
N2 Applied enables farmers to produce cost effective, high quality fertilizer from manure, air and renewable energy - and reduce ammonia emissions at the same time.
Micron Agritech has developed the Micron Kit, which is a pen-side testing kit that allows farmers or vets to rapidly detect parasitic infections in cattle.
Equimetrics has developed a wearable monitoring device for horses that measures key biometric health and behavioural data and transmits that data to the horse owner or vet.
Auravant uses satellite and drone imaging to bring insight to agricultural producers letting them get more from their land. Through the use of aerial monitoring platforms, farmers gain access to detailed and precise information to make effective decisions.
Solasta Bio is dedicated to discovery of new, more selective, “greener” insect control agents that are valuable for modern pest management approaches.
CarbonSpace is dedicated to creating the global carbon footprint transparency standard, through their satellite-powered platform for carbon footprint tracking.
Spotta continuously monitors and identifies insects in real time. By detecting pests early, Spotta can minimise damage and, importantly, reduce pesticide use through improved targeting of treatment.
Sundew is committed to playing its part in the sustainable development of ocean and freshwater resources by developing new technologies and products aimed at solving some of the biggest problems facing the Blue Economy.
Cotter Agritech has developed a system that uses advanced algorithms to enable livestock farmers to transition from blanket treating animals with anti-parasitic drugs, to precise application.
Glaia’s revolutionary technology developed at the University of Bristol allows plants to harvest light more efficiently and facilitates the processes involved in biomass production resulting in increased crop yields. With this technology, they aim to effectively help ensure food security in the future as well as reduce the carbon footprint of agricultural food production.
BOTALYS develops pure and potent botanicals by recreating ideal wild conditions, using indoor vertical farming.
INSYLO allows farmers to accurately and consistently monitor the level of the silos from their smartphone and receive alerts when their stocks are low. It also allows feed suppliers to optimise deliveries through the sharing of information with customers about the stock levels and process the restocking orders automatically.
Paul Finnerty is Co-Founder and Chairman of Yield Lab Europe. Previously, Paul was CEO of ABP Food Group for 10 years until October 2016.
Brian is Co-Founder and General Partner of the Yield Lab Europe and led efforts on behalf of Yield Lab USA to come to Ireland.
David is a General Partner of Yield Lab Europe where he focuses on sourcing new investments and managing the Yield Lab portfolio. Previously he was a venture capital investor at Delta Partners.
Roberto is a Venture Partner of Yield Lab Europe and Managing Director of Yield Lab Latin America. He has over 15 years of experience investing and advising in the global food and agriculture space.
Connie is the Investment Manager of Yield Lab Europe and also a Board Member of Yield Lab Institute. She is responsible for identifying companies suitable for investment.
Aisling is an Investment Associate at Yield Lab Europe. She is responsible for identifying and analysing potential companies for investment and working with existing portfolio companies.
John is the Investment Director at Yield Lab Europe. He is a scientist with over ten years of experience in life sciences, business, and tech transfer.
Daan Wilms Van Kersbergen
Daan is Investment Director at Yield Lab Europe. His prior experience includes venture capital investing at Eneco Ventures and strategy consulting at McKinsey & Company.
Sinéad is responsible for finance, financial compliance and reporting and has over ten years’ experience in large multinational organisations.
Gentiane is a General Partner of Yield Lab Europe. She has over 20 years of international experience working with MNCs and family offices to develop their strategy and execute it.
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