Meet the Investor: Agrifood Virtual Event

Event Details

Start Date
Thu, 28 Apr 2022 10:00
End Date
Thu, 28 Apr 2022 12:00
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CPI is delighted to invite you to our Meet the Investor’ webinar focused on the agrifood sector. Join us to learn from leading early stage agrifood investors from our community. 

This session includes investor presentations from The Yield Lab, Future Planet Capital and Blue Horizon. 

During this virtual event, you will learn about their investment criteria and hear their views on current trends and challenges in the marketplace. There is the opportunity to meet the investors in a 1 – 21 environment after the webinar. Please request upon booking.

Please note all 1 – 21 sessions will be offered to companies on a first come, first serve basis.

Technology is allowing huge advancements to take place in agriculture by improving yield, profitability and efficiency. CPI’s facilities and expertise support agrifood companies in bio-derived agrichemicals, novel materials and proteins for food, feed and nutraceuticals and we also work with a range of stakeholders. 

Agenda/Points for discussion

  1. Overview of CPI’s agrifood activity
  2. Investors presentations
  3. Short panel’ discussion
  4. Q&A
  5. 1 – 21s with investors (pre-arranged for companies).

The Investors:

Guy Pengelley - Investment Director, Future Planet Capital (FPC)

Guy Pengelley

Investment Director, Future Planet Capital (FPC)

Guy Pengelley is Investment Director for Future Planet Capital’s British Innovation Fund, a specialist Life Sciences and AgTech venture capital fund investing in UK university spinouts. Guy is responsible for sourcing future investment opportunities as well as supporting the fund’s existing portfolio, which includes spinouts from the universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Newcastle, Exeter and Edinburgh. Guy also helps out with Future Planet Capital’s AgTech and Agriculture investing, which includes support for and execution of the investment strategy for its farmland funds in Australia and New Zealand. Prior to joining the British Innovation Fund, Guy qualified as a Chartered Accountant within Deloitte’s corporate finance division before working at Peel Hunt in their investment banking / M&A team.

Kieran Mahanty - Director in the Growth team, Blue Horizon

Kieran Mahanty

Director in the Growth team, Blue Horizon

Kieran is responsible for sourcing and executing investments for the Blue Horizon Growth Fund. He previously worked in Temasek’s Agribusiness Investment Team in Singapore and at PwC Strategy, starting his career in London before relocating to help build the team in Singapore. Kieran holds a First Class degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics and a Masters in International Relations from the University of Oxford.

DAVID BOWLES - Managing Partner,  Yield Lab Europe


Managing Partner, Yield Lab Europe

David is Managing 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 delivering returns from a diverse portfolio of companies. David started his career at IBM and Merrill Lynch before joining McKinsey & Company.

If you have any question about the 1 – 21 sessions please feel free to contact marketing@​uk-​cpi.​com