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Deep Branch Moves to Planet

Deep Branch has joined the scale-up ecosystem on Biotech Campus Delft. Planet is a non-profit organisation that contributes to the transition of today’s fossil-based, linear economy to tomorrow’s bio-based, circular economy, by promoting Industrial Biotechnology. They do so by sharing the incredible amount of biotech knowledge and infrastructure available on the Biotech Campus Delft. To create a successful biotechnology ecosystem you need many high-potential companies together. These companies can grow faster together than alone by using the synergies created by collaboration and we’re excited to reap the benefits.

Deep Branch CEO Peter Rowe shares: “Planet has the potential to create a critical mass of impactful companies with a shared technological expertise. I strongly believe in ecosystem-level innovation to enable our company to thrive. Silos of knowledge can lock out opportunities and with collaborations, shared resources, and leveraging the unique opportunities Planet provides, we can grow our company in an accelerated but strategic way.”

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Polly Douglas joins KTN Advisory

We’re pleased to share that our very own Polly Douglas will be joining the KTN Animal Sector Advisory Board, covering livestock and aquaculture.

The team of KTN AgriFood experts has worked in both research and industry before joining and it’s essential they keep in touch with the sector regularly. Each group is made up of between 30 to 60 invited members, from research, industry, government and start-ups, across the UK. The groups meet three times a year to discuss themes around innovation. The meetings help KTN shape the events they organise and reports they write for the sector.

The Sector Advisory Boards also provide specialist knowledge and experience to help set future priorities and direct activities of the UK Government. They provide a coherent industry voice to inform KTN, Innovate UK, and others of the major technology and innovation needs and opportunities in their sector.

Polly has a deep background in aquaculture and plays a key role in driving collaboration at Deep Branch, so we can’t think of a better fit.

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Lars Topholm Appointed Chair of the Board

With the close of our Series A investment round come some exciting additions to the Deep Branch team. Lars Topholm, head of research at Carnegie Investment Bank in Denmark and non-executive Board member of Deep Branch since 2019, has been elected as Chair of the Board. Lars is currently the Head of Research at Carnegie Investment Bank with 25+ years of experience within equity research, covering both small and large-cap stocks within multiple industries (consumer goods; luxury goods; white biotech; food ingredients; logistics; capital goods). Ranked as best analyst in Scandinavia three years in a row (2016, 2017 and 2018) by Extel; Lars is an expert in IPO preparation, investor identification, communication/presentation, and valuation.

Lars sees great potential in Deep Branch’s innovative solution: “We see ourselves as a company with a platform technology: We can produce more than one type of protein, and we can supply protein to different product markets. The protein market for animal feed alone amounts to €200 billion a year, and we can see more options for using the protein. When we succeed in scaling this, it could potentially become a very, very large company. I’m looking forward to our journey ahead.”


Deep Branch Joins the Circular Accelerator

We’re proud to announce that Deep Branch is recognized by the World Economic Forum as one of the world’s most impactful, commercially viable scale-ups as part of The Circulars Accelerator.

The Circulars, the world’s premier circular economy awards, has now evolved into an action-oriented accelerator programme—The Circulars Accelerator. Led by Accenture, in partnership with Anglo American, Ecolab and Schneider Electric, and in collaboration with UpLink and the World Economic Forum, the programme will connect industry leaders with 17 ground-breaking circular economy entrepreneurs to scale up disruptive, cross-sector value chain innovation at an unprecedented pace. 

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