Earlymarket LLP is a family office with an investment arm dedicated to early-stage technology start-ups. Earlymarket LLP has a history of involvement in Agri-Tech both as a supporter and an investor, with first-hand experience investing in disruptive start-ups that are set to make a change.

Earlymarket LLP takes early stage businesses to market. We provide capital, management expertise, talented business and product resources, forward thinkers and high tech workspace, as required, in central London.


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GrantTree is a UK government funding expert, specialising in R&D Tax Credits and grant funding. Over eight years, our team of experts have enabled clients across a range of sectors and technology verticals, including agritech and the life sciences, to gain access to over £95 million of government funding.

GrantTree works with over 550 of the UK’s most innovative and fastest growing SME technology companies including SMEs, Governments, Universities and research organisations.

R&D Tax Credit & Advance Funding Service Overview

GrantTree’s R&D Tax Credits team have successfully delivered over 2,500 claims, ranging from early stage startups to large household names in technology. Comprised of 25 technical and CIRD legislative specialists, GrantTree’s team understands the requirements of growing technology businesses. Our comprehensive, end to end claims management service ensures that our clients receive the maximum R&D Tax relief, securely and as fast as possible. GrantTree has a 100% success rate with HMRC and all of our claims is covered in the event of HMRC enquiry, through to the point of resolution.

In addition, GrantTree’s Advance Funding service allows selected clients to gain access to future R&D Tax Credit funds up to nine months in advance of their financial year end. This can provide a much-needed cash injection at a critical moment or smooth cash flow throughout the year.

If you employ or subcontract to technical individuals and would like to discuss our service offering and your eligibility please get in touch via team@granttree.co.uk for a free consultation.

Grant Funding Service Overview

Our team of 15, majority PhD, experienced grant funding consultants have delivered projects ranging from £50k single applicant market research studies, to £20 million collaborative R&D projects with 15+ consortium members. GrantTree specialises in Innovate UK applications, and has demonstrable expertise in H2020, ESA, DASA, NHS Test Bed, SBRI, ISCF, research council and other business and academic-led grant funding mechanisms. With wide ranging expertise, GrantTree offers a variety of grant funding consultancy services to suit a range of support requirements and budgets.

To explore your grant funding options, please get in touch via team@granttree.co.uk for a free consultation.


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BKL are a leading firm of chartered accountants and tax advisers supporting entrepreneurs, growing businesses, family offices and high net worth individuals.

We have a particular specialism in working with entrepreneurial, technological and agricultural businesses in the ‘Golden Triangle’ of Cambridge, Oxford and London, and companies still privately held but heading for a listing or other capital market fundraisings.

As specialists in the agriculture and technology sectors, we understand the challenges that people across these industries face – including creating business plans, fundraising and structuring, claiming for research & development tax credits, enterprise investment scheme relief, employee retention strategies, succession planning and exit strategies.

Working from our Cambridge and London offices, we have the expertise to give personal, highly bespoke support to agri-tech businesses and the people behind them. Tax in particular can be a minefield and our specialists are dedicated to providing clear advice without jargon.

We enjoy attending and speaking at agricultural events and hope to meet you at one of them. In the meantime, you can find out more at www.bkl.co.uk or follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Innovate UK

Innovate UK

Innovate UK is the UK’s innovation agency. It works with people, companies and partner organisations to find and drive the science and technology innovations that will grow the UK economy – delivering productivity, new jobs and exports and keeping the UK globally competitive in the race for future prosperity.

Agriculture and food is one priority innovation area on which Innovate UK focuses. It has delivered a sustainable agriculture and food ‘innovation platform’ supporting business-led projects covering crop productivity, sustainable livestock production, waste management and greenhouse gas reduction. It continues to target support across the agrifood supply chain while developing its future strategy. In addition, and as part of the Government’s Agri-Tech industrial strategy, Innovate UK manages the Agri-Tech Catalyst programme with the BBSRC, and is working with BIS, Defra and the BBSRC to establish new centres for agricultural innovation.

Follow them on twitter at @innovate_uk

Anglia Capital Group

Anglia Capital Group

The Anglia Capital Group (ACG) is a private investor network developed to link angel investors to quality deal flow in Norfolk and Suffolk. The group is open to business angels and investors interested in backing the best innovation springing from the two counties.

Since it was launched by Government Minister George Freeman, in November 2014, ACG now have around 50 members who have collectively invested over £4 Million into early-stage businesses in Norfolk and Suffolk. As the selected partner of the New Anglia LEP’s co-investment fund, ‘New Anglia Capital’, businesses have the opportunity to leverage match funding against ACG angel investment on a pound for pound basis. In this way the LEP can work with business angels to encourage economic development through job creation in early-stage businesses with high growth potential in sectors such as agricultural technology.

The Group is currently expanding and invites private angel investors interested in exciting high growth companies in the region to contact them as per the details below.

To build on ACG’s excellent relationship with Agri-Tech East, the Group is open to corporate membership from companies and organisations in the field of agri-tech. Indeed, whilst ACG welcomes applications from the life science, health, engineering and energy sectors, it is particularly important that applications for private venture funding come from those involved in agricultural innovation, as it is such an important sector in East Anglia.

ACG is based at the Centrum Building on the Norwich Research Park. The Group holds several investor events a year in Norfolk and Suffolk.

For further information please contact Hannah@angliacapitalgroup.co.uk or visit their website at www.angliacapitalgroup.co.uk