Krino Blog

July 2018: Joint Venture

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Krino are working with two companies: CEL-UK one of the UK’s leading additive manufacturing companies and M-Solv world leader in laser micro-machining and printed electronics, to set up a joint venture called Q5D. Q5D will commercialise technology that can automate the production of wiring harnesses; the last part of manufacturing that is still done by hand.

 


June 2018: Interim CEO

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Krino are providing interim CEO services for one of the Verditek Subsiduaries. The aim is to step up sales and then recruit a team.

BBR filtration makes one of the best bio-filters for odour reduction available on the market.


May 2018: A battery that lasts forever

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The Physics department have develop a battery that operates like a solar-cell, but for low energy radiation!. They are making a battery that could in principle last for a thousand years.

Krino have done the market analysis, looked at production costs and done detailed business and financial modelling for this possible spin-out.


March 2018: Stories From Science

A podcast: A interview with Stephen Bennington

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June 2017: Investment Masterclass

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As anyone who has tried to raise funds for a new company knows; CEO actually stands for Chief Equity Officer. Raising money can take a lot of time and requires a particular kind of determination.

In this workshop we get you to think like an investor: what are they looking for when they evaluate a new proposition, and how do they make money out of you?

 

Krino – Investment presentation


October 2017: CFO and Market Analysis

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Verditek is an AIM listed holding company with investments in 4 companies: Greenflex – lightweight Solar Cells, BBR – A Bio-filtration, WES – Carbon Capture and Storage and Paragraph, a graphene company.

Krino provided CFO services for the group and did the market analysis for the subsidiary companies.


May 2017: Company Advice

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The SETsquared Partnership is the enterprise collaboration between five leading research-intensive universities: Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey. Krino Partners work with SETsquared at Bristol’s iconic Engine Shed Incubator, to provide expert advice to new businesses through their Review Panels and are giving an Investment Workshop at Surrey University.


May 2017: Fund Raising

Robox-LogoCEL-UK have designed, manufacture and sell the Robox 3D printers for the UK academic and hobby market. Their technology is highly innovative, and their printers produce parts with materials and quality only seen on much more expensive machines.  Krino Partners is working the CEL-UK to raise funds to expand their sales and marketing capability and develop their technology into the light-industrial market.


May 2017: University Spin-out

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Krino Partners are working with UCL technology transfer office (UCLB) to perform pre-commercialization analysis of an exciting new nano-technology that has the potential to make high-quality 2D materials in bulk. These materials are similar to graphene but have a much wider range of possible applications including: high-performance composites, solar cells, sensors, battery electrodes, catalyst supports and printable electronics.


April 2016: Financial Modelling

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Rezatec is a leading specialist geospatial data analytics company. Krino Partners provided Rezatec with experienced financial modelling resource to help them quickly develop and improve their long term financial forecasts tools.


Febuary 2017: Financial and Business Modelling

0ee482_20850be64b41496c862ea65293c3f0fe~mv2AGM Batteries takes exciting new battery chemistries from research groups and other companies and turns them into products. They have a cell and battery manufacturing facility, and the skills to be able to accelerate new technologies to market. If a client has a demanding battery requirement (cheaper, lighter, more powerful etc.) then AGM has access to the technology and the ability to manufacture. AGM has contracted Krino Partners to help them develop their financial and business modelling and to provide CFO services.


Nov 2016: Business analysis

A high-net worth individual asked for an investigation of a UK high-tech manufacturing company. A day was spent with the management team to learn about the technology, the competitive space, and the business plans. Subsequently the company’s capital structure and investment plans were analysed. A report was written which enabled the investor to negotiate effectively with the company and with the other potential investors.


September 2017: Technical analysis

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A high-net worth individual commissioned a high level review of an emerging energy company in Europe. The review included a day at the business talking with the management team followed by 2 days conducting an IP search and patent review, a technology analysis including level of maturity and commercialisation. Existing networks and knowledge coupled with some new research into the sector underpinned a review of the competitive landscape and market feasibility. The business was a small manufacturing company with good technical resource, but operating in a complex and competitive sector. The final report included an appraisal of the technology vis-à-vis the competition, the viability of the business plan and the capability of the management team.