Our second presentation at our January monthly meeting was given by long-standing member and former Chair of acumen7, John Pilkington
John is currently the Executive Chair of Carbon8 Systems Ltd.
Carbon8 was incorporated back in 2006 by two scientists who were working together at Greenwich University. For the previous 10 years they’d been experimenting on an idea hatched out of a failed experiment for a new method of soil stabilisation. Throughout 27 years from that ‘eureka’ moment, they have been seeking funding across a myriad of opportunities. In the past four years, they have been able to secure funding from external investors.
John spoke to us to give us the story of the ups and downs of the fundraising to date, the preparations for the next big round later this year, and the lessons learned throughout the entire, very long, process!
It was very interesting to hear about the reality of fundraising, how much hard work is involved and how long it really takes!
We wish John and everyone at Carbon8 all the very best for the future and for changing the world.