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Jim Totty

Managing Partner, Earth Capital

Jim has 25 years’ experience in sustainable investment and technology, gained through 18 years in private equity, and earlier advisory and academic work. He was previously at Citi Alternative Investments, and before moving into private equity he was a management consultant in the Energy and Utilities group at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Jim has a PhD and an MSc in Physics from Imperial College London, holds an MA in Physics from the University of Cambridge, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
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Julia Groves

Partner, Head of Crowd Funding, Downing LLP

Since co-founding britishairways.com in 1994, Julia has invested a combination of her time and money in a series of new businesses in the digital and environmental sectors, including most recently Trillion Fund, a loan based crowdfunding platform for renewable energy projects. She co-founded the UK Crowdfunding Association in 2012, and has been instrumental in reforming regulation for crowd investors, and in the creation of the new Innovative Finance ISA. Julia joined Downing in March 2016 to lead the crowdfunding business www.downingcrowd.co.uk, offering asset-backed bonds to retail investors.

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Dr Rob Wylie

Chairman, Cambridge Agritech

Rob has focused on technology commercialisation and impact investing in resource efficiency sectors for around 30 years. He is co-founder and Chairman of a number of impact investment firms including WHEB, Cambridge Agritech and Five Seasons VC. He is a board director of several companies promoting reduced chemical use and resource efficiency in agriculture and founder trustee of the Alexandra Wylie Tower Foundation which helps disadvantaged children and homeless teenagers achieve their self-worth and aspirations.

A chemist with an MA and PhD from Cambridge, Rob spent ten years in Shell’s agrochemical business before working in the 1980s with Rothschild’s Bioscience unit investigating environmental investment opportunities. He then joined KPMG where he worked on numerous M&A and privatisation transactions as well as on the development of environmental funds in Central and Eastern Europe.