Our Investments

How we work

We have the flexibility to consider strategic financial support at any stage and across all of the usual funding rounds.

We don’t just invest money but will work actively as part of the team bringing Kero technical and commercial expertise to bear; Kero resource will also take care of accounting and company “housekeeping” tasks.

We invest in Technology and Engineering businesses with patented or patentable ideas which are innovative and addressing a clear market need.

Investment Process

We make prompt decisions about each opportunity we evaluate

A quick, efficient investment process is our aim. We will ask for a full and frank early disclosure of key information to facilitate due diligence and move expediently to complete the investment.

What We Look For


New technology preferably in the engineering sector but we will consider other fields


A passionate, committed and well-balanced core team of inventors or entrepreneurs with realistic plans and expectations


Businesses requiring strategic / technical / organisational support as well as financial support


Patented/patentable technology


Above all, we are looking to invest ethically; in technologies that will benefit society and the environment

Our Services

What we can do


We understand the importance and challenges of properly funding innovation and growth and have the resources and flexibility to provide effective solutions

Strategic Insight

We work closely with you to understand your goals and aims, and develop a strategy to succeed

Exit Planning

Often referred to as business succession strategy, exit planning can be complex. We use our experience and network to get the best possible exit for all shareholders

Bookkeeping & Accounts

As part of your day to day team Kero helps with the company secretarial, bookkeeping and accounts work. This enables you to focus on building value

Intellectual Property

Together with our professional advisors we help develop IP strategies that will protect your ideas and technology and “set the bar”

Operational Support & Management

We provide Support and Management to run the business efficiently and professionally. We assist in hiring new team members and handling contracts


Our current investments

Manchester BioGel

Invested: £1.25m

A company which provides bespoke peptide hydrogels to the life sciences and biotech sectors. Manchester BIOGEL is rooted in technology from the University of Manchester.

Kero’s investment is enabling the Company to build a strong customer focussed team so that it can develop the commercial applications of its cutting edge product.

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Microtech Ceramics

Invested: £0.75m

A university spin-out company possessing a novel substrate manufacturing process.

Kero’s investment will support the qualification of technology opening up opportunities for significant improvements to engine emission system performance.

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Read what our investees have to say about Kero:

"The Kero team are now a big part of our business and having such quick and easy access to such experienced business leaders is helping us to make better decisions on a daily basis."

Prof. Aline Miller, COO Manchester BIOGEL

"We have a revolutionary technology to bring to the market but admitted to Kero from the outset that we would need help commercialising it. Since working together we now have an end user plan and our dream of bringing our technology to the market now seems like a reality!"

Ben Kingsbury, CTO MicroTech Ceramics

About Us

We are Kero

Kero was set up in 2017 by Roger Doo and Keith Jones to invest in new technologies. Its aim is to support innovators and start-up companies possessing promising ideas; ideas that are worthy of being developed and will make a positive difference to society.

  • We are prepared to invest early despite the higher risks. We recognise that there are many world-beating innovations whose potential are un-fulfilled through lack of early stage funding
  • We want the founders and innovators as well as influential new employees who join the ventures we invest in, to truly share in the success; our investments provide for equity gain, not equity dilution

Meet the Team

We are Kero

Roger Doo

BSc ACGI CEng MIMechE Managing Director

Rob Winkler

BSc ACA Investment Director

Keith Jones


Ciaran Doherty

FCCA Finance Director

Corina Ogea

Finance Analyst

Steven Malone

BA FCCA Investment Manager

Contact Us

If you have an opportunity which you'd like to
bring to our attention, our contact information is as follows;

07511 778 403

Riverside Innovation Centre
1 Castle Drive