Kero Development Partners

How we work

We invest in and work with investors to get technology to market.

Our experience tells is that it’s not only access to capital which start ups need to succed. Early stage entrepreneurs require a supportive team, with experience and expertise in developing technology and growing a business.

For success you need a great team; we’ll be part of that and help you build it.

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


Technology that can make a real difference


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

Build Value

Exit planning can be complex. We use our experience and network to reach the well deserved financial benefit for all shareholders

Accounts & Bookkeeping

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

Microtech Ceramics

Invested: £1.25m

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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Manchester BioGel

Invested: £0.75m

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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Read what our investees have to say about Kero:

"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

"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

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:

01244 515 579
07511 778 403

Riverside Innovation Centre
1 Castle Drive