SCOTTISH tech entrepreneurs Chris van der Kuyl and Paddy Burns have invested in Dundee-headquartered aquaculture technology specialist Ace Aquatec.
The company, founded in 1999, develops acoustic deterrent devices and electric stunners that are used by fish farm operators in the UK and across the globe.
The investment by the duo, who run the game development group, 4J Studios, will see Chris join the board of Ace Aquatec as the company enters its next phase of growth. T
The company’s management team, led by chief executive officer Nathan Pyne-Carter, plans to grow its team and regional support network over the coming months.
Nathan said: “Aquaculture is set to grow even quicker post-Covid and is seen by many commentators as one of the key drivers to address the onset of a global food crisis.
“As the industry grows, we are helping our customers support their own growth with the most sustainable and ethical products in the market.”
Chris said: “Paddy and I are delighted to invest in such a fantastic technology, manufacturing and innovation driven company.
“Ace Aquatec has shown phenomenal global growth and ambition and I hope we can help bring our technology expertise to this world class organisation.”