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Nova-BioRubber Green Technologies Inc

NovaBioRubber developed sustainable and hypoallergenic latex from annual rubber plant Taraxacum kok-saghyz (TKS) that grows well in the Pacific Northwest.

  • Stage $500K in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Agriculture
  • Location Surrey, BC, Canada
  • Currency CAD
  • Founded April 2009
  • Employees 3
  • Incorporation Type C-corp
  • Website novabiorubber.com

Company Summary

NovaBioRubber develops processing and growing technologies to produce non-allergenic latex, biorubber and prebiotic inulin from annual plants. TKS plant contains 24% rubber and 40% inulin. Our patented green process for biorubber recovery provides significant savings in processing costs such as energy (50%), water (80%), chemicals (100%) and labor (50%) compared to previous technologies. Processing is carried out continuously at room temperature.

Team

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    Anvar U Buranov
    President/CEO

    Dr. Buranov has extensive R&D and project management experience with 15 peer-reviewed papers. Dr. Buranov was awarded 5 research projects by the US and Canadian governments. Dr. Buranov holds an M.Sc. from Rochester Institute of Technology, NY, USA and PhD from National University of Uzbekistan. Dr. Buranov was a research fellow at Pacific Agri-Food Research Center in Canada. Dr. Buranov was awarded Innovation Awards in Canada and the UK.

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    Jason Rite
    Business Development Manager

    Jason has 40 years of business experience. He has served as the CEO of NitroLube Inc, a motor oil company and holds a B.Sc. in engineering and an MBA from University of Toronto. He has led 5 successful companies including RollShutter, Signs 'N' Signs, Shark S1, Money Mart and raised more than $50 million. He has extensive experience in sales & marketing. Mr. Rite has been working with us for 8 yrs as an investor and VP for operations.

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    Perry Lidster
    Strategic Advisor

    Dr. Lidster has a wealth of experience in the private and public sector. Dr. Perry is also the managing director at Advanced Foods and Materials (AFM) Canada.
    Dr. Lidster received his education from the University of British Columbia .
    Dr. Lidster has served as President/CEO Innovative Food Systems Corp., President and CEO, Ag-West Bio Inc., President/COO of FreshXtend Technologies Corp. and Director, Lacombe/Beaverlodge Research Centre.

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    President/CEO

    Dr. Buranov has 18 years of R&D experience with industrial crops, including 15 publications and 2 patents. His research was about rubber-bearing plants.

    Buranov holds MSc in Organic chemistry from Rochester Institute of Technology, New York and a PhD in Organic Chemistry from National University in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. He has 3 years of postdoctoral experience from Pacific Agri-Food Research Center in Summerland, BC, Canada.

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    Jeff Martin
    Advisor and Potential Partner

    Jeff has MSc & MBA from Georgia Institute of Technology and 25 years of progressive achievements in the agriculture, medical device and consumer products industry with a Fortune 100 Corporation and 3 successful start-ups. Education in materials science & engineering with demonstrated results in diverse business areas including executive management, corporate sales, marketing, business development, R&D, strategic planning and capital formation.

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    Deniz Gunay
    Biologist

    Deniz Gunay has recently finished University of British Columbia with BSc in Biology. Deniz is responsible for agricultural management of the farm and day-to-day activities. Deniz is also helping with company online activities.

Advisors

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    Jeff Martin
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Previous Investors

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    IRAP-NRC ($44,000 in 2010, $26,000 in 2012)
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    SRED ($13,000 in 2010, $17,000 in 2011)
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    Friends and Family ($50,000 in 2009-2012); ~$2M in kind and cash
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    Investment Agriculture Foundation BC ($420,000)
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