About us

Who we are

We develop, produce and market seed half-products.


The name S+dB is the Dutch abbreviation of the old English fairytale Jack and the Beanstalk. With this in mind our mission can be appropriately described as follows: To develop “magic” products with superior seed germination by using production methods that are a “wonder” to the growers community.

Management team

Gerard Otten – Founder and COO
E. [email protected] T. +31 (0)6 5496 7168

Harmen Smid – CEO
E. [email protected] T. +31 (0)6 2001 4098


Besides the founders, management and angel investors S+dB received early stage financial backing from a regional investment fund, called Limburg Business Development Fund (http://www.lbdf.nl). LBDF makes equity investments in outstanding start-up businesses and is managed on a day-to-day level by the LIOF,

In 2022, Brightlands Venture Partners stepped in as an investor. Brightlands Venture Partners (BVP) is the fund manager of Brightlands Agrifood Fund and is a so-called ecosystem investor.


S+dB is an innovative product-development focused company seeking collaboration with partners to accelerate the development, sales and marketing of our technology.

With our extensive experience and expertise we have been able to build a network of business relationships with many leading international companies and institutes.