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Looking to invest in early and expansion-stage startups

Clariant Venturing is part of Clariant’s New Business Development department. We are looking for investments in early- and expansion-stage start-up companies that fit to Clariant’s investment criteria. Clariant is a globally leading company in specialty chemicals, active in three Business Areas: Care Chemicals, Catalysis and Natural Resources. So far, the following investments have been made:


Investment Focus

Our main investment focus are early- and expansion-stage start-up companies. We are looking for companies with innovative ideas in the field of specialty chemicals and with solutions in the areas of:
  • Cleantech
  • Crop Protection
  • Food & Feed
  • Electronic Materials
  • Personal & Home Care
  • Packaging
  • Bio-based Specialty Chemicals


  • Business development competencies
  • Access to Clariant’s customers
  • Access to our application development capabilities
  • Piloting and manufacturing

Investment Process

If your company has an innovative technology and business idea that has potential to create new growth opportunities in collaboration with Clariant, we’d like to learn more about it. To start a dialogue, we invite you to send us a summary of your business plan addressing the following topics: 

  • Unique selling proposition of your technology including IP 
  • Market attractiveness, market potential and competitive intensity
  • Financial projections
  • Your team

We will carefully evaluate the information you provide and will respond to you as quickly as possible.

In the first stage please submit only non-confidential information and documents. Based on our first assessment we would enter into a non-disclosure agreement in the second phase. 

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