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 four business areas: Care Chemicals, Catalysis & Energy, Natural Resources and Plastics & Coatings. So far, the following investments have been made:
Head of New Business Development
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:
- Crop Protection
- Food & Feed
- Electronic Materials
- Personal & Home Care
- Bio-based Specialty Chemicals
WHAT CAN WE OFFER BEYOND CAPITAL?
- Business development competencies
- Access to Clariant’s customers
- Access to our application development capabilities
- Piloting and manufacturing
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.
Emerald Fund III
In 2012, Clariant entered into a partnership agreement with Emerald Technology Ventures and invested in Emerald Fund III.
In 2013, Clariant acquired the nano-silver technology platform from Bayer Group, developed under the name Bayink®. Under the brand name Prelect®, we are currently commercializing conductive inks, which can be used in printed electronic applications, such as touch screen interconnect and 3D printed antennae. Read more about our conductive inks on our New Businesses page.
Clariant New Business Development develops and markets new solutions for the food industry by forward integration in the food value chain, e.g. Vitipure™ premixes of food ingredients. Read more about Vitipure™ and our food ingredients on our New Businesses page.