The various ways to get in touch with DSM.
If we want our society and planet to have a brighter future, we need to invest in it. At DSM that’s exactly what we’ve been doing for over a century with our world-class science and innovation. In 2001 we upped the ante by creating DSM Venturing. Jumping forward to today and DSM Venturing has invested in more than 75 cutting-edge startups working in Nutrition, Health & Sustainable Living. We currently have over 35 companies in our portfolio.
We fill the innovation pipeline for DSM by helping inventors and entrepreneurs with everything from ideation to operating a sustainable business. While (of course) we like to take an active role in these start-ups’ activities, we also believe firmly in keeping a discrete distance and enabling them to retain their own identity, entrepreneurial spirit, key people, agility, enthusiasm and business responsibility.
Perhaps most importantly, our commitment to these investment companies goes way beyond funding. We draw upon all our collective experience to coach entrepreneurs whenever (and wherever) they need it; and this is supported by the immense scientific and commercial resources within DSM - in everything from IP, validation, scaling manufacturing, quality and safety, to market intelligence, partnering and licensing; and new technology scouting.
We specialize in (but are not limited to) human nutrition, biomedical, solar and 3D printing.
Naturally our focus areas are closely linked to our purpose of enabling better food, nutrition and health for all, making the low carbon economy a reality through solutions that enable customers to cut emissions and helping society transition towards a circular and bio-based economy.
Blue Prairie Brands is developing proprietary ingredient and finished products for use in the functional food and dietary fiber markets. Its prebiotic ingredients help maintain a healthy gut environment.
Raycatch sells an AI software application that allows remote and automatic detection and performance mapping of PV (photovoltaic), that enhances the capability of owners and operators to optimize their yield with less expenditure.
These are a handful of the companies we've previously invested in.
Medical device company that developed and commercialized the MANTA™ Vascular Closure Device, acquired by Teleflex Incorporated in 2018.
Manufacturer of probiotic-derived ingredients for food, beverages and personal care products acquired by the Kerry Group in 2017.
Biotechnology company developing and producing natural ingredients for the flavors and fragrances market, acquired by BASF in 2019.
Our venturing team is based in the US (Northern California and Boston) and Europe (the Netherlands) and come from very diverse backgrounds including start-up CEOs; deal makers and long-term DSM employees.
Pieter is Managing Director at DSM Venturing and Vice President of DSM’s Innovation Center and is based on the US East Coast.
Pieter also serves on the boards of Miach Orthopaedics, Bio2 Technologies, LECT, Frontier Nutrition, Interface Biologics and Regentis as well as on the advisory boards of Greentown Labs and MIT.nano.
Rob is an Investment Director at DSM Venturing and is based in the Netherlands.
Rob is also the Theme Director Nutrition and Health at TiFN, a public-private partnership for multi-and interdisciplinary research in food and nutrition.
Luda is an Investment Director at DSM Venturing and is based on the US East Coast.
Luda also serves on the boards of Viocare, QD Solar Inc., Watt Glass and Verdezyne as well as being the founder and Chairman of Noventra Corporation.
Greg is an Investment Director at DSM Venturing and is based on the US West Coast.
Arpesh is an Investment Director at DSM Venturing and is based on the US East Coast.
Philip is an Investment Analyst at DSM Venturing and is based on the US East Coast.
Philip is the Finance & Control Manager at DSM Venturing and is based in the Netherlands.
Adrienne is Legal Counsel at DSM Venturing and is based on the US East Coast.
At DSM we feel so strongly about doing well by doing good that our company strategy is aligned with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). At DSM Venturing we’re especially focused on:
The various ways to get in touch with DSM.
In science & innovation DSM is involved in 80+ academic partnerships, 30+ Public-Private Partnerships, and numerous venturing projects and joint ventures.
At DSM we have developed a unique science & innovation environment that supports our purpose of creating brighter lives for all.