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BASF Venture Capital GmbH

Welcome to BASF Venture Capital

We are the corporate venture capital company of the BASF Group. Since 2001, we have been investing worldwide in young, fast-growing companies and funds related to current and future businesses of BASF.

With our investments we focus on the areas of chemistry, new materials, sustainability, digitalization and new, disruptive business models.

Through targeted interactions with BASF Group's global research, partner and customer network, we support our portfolio companies as an active venture capital investor.

At a glance

 

8 Locations:

Ludwigshafen (DEU), Copenhagen (DNK), Boston (USA), Los Angeles (USA), Shanghai (CHN), Sao Paulo (BRA), Mumbai (IND) and Tel Aviv (ISR)

 

Evergreen fund:

€ 250 million

 

Investment focus:

New Materials | AgTech | Digitization/Industry 4.0 | New, disruptive business models

 

Typical investment state:

Seed to series B

BVC Portfolio Day 2021 – Impressions

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Much more than just financing

What is the difference between Venture Capital and Corporate Venture Capital (CVC)? How did the CVC landscape develop in the last decades?
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Strategic instrument for joint success

Why does BASF invest in young companies? How does CVC fit to BASF’s strategy? What do the start-ups get out of this investment?