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 Decarbonization, Circular Economy, AgTech, New Materials, Digitization, 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


10 Locations:

Mannheim (DEU), Toronto (CA), Boston (USA), Los Angeles (USA), Hong Kong (CHN), Shanghai (CHN), Sao Paulo (BRA), Mumbai (IND) and Tel Aviv (ISR)


Evergreen fund:

€ 250 million


Investment focus:

Decarbonization | Circular Economy | AgTech | New Materials | Digitization | New, Disruptive Business Models


Typical investment state:

Seed to series B

BASF Venture Capital Portfolio Day 2022

What does BASF Venture Capital do well as an investor? What can large corporations and young companies learn from each other? What opportunities does cooperation offer and what challenges can start-ups and large companies master together?

Among other things, these questions were discussed by representatives of BASF and several BASF Venture Capital portfolio companies at BASF Venture Capital’s Portfolio Day on June 8, 2022. More than 200 participants, including BASF employees, several portfolio company representatives, and other young startups, met for a live hybrid event near the BASF NA headquarters in New Jersey. Here are some comments on Portfolio Day 2022: