BASF Venture Capital GmbH
BASF Venture Capital GmbH

BASF Venture Capital Portfolio

Our portfolio includes young companies in the fields of new materials, AgTech, digitalization, sustainability and new, disruptive business models.

In addition to these direct investments, BASF Venture Capital also holds shares in technology funds. These fund investments give us broad access to new technologies, venture capital networks and interesting young companies in Asia, North and South America.

Direct Investments – New Materials

Adaptive Surface Technologies Inc.

AST is a leader in repellent surfaces, producing materials and coatings for protection from fluids, contaminants and biological fouling.

Applied Nano Surfaces Sweden AB

ANS offers innovative surface treatment technologies to minimize friction and wear

NBD Nanotechnologies, Inc.

NBD Nano offers inventive functional coatings, additives and adhesives that keep products looking clean and new, longer.

P2 Science, Inc.

P2 Science developed a bio-refining process for the conversion of organic feedstock such as vegetable oils into high-value, renewable, specialty chemicals.

Smartkem Ltd.

SmartKem enables the manufacture of thin-film transistor arrays for use in next generation wearable, mobile, automotive and embedded electronic display applications.

Direct Investments – Biotechnology and Sustainability

Advanced BioNutrition Corp

ABN deploys a proprietary tech-platform to deliver sustainable stabilization and delivery solutions for biologicals in human health and nutrition, agriculture, and biopharma applications.

Aspen Aerogels Inc.

Aspen Aerogels provides thermal management and energy conservation insulation solutions based on a proprietary aerogel technology.

Baseclick GmbH

Baseclick offers innovative solutions for efficient, sensitive and modular labeling of nucleic acids based on click chemistry.

ESS Inc.

ESS is a provider of easy to transport Fe/Fe redox flow batteries for long duration stationary grid scale energy storage.

Heliatek GmbH

Heliatek produces the world’s first industrial-grade organic solar film.

Hummingbird Technologies

Hummingbird is a global leader in remote sensing, artificial intelligence, machine learning and data analytics for agriculture

Lactips S.A.

Lactips produces bio-based thermoplastic materials for applications requiring exceptional water-solubility and biodegradability.


LanzaTech Inc.

LanzaTech´s unique microbial gas fermentation process is creating a new source of sustainable low carbon fuels and chemicals.

Provivi, Inc.

Provivi develops a family of safe, natural, effective, and economical pheromone solutions for crop protection.

Solidia Technologies Inc.

Solidia produces sustainable cement and CO2-cured concrete to reduce carbon footprint in the construction industry.

Direct Investments – Digitalization

BigRep GmbH

BigRep is a leader in industrial, large format additive manufacturing solutions with an open system of high-performance materials.

ecoRobotix AG

ecoRobotix aims to offer precise, safe, reliable and affordable robotic solutions that simplify farmers’ life to produce healthy food.


Equinom was founded in 2012 by Gil Shalev who realized that by utilizing genomic sequencing breakthroughs, he could develop a technology that would revolutionize seed and legume design.

Essentium Inc.

Essentium develops industrial-scale additive manufacturing solutions breaking down barriers of scale, strength, and economics in fused filament fabrication (FFF).


inDeco is a technologically advanced one-stop solution provider for office decoration. is a leading industrial AI company making mining operations more efficient, sustainable and safe through trusted and open artificial intelligence (AI) solutions.

PrismLab China Ltd.

Prismlab is revolutionizing traditional manufacturing through industrializing photo polymeric 3D printing solutions.


RE'FLEKT provides augmented reality solutions to simplify the operation and maintenance of industrial equipment.


SmartAHC provides digital solutions to increase efficiency throughout the pork value chain.

Zapata Computing Inc.

Zapata Computing aims to be the market leader in quantum algorithms and software, providing a complete toolset for solving problems on near term quantum computers.


Alchemist Accelerator

Alchemist is a top-tier venture-backed accelerator focused on startups whose revenue comes from enterprises.

Arch Venture Partners

ARCH Venture Partners provides early stage venture capital for technology firms in information technology, life sciences, and physical sciences.

China Environment Fund IV

CEF IV focuses on (investing in early-growth stage) sustainable cleantech technology companies in China or globally with China nexus.

CM Fund II

CM Venture Capital invests in new materials and applications, advanced manufacturing, as well as in digital industry.

Fintech GIMV

FGI is a venture capital fund focused on information and communications technology, as well as life sciences.

High-Tech Gründerfonds

Most active seed investor in DACH region.

Longwater Advanced Materials Fund

Longwater is a China-based growth Capital fund focused on advanced materials and chemistry related technologies.


Omnivore is India's leading agritech venture fund, which invests in Indian startups developing breakthrough technologies for food, agriculture, and the rural economy.

SP Ventures

The fund is managed by São Paulo-based SP Ventures and focuses on startups from the Latin American agricultural and food (AgFood) sector.