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With Allozymes technology, designing industrial enzymes takes months instead of years, helping industries from pharmaceuticals to foodtech get the chemicals they need much faster.

Irish alt-protein foodtech Plantruption produces nutritious fish substitutes without artificial additives, leveraging the health benefits of sustainably sourced local seaweed.

WWF-backed biotech Oceanium has developed a biorefinery that transforms seaweed into alt-proteins and compostable packaging that will soon be launched commercially.

TurtleTree Labs will license its technology for creating natural ingredients found in human milk to dairy and infant formula companies to produce full-composition liquid milk.

Biotech Bluepha secures $30m Series B funding to boost bioplastics production and R&D to develop greener solutions for industrial manufacturers.

The first in Asia and third in the world to create alternative protein from methane, offering a cost-effective, circular economy solution, producing high-protein animal feed.

BASF Venture Capital is the investment arm of the BASF Group. Founded in 2001, the VC also has offices in Ludwigshafen, San Francisco, Boston, Austin, Shanghai, Sao Paulo, Mumbai and Tel Aviv.Global investments include stakes in young, fast-growing companies involved in agritech, chemistry, new materials, sustainability, digitalization and disruptive business models. The firm also holds shares in technology funds that target enterprises in Asia, North America and South America.

Evonik Venture Capital is the investment arm of Evonik Industries AG, a chemicals specialty provider in Germany. The firm also has offices in the US and China.With a fund size of €250m, Evonik has made more than 30 investments since 2012. The VC mainly invests in sectors such as nutrition & care, specialty additives and smart materials. Its portfolio includes early to growth stage startups, with investments of €15m per portfolio company.

BayWa Venture GmbH is a subsidiary company of BayWa AG, the German agriculture, energy and construction conglomerate.Putting digitalization at the core of its agriculture strategy, the company is looking to expand its core business into digital services within the existing businesses. It is investigating new digital business models and stand-alone concepts through collaboration with emerging startups focusing on cutting-edge technologies in the agrifood tech space.BayWa started to invest in startups in 2012 mainly focused on online customer management, services and sales platforms. In 2015, the company purchased Farm Facts, a German farm management SaaS and in 2017 invested in Abundant Robotics, a US-based automated harvest company. One of the firms’ most recent investments has been Evja, an Italian startup developing precision farming hardware based on advanced agronomic models and machine learning technology.

Bright Success Capital Ltd is a Hong Kong-based family office founded by Hilton Tam who has previously worked at Seagate Technology and Cisco Systems. He specializes in R&D, supply chain processes and consumer electronics manufacturing. Successful investments include Flixibus and N26. The VC manages a portfolio of companies involved in manufacturing and supply chains specifically for hardware components, medical devices, drones and consumer robotics. Its investment focus covers diverse sectors like robotics, fintech, healthcare, enterprise software and deep tech.

Founded in 1997, Seventure Partners is one of Europe’s most prolific VC investors with a portfolio of over 200 startups across both tech and non-tech sectors. The French VC has also managed more than 40 exits in total. It mainly focuses on fintech and insurtech, French and German startups and in life sciences in Europe, North America and Asia.Its five funds cover different market segments, ranging from €24m–€200m, with investments of €500,000–€10m per round. Total funding for a company can reach €20m, right through the early to late stages. Recent investments include the $6.7m Series A round of US biotech Dermala and the $10.7m Series A round of US self-cleaning water bottle startup LARQ.

Founded in 1999, KITVEN is a state investor in startups in the Indian state of Karnataka. Major investment sectors include biotech, animation, visual effects, electronics, manufacturing, gaming and comics. Based in Bengaluru, the office is run by Karnataka Asset Management Company Private Limited.KITVEN has invested in more than 50 startups. In 2019, the VC invested in String Bio’s Series A round and joined the $2.2m seed round of smart lock startup Open App. Backed by state and central government financial institutions, the VC manages five funds: KITVEN Fund, KITVEN Fund 2, KITVEN Fund 3 Biotech, KITVEN Fund 4 and Karnataka Semiconductor Venture Capital Fund (KARSEMVEN Fund).

Leaguer Venture Capital was founded by Leaguer Group in 1999 as a wholly-owned subsidiary, responsible for incubating and investing in high-tech startups. It mainly invests in early- and mid-stage tech startups. 

Beijing Zhongguancun Development Qihang Industrial Investment Fund was launched by Zhongguancun Development Group, a hi-tech commercialization platform backed by the municipal government of Beijing. It focuses on biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, next-generation information technology, new energy, new materials and intelligent manufacturing. 

Founded in 2018, Trinity Innovation Fund is a fund management firm that mainly invests in pharmaceutical innovations. TIF currently manages two PE funds and its limited partners include renowned pharmaceuticals and institutional investors. It also has offices managing funds overseas, for example, Trinity Innovation Bioventure Singapore Pte Ltd.

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