Investing in the next materials frontier

Solvay Ventures, the Venture Capital fund of Solvay, is a global company committed to innovative and sustainable chemistry. We work with entrepreneurs and balance strategic and financial objectives to create remarkable stories. Launched in 2005, Solvay ventures maintains a strong focus on sustainability as it invests in breakthrough technologies in advanced materials and formulations. The fund manages an €80 million global evergreen fund dedicated to sustainable resources, energy transition, increased well-being, and digital age.

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Our team

Our global offices in San Francisco, New York, Paris, Brussels and Shanghai lie at the center of innovative ecosystems.

At Solvay, we believe in rewarding relationships between our company, creative entrepreneurs and start-ups. Beyond providing capital, Solvay ventures is working hand in hand with Solvay businesses, to offer collaboration, market access and scale-up, building bridges with start-ups for a better future. 

Hua Du, Member of the Executive Committee

Our portfolio

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Longwater Investment, a pioneer in investment in advanced materials and chemistry-related technologies in China.
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Noble.AI, a leading developer of software that helps R&D organizations speed up their innovation efforts.
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Solvay Ventures invests in US based Solid Power, a leading developer of next-generation solid-state batteries. 
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NOHMs Technologies, Inc is commercializing next generation Li-Ion battery electrolytes based on ionic liquid technology which will serve the electric vehicle market.
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MultiMechanics, Inc is developing software systems allowing the modelling and failure prediction of complex materials.
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Autonomic Materials, Inc is commercializing environmentally responsive self-healing additive technologies for high-performance coatings and adhesives.

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Testimonials

“NOHMs is happy for the continued support of our Series B investors, led by Solvay Ventures and Phoenix Venture Partner. This round was a vote of confidence in the commercial potential of our NanoLyteTMElectrolyte for electric vehicles batteries,” said Nathan Ball, CEO of NOHMs. “NOHMs has an important piece of the puzzle that will allow mass market adoption of electric vehicles, by reducing the cost and improving battery safety.” 

 

"Solvay’s investment enabled us to grow our team sevenfold in four months, which boosted the speed at which we can address challenges faced by our customers and build new capabilities into our products and solutions." Flavio Souza, Cofounder, President and CTO of MultiMechanics.