BVC was established in 2001 as a wholly owned subsidiary of BASF Future Business GmbH, Ludwigshafen, Germany and participates in start‐up companies and funds. In doing so, it focuses on companies with innovative business models and technologies in which chemistry is an important key to success.
Emerald Technology Ventures is a global leader in cleantech venture capital. Founded in 2000, Emerald is a pioneer in this rapidly merging sector and is focused on innovative technologies in energy, materials and water. From offices in Zurich, Switzerland, and Montreal, Canada, Emerald manages three venture capital funds and two venture capital portfolio mandates totaling over $440 million.
Invus Financial Advisors is a sister firm of The Invus Group LLC. Invus is a New York based investment firm with additional offices in London, Paris and Hong Kong. Invus invests in a variety of equity transactions, including buyouts, longer term public equity investments, venture capital, and expansion financings. Invus manages in excess of $4 billion of capital.
GM Ventures LLC formed in June 2010 to identify, engage and build relationships with other venture capital firms and innovative companies. Our equity investments deliver innovative technology to the global transportation sector. GM Ventures' investment strategy includes growth‐stage companies with focus on the areas of automotive cleantech, infotainment, advanced materials, and other automotive‐related technologies.
SAIC Motor is the largest auto company on China's A‐share market. SAIC Motor's business covers the research, production and vehicle sales of both passenger cars and commercial vehicles. It also covers components including engines, gearboxes, powertrains, chassis, interior and exterior and miscellaneous electronic components, and logistics, vehicle telematics, second‐hand vehicle transactions and auto finance services.
Volvo Group Venture Capital AB (VGVC) was founded in 1997 and is Volvo Group's corporate investment company. Our role is to support new business growth by making equity investments in companies at the forefront of service orientation and product differentiation in the transport and infrastructure industries. Our focus is on areas in which technology-based innovation results in solutions that improve the profitability of our customers and enable new business opportunities for the Volvo Group. www.volvogroup.com/venturecapital
Sacha Lainovic ‐ Chairman: Managing Director Invus Financial Advisors
Dr. Maximilian Biberger: CEO – SDCmaterials
William Staron – Executive Chairman – Former Senior Executive with Engelhard and Umicore.
Joe Bronson: Former CEO ‐ SVTC Technologies; Former CFO ‐ Applied Materials
Gina Domanig ‐ Managing Partner, Emerald Technology Ventures
Daniel Hancock: Former Vice President, Global Strategic Product Alliances ‐ General Motors
Markus Solibieda: Managing Director ‐ BASF Venture Capital
Anish Patel: Senior Investment Director - SAIC Capital
Dr. Barry Cooper: Former Vice President and Business Director, Diesel Emission Control Systems Johnson Matthey
Wilbert Van Den Hoek: Former CEO ‐ Novellus Development Company, LLC
Dr. Stefan Novotny - Former CBU Manager EPS BMW and Head of Processes and Quality at ThyssenKrupp Presta AG.