Our portfolio


Our focus areas are closely linked to DSM’s purpose of enabling a healthier future for people, our planet, and livelihoods – helping sustainably transform the ways our society produces and consumes food.

Brains Bioceutical

Founded: 2014
Invested: 2021
Investment Director:
Greg McParland

Description:
 Brains Bioceutical is the global leader in plant-based pharmaceutical, wellness, and veterinary cannabidiol (CBD) active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), certified by UK regulatory agency MHRA.

Focus area: Pharma / Medical Nutrition

Claya

Founded: 2018
Invested: 2021
Investment Director:
Greg McParland

Description:
 Rootine creates precision micronutrient formulas tailored to your body. Rootine empowers members to leverage their data to achieve optimal health and peak performance.

Focus area: Personalized Nutrition

Phynova

Founded: 2002
Invested: 2020
Investment Director:
Rob Beudeker

Description:
Phynova is a life-sciences company specializing in developing and commercializing unique, scientifically proven health ingredients, powered by plants.

Focus area: Dietary Supplements / Novel Functional Ingredients

Hyalex Orthopaedics

Founded: 2016
Invested: 2019
Investment Director:
Arpesh Mehta

Description:
 Hyalex Orthopaedics develops transformational synthetic cartilage technology and implant systems for diseased and damaged joints.

Focus area: Biomedical

Panaceutics Nutrition

Founded: 2018
Invested: 2019
Investment Director:
Greg McParland

Description:
 Panaceutics Nutrition is a personalized B2B nutrition company that produces individually customized smoothies with proprietary cost-effective robotic technology.

Focus area: Personalized Nutrition

S-Biomedic

Founded: 2014
Invested: 2018
Investment Director:
Philip Mertens

Description:
 S-Biomedic is a Belgium-based life sciences company pioneering a new approach to the cosmetic and therapeutic potential of the skin microbiome.

Focus area: Personal Care

Miach Orthopaedics

Founded: 2016
Invested: 2018
Investment Director:
Pieter Wolters

Description:
 Miach Orthopaedics is committed to improving the outcomes of patients with musculoskeletal injuries using bio-engineered scaffolds and techniques that are validated in clinical trials.

Focus area: Biomedical

Java Foods

Founded: 2011
Invested: 2018
Investment Director:
Rob Beudeker

Description:
 Java Foods provides high-quality and nutritious food from local products at affordable prices in Zambia and neighboring countries.

Focus area: Malnutrition Programs & Partnerships

Life Boost

Founded: 2014
Invested: 2018
Investment Director:
Greg McParland

Description:
 Perigon Health is a digital health platform that monitors medication compliance through a WiFi-connected medication dispenser and related APIs, providing crucial information to patients and stakeholders.

Focus area: Personalized Nutrition

Prenexus Health

Founded: 2015
Invested: 2017
Investment Director:
Greg McParland

Description:
 Prenexus Health is developing a novel natural prebiotic dietary fiber that helps promote a healthy microbiome.

Focus area: Dietary Supplements / Novel Functional Ingredients

ATRO Medical

Founded: 2016
Invested: 2017
Investment Director:
Philip Mertens

Description:
 ATRO Medical has developed an anatomically shaped meniscal implant that reduces pain, increases mobility, and improves the patient’s quality of life.

Focus area: Biomedical

NC Biomatrix

Founded: 2019
Invested: 2021
Investment Director:
Akshat Kshetrapal

Description:
 NC Biomatrix’s innovative product is a medical therapy able to restore the natural biomechanics of the spine, alleviating the common cause of low back pain.

Focus area: Biomedical

Frontier Nutrition

Founded: 2016
Invested: 2017
Investment Director:
Rob Beudeker

Description: Frontier Nutrition develops, manufactures, and markets innovative and exciting products that address the critical needs of millions of families in low-income communities around the world.

Focus area: Malnutrition Programs & Partnerships

Nutrileads

Founded: 2012
Invested: 2015
Investment Director:
Rob Beudeker

Description:
 Nutrileads develops food ingredients with clinically demonstrated health benefits. The lead ingredient, IMPP-1, supports immune function and improves resistance to infections.

Focus area: Dietary Supplements / Novel Functional Ingredients

Ripple Therapeutics

Founded: 2020
Invested: 2020
Investment Director:
Arpesh Mehta

Description:
 Ripple Therapeutics was founded based on the discovery that drugs can be engineered into controlled-release pharmaceuticals without the use of polymers or excipients. By delivering the right amount of drug for the right amount of time, it can improve patient safety and clinical outcomes.

Focus area: Biomedical

Interface Biologics

Founded: 2001
Invested: 2014
Investment Director:
Arpesh Mehta

Description:
 Interface Biologics develops innovative materials for improving the efficacy of medical devices and targeted delivery of drugs. 

Focus area: Biomedical

ZeaVision

Founded: 2000
Invested: 2014
Investment Director:
Greg McParland

Description:
 ZeaVision develops and markets science-based supplements and vision care products containing all-natural Zeaxanthin, to support healthy vision and prevent vision loss in the lives of many.

Focus area: Dietary Supplements / Novel Functional Ingredients

Feral

Founded: 2019
Invested: 2022
Investment Director:
Greg McParland

Description:
 OK Capsule is a doctor-founded company with over 20 years of experience in primary medical practice, naturopathy and business innovation. OK Capsule’s enterprise platform is the foremost solution for companies and brands to formulate, sell, and deliver personalized supplements at any scale.

Focus area:  Personalized Nutrition

Feral

Founded: 2016
Invested: 2021
Investment Director:
Akshat Kshetrapal

Description:
 inne by Feral is a biotech startup based in Berlin, with a mission to help women track their hormones in a more accurate, convenient way. The inne minilab is the world's first at-home hormone monitoring system, using your saliva.

Focus area: Personalized Nutrition

Octarine Bio

Founded: 2018
Invested: 2021
Investment Director:
Akshat Kshetrapal

Description:
 Octarine Bio is perfecting a biological approach​ to producing natural, novel, and improved cannabinoid and psychedelic molecules with tailored modes-of-action.

Focus area:  Dietary Supplements / Novel Functional Ingredients

Sun Genomics

Founded: 2016
Invested: 2021
Investment Director:
Greg McParland

Description:
 Sun Genomics is a microbiome health company focused on curing dysbiosis through personalized probiotics. 

Focus area: Personalized Nutrition

Momentous

Founded: 2019
Invested: 2022
Investment Director:
Greg McParland

Description:
 Momentous is a sports nutrition company building a human performance and sports nutrition brand. Momentous’ product portfolio is the result of an acquisition of Momentous Inc. by AmpHP Inc.  in June 2021. Their lead product, PR Lotion is a patented and National Science Foundation (NSF) certified lotion that decreases muscle soreness post training. Their other products consist of high-quality proteins and supplements focused on professional athletes and the consumer driven sports nutrition market.  

Focus area: Personalized Nutrition

Deep Branch Biotechnology

Founded: 2018
Invested: 2021
Investment Director: Rob Beudeker

Description:
 Deep Branch is a carbon-dioxide recycling company that uses microorganisms to convert clean CO2 into high-quality products to enable global sustainable animal nutrition. Founded in 2018, the company is a fast-growing startup operating in both the UK and the Netherlands.

Focus area: Alternative protein sources

Meatable

Founded: 2018
Invested: 2021
Investment Director:
Akshat Kshetrapal

Description:
 Meatable is an innovative Dutch food company, aiming to deliver, at scale, a new natural, cultivated meat that looks like, tastes like, and has the nutritional profile of traditional meat.

Focus area: Cultivated Meat

DouxMatok

Founded: 2014
Invested: 2019
Investment Director:
Rob Beudeker

Description: DouxMatok is a leader in the efficient delivery of flavors and improved nutrition, such as sugar-based sugar-reduction, enabling tastier and healthier consumption of sweet foods.

Focus area: Sugar reduction

Chinova Bioworks

Founded: 2016
Invested: 2018
Investment Director:
Greg McParland

Description:
 Chinova Bioworks is transforming the food and beverage industry with a natural, clean-label shelf-life extender extracted from white button mushrooms.

Focus area: Bio-preservation

Phytolon

Founded: 2018
Invested: 2022
Investment Director:
Christina Schwab

Description: 
Phytolon is an Isreal-based biotech startup that developed fermentation-based natural food colors to address the need for healthy, efficient, and sustainable natural food-coloring alternatives for the use in food and beverages.

Focus area: Food Colors

Additive Manufacturing Technologies

Founded: 2017
Invested: 2019
Investment Director:
Luda Kopeikina

Description:
 Additive Manufacturing Technologies Ltd manufactures hardware solutions to enable the industrialization of 3D printing, focusing on post-processing technology.

Focus area:
 Additive Manufacturing 3D printing

Inkbit
 

Founded: 2017
Invested: 2019
Investment Director:
Luda Kopeikina

Description: Inkbit uses machine vision and AI to deliver a multi-material jetting platform with the speed, precision and materials required for the most demanding industrial applications.

Focus area: Additive Manufacturing 3D printing

Raycatch
 

Founded: 2015
Invested: 2018
Investment Director:
Luda Kopeikina

Description: Raycatch sells an AI software application that enables remote and automatic detection and performance mapping of PV (photovoltaic) cells, enhancing the ability of owners and operators to optimize their yield with less expenditure.

Focus area: Solar

Chromatic 3D Materials
 

Founded: 2016
Invested: 2018
Investment Director:
Luda Kopeikina

Description:
 Chromatic 3D Materials has invented the next generation of 3D printing materials with the durability to meet requirements for finished manufactured goods.

Focus area: Additive Manufacturing 3D printing

Leading Edge Equipment Technologies (LEET)

Founded: 2017
Invested: 2017
Investment Director:
Luda Kopeikina

Description:
 LEET is commercializing a new silicon wafer – the most critical component in a solar panel. LEET manufactures single-crystal silicon wafers that provide a low-cost, high-efficiency, and low-emission alternative to the industry’s standard technology. 

Focus area: Solar

NOMADD


Founded:
2012
Invested: 2017
Investment Director:
Luda Kopeikina

Description:
 NOMADD has developed a low-cost waterless automated solar-panel cleaning mechanism, which significantly reduces yield losses due to dust.

Focus area: Solar

QD Solar


Founded:
2014
Invested: 2016
Investment Director:
Luda Kopeikina

Description:
 QD Solar is developing the next generation of photovoltaic cells using cutting-edge colloidal quantum dot technology.

Focus area: Solar

Natreon

Founded: 1998
Invested: 2015
Investment Director:
Greg McParland

Description:
 Natreon's mission is to bring scientifically studied and tested ayurvedic ingredients to the dietary supplement, personal care, food and beverage, and medical food industries.

Focus area: Dietary Supplements / Novel Functional Ingredients

WattGlass

Invested: 2016
Exit: 2021
Investment Director:
Luda Kopeikina

Description: WattGlass coatings virtually eliminate reflection, glare, and fogging on glass and other transparent materials using a proprietary nanoparticle coating.

Focus area: Solar

Novomer

Invested: 2007
Exit: 2021
Investment Director:
Pieter Wolters

Description:
 Novomer is a leading developer of conversion technology providing transformable, functional, and low net-carbon inputs into the production of PHA-based resins and other biodegradable materials, acquired by Danimer Scientific.

Focus area: Resins

Voxel8

Invested: 2019
Exit: 2021
Investment Director:
Luda Kopeikina

Description: 
Voxel8 develops digital manufacturing systems that revolutionize how footwear and athletic apparel are designed, manufactured, and sold.

Focus area: Additive Manufacturing 3D printing

Adaptive3D

Invested: 2019
Exit: 2021
Investment Director:
Luda Kopeikina

Description: Adaptive3D is the premium additive manufacturing polymer resin supplier. It partners with global leaders to deliver solutions for functional end-use products and prototypes.

Focus area: Additive Manufacturing 3D printing

Arecor Therapeutics

Invested: 2013
Exit: 2021
Investment Director:
Pieter Wolters

Description:
 Arecor is a biopharmaceutical company developing innovative medicines for diabetes and other health indications by enhancing and reformulating existing therapies. 

Focus area: Pharma

ChromaDex

Invested: 2013
Exit: 2021
Investment Director:
Greg McParland

Description:
 ChromaDex Inc. provides natural, science-based proprietary ingredients to the dietary supplement, food and beverage, animal health, cosmetics, and pharmaceutical industries.

Focus area: Dietary Supplements / Nutritional Ingredients

Isobionics

Invested: 2014
Exit: 2019
Investment Director:
Pieter Wolters

Description: 
Biotechnology company developing and producing natural ingredients for the flavors and fragrances market, acquired by BASF in 2019.

Focus area: Personal Care

Essential Medical

Invested: 2013
Exit: 2018
Investment Director:
Pieter Wolters

Description: 
Medical device company that developed and commercialized the MANTA™ Vascular Closure Device, acquired by Teleflex Incorporated in 2018.

Focus area: Biomedical

Ganeden

Invested: 2007
Exit: 2017
Investment Director:
Greg McParland

Description: 
Manufacturer of probiotic-derived ingredients for food, beverages, and personal care products, acquired by the Kerry Group in 2017.

Focus area: Dietary Supplements / Nutritional Ingredients

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