Meet the team

Our highly experienced team is composed of business leaders in innovation, with many years of entrepreneurial and investment experience between us.

Pieter Wolters

Managing Director DSM Venturing

Portfolio companies: Miach Orthopaedics, involved with all
Focus areas:
Full portfolio
Based in: Boston, MA, USA




 

Luda Kopeikina

Investment Director 

Portfolio companies: QD Solar, WattGlass, Nomadd, Raycatch, Leading Edge Equipment Technologies, Inkbit, Additive Manufacturing Technologies Ltd, Chromatic 3D Materials
Focus areas: 
Data Analytics / Artificial Intelligence, Tech Platforms, Additive Manufacturing / 3D Printing, Solar
Based in: Boston, MA, USA

Akshat Kshetrapal

Investment Director

Portfolio companies: Meatable, Inne, NC Biomatrix, Octarine
Focus areas:
 Biomedical, Cultivated Meat, Dietary Supplements / Novel Functional Ingredients, Food & Beverage, Personalized Nutrition
Based in: Amsterdam, the Netherlands

 

Greg McParland

Investment Director

Portfolio companies: Tespo, Panaceutics Nutrition, Rootine, Natreon, Brains Bioceutical, ChromaDex, Prenexus Health, Sun Genomics, ZeaVision, Chinova Bioworks, Marrone BioInnovations
Focus areas:
 Bio-preservation, Dietary Supplements / Novel Functional Ingredients, Pharma / Medical Nutrition, Personalized Nutrition
Based in: Orangevale, California, USA 

Arpesh Mehta

Investment Director

Portfolio companies: Interface Biologics, Ripple Therapeutics, Hyalex Orthopaedics, Viocare
Focus areas:
 Biomedical, Pharma / Medical Nutrition, Functional Ingredients, Personal Care
Based in: New York City, NY, USA 

 

Christina Schwab

Investment Director

Portfolio companies: Stay tuned!
Focus areas:
 Animal Nutrition & Health, Sugar Reduction, Tech Platforms
Based in: Vienna, Austria




 

Rob Beudeker

Investment Director

Portfolio companies:
Nutrileads, Phynova, Provexis, Deep Branch Biotechnology, DouxMatok, Java Foods, Frontier Nutrition
Focus areas:
 Alternative Protein Sources, Dietary Supplements / Novel Functional Ingredients, Pharma / Medical Nutrition, Malnutrition Programs & Partnerships
Based in: The Hague, Netherlands
 

Maximilian von Poelnitz

Investment Director

Portfolio companies: Stay tuned!
Focus areas: Dietary supplements/Functional Ingredients, Personalized Nutrition, Pharma / Medical Nutrition,  Sugar Reduction, Alternative Protein Sources
Based in: San Francisco, California


 

Philip Hul

Deal Captain

Portfolio companies: Involved with all
Focus Areas: Full portfolio
Based in:
Maastricht, The Netherlands
 





 

Philip Mertens

Venturing Associate

Portfolio companies:
S-Biomedic, ATRO Medical, Miach Orthopaedics
Focus areas:
 Biomedical, Personal Care
Based in: Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Iulian Baxan   

Analyst

Portfolio companies: Involved with all
Focus areas: Full portfolio
Based in:
 Zurich, Switzerland

 

Cella Mlo 

Analyst

Based in: New York
Portfolio companies: Involved with all
Focus areas: Full portfolio

Vincent Francescangeli

Analyst

Based in: Philadelphia
Portfolio companies: Involved with all
Focus areas: Full portfolio

Diana Pepels

Team coordinator

Based in: Heerlen, The Netherlands
Portfolio companies: Involved with all
Focus areas: Full portfolio

  • Approach

    Approach

    DSM Venturing provides start-up funding, coaching and support for start-up companies that share our purpose of creating brighter lives for all.

  • Our portfolio

    Our portfolio

    DSM Venturing provides start-up funding, coaching and support for start-up companies that share our purpose of creating brighter lives for all.

  • Get in touch

    Get in touch

    If you are an entrepreneur, scientist, or investor working to create a brighter future for our planet and society, feel free to contact us.

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