DSM Venturing is the corporate venture capital arm of Royal DSM. Royal DSM is a global, purpose-led, science-based company active in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living. DSM’s purpose is to create brighter lives for all. DSM addresses with its products and solutions some of the world’s biggest challenges while simultaneously creating economic, environmental and societal value for all its stakeholders – customers, employees, shareholders, and society at large. DSM delivers innovative solutions for human nutrition, animal nutrition, personal care and aroma, medical devices, green products and applications, and new mobility and connectivity. DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 23,000 employees. The company was founded in 1902 and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam.
We invest in startup companies in (human and animal) Nutrition, Health and Biosciences. Thereby we increase innovation opportunities for DSM while supporting startup inventors and entrepreneurs with everything from ideation to operating a sustainable business. We tend to take an active role in these startups as a shareholder and by providing experienced Board Members. At the same time we are startup investors who take minority participations, usually with other seasoned and domain-expert VCs, CVs and family offices as co-investors. We always encourage the startups we invest in to retain and further develop their entrepreneurial drive, team, agility and business responsibility.
Perhaps most importantly, our commitment to these companies we invest in goes beyond funding. The DSM Venturing team draws upon all our collective experience as startup operators and investors to coach entrepreneurs whenever (and wherever) needed; and this is supported by the immense scientific and commercial resources within DSM - in everything from IP, validation, scaling manufacturing, quality and safety, to market intelligence, partnering and licensing; and new technology scouting The DSM Venturing team operates from three hubs, close to the world’s most vibrant startup ecospheres: Boston/New York (USA), the Bay Area (USA) and Amsterdam (NL).