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Evonik Venture Capital

Investor type Corporate Venture Capital
Founders Ilja Aizenberg Lars Boehnisch


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Total investments 27
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 20
Rounds per year 2.70
Lead investments 11
Follow on index
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Exits 1
Key employees 4
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Health Care
  • Biotechnology
  • Manufacturing
  • 3D Printing
  • Software

Evonik Venture Capital appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2012. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Hanau. The fund was located in Europe if to be more exact in Germany. Evonik Venture Capital appeared to be a CVC structure as part of the corporation.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 partakers. Despite the Evonik Venture Capital, startups are often financed by Horizons Ventures, Tau Ventures, SAM Private Equity. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Masdar Capital, BASF Venture Capital, VisVires New Protein. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Independence Equity, Huron River Ventures, Formation 8.

The fund was created by Lars Boehnisch. The overall number of key employees were 4.

Comparing to the other companies, this Evonik Venture Capital performs on 22 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The high activity for fund was in 2014. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The fund is generally included in 2-6 deals every year. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 40 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2018.

We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Health Care, Advanced Materials. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Modern Meadow, FRX Polymers, Biosynthetic Technologies Besides, a startup needs to be aged 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund. For fund there is no match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Vivasure Medical

Health Care
Medical Device
$23M17 May 2022 Galway, Galway, Ireland

In Ovo

Health Care
$40M01 Mar 2022 Leiden, South Holland, Netherlands

Shanghai Union Technology

3D Printing
$30M21 Dec 2021 -

Castor Technologies

3D Printing
Enterprise Software
Information Technology
$3M16 Aug 2021 Tel Aviv-Yafo, Tel Aviv District, Israel

In Ovo

29 Mar 2021 Leiden, Zuid-Holland, The Netherlands


Advanced Materials
Business Intelligence
Information Services
Search Engine
02 Feb 2021 Oldenburg, Lower Saxony, Germany

UnionTech 3D

3D Printing
Machinery Manufacturing
09 Dec 2020 Shanghai


$6M01 Nov 2020 Copenhagen, Capital Region of Denmark, Denmark

Element Analytics

Big Data
Internet of Things
Machine Learning
Predictive Analytics
$18M25 Jun 2020 San Francisco, California, United States
Castor Closes $3.5M Seed+ Funding Round

– Castor, an Israeli 3D printing tech company, raised $3.5m in a seed+ funding round.
– The round includes two new investors: Xerox, a global technology company and Spring Ventures, a Tel Aviv based publicly traded company with participation from Evonik Venture Capital, Jeremy Coller, TAU Ventures, and Chartered Group.
– The new investment will be used for product development and marketing.


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