ICOS Capital Management

Investor type Corporate Venture Capital
Founders Nityen Lal Peter Van Gelderen


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Total investments 25
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 21
Rounds per year 1.47
Lead investments 15
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 1
Key employees 7
Stages of investment

Areas of investment

  • Energy
  • Water
  • Water Purification
  • Machine Learning
  • Artificial Intelligence

In 2005 was created ICOS Capital Management, which is appeared as VC. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Rotterdam. The venture was found in Europe in The Netherlands. ICOS Capital Management appeared to be a CVC structure as part of the corporation.

The current fund was established by Nityen Lal, Peter Van Gelderen. Besides them, we counted 7 critical employees of this fund in our database.

The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars. The high activity for fund was in 2011. The fund is generally included in less than 2 deals every year. The real fund results show that this VC is 52 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. Opposing the other organizations, this ICOS Capital Management works on 23 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 1-2 participants. Despite the ICOS Capital Management, startups are often financed by Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT), VI Partners AG, UvA Ventures Holding. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are VI Partners AG, StartGreen Capital, Nedermaas Hightech Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by ABN AMRO Fund, VI Partners AG, Mahindra Rise.

Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Manufacturing, Software. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 2 or 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight BioActor, Photanol, Squirro. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - The Netherlands. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Food and Beverage
Health Care
01 Oct 2021 -

Carbon Clean Solutions

Biomass Energy
Environmental Consulting
Oil and Gas
Pollution Control
$7M03 Aug 2021 London, England, United Kingdom


Food and Beverage
Food Processing
$18M01 Nov 2020 North District


Food and Beverage
Food Processing
Health Care
Organic Food
$7M30 Aug 2020 Gelderland

Carbon Clean Solutions

Biomass Energy
Environmental Consulting
Oil and Gas
Pollution Control
$22M02 Jul 2020 London, England, United Kingdom

Reliability Solutions

Artificial Intelligence
Information Technology
Machine Learning
Predictive Analytics
$3M01 Aug 2019 Krakow, Lesser Poland Voivodeship, Poland


Artificial Intelligence
Big Data
Machine Learning
$13M16 Jun 2019 Vaud, Switzerland


Artificial Intelligence
Big Data
Machine Learning
$4M01 Sep 2017 Vaud, Switzerland


30 Jun 2016 South Holland
Carbon Clean Raises $8M in Series B Extension

– Carbon Clean, a London, UK-based developer of carbon dioxide capture and separation technology, raised $8m in Series B funding.
– Backers included new investor CEMEX and existing investors Equinor Ventures, ICOS Capital, and WAVE Equity Partners.
– The capital raise extends Carbon Clean’s $22m Series B round announced in July 2020, bringing the total amount raised to $30m.
– Led by Aniruddha Sharma, CEO, Carbon Clean is a global leader in CO2 capture technology which reduces the costs and environmental impacts of CO2 separation.


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