Dow Venture Capital — an investment arm of The Dow Chemical Company — is focused on pursuing strategic investments that enable and accelerate Dow’s business growth while adding value to our portfolio companies.
Driven by our rapidly expanding global population, four megatrends serve as the focus of Dow’s market-driven strategy. Dow Venture Capital supports this strategy by investing in external innovation in areas of strategic interest to Dow businesses, and pursuing new and disruptive technologies that enable breakthrough business opportunities.
Our investment portfolio reflects the diversity of Dow business interests, with start-up companies in various stages of maturity across a broad set of markets. We invest in promising businesses and technologies that help address many of the world’s most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, renewable energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity.
We take an active role in the companies we invest in and deploy Dow capabilities and resources when appropriate to maximize value creation - for the benefit of these portfolio companies and Dow.
Dow Venture Capital portfolio companies benefit from Dow's global reputation as one of the most profitable, most respected chemical companies in the world with an industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses.
Dow has extensive reach and knowledge with industry-leading positions in diverse, high growth sectors such as electronics, water, energy, coatings and agriculture around the world.
Technology & Expertise
Dow R&D is rich with world-renown expertise in analytical science, biotechnology, toxicology, catalysis, ceramics, materials science, polymer science, separation science and manufacturing, fabrication, process and high-throughput technologies.
Dow has access to an extensive global network of internal and external experts for both technology and commercial due diligence.
Dow Venture Capital is a vital part of the growth engine for Dow and has access to Dow's expertise in technology, science, marketing, and commercialization.
Dow is a science and technology company with annual sales of $60 billion with a commitment to investing at a strategic level for success. The Dow Venture Capital portfolio is invested broadly across multiple business segments and markets.