As an investor, we are actively involved with our investments – but only on an ‘as needed’ basis.
Our philosophy is that we invest in a company if we have confidence in the company’s management and believe they are able to execute the plan or find alternative ways to make the company successful.
Apart from capital, our added value is in offering access to regional and functional networks, strategic and practical support. We are willing and able to work closely with our portfolio companies but do not want to take the place of the entrepreneur or the company’s management.
Chemelot Ventures typically makes an initial investment between € 0.5 million and € 2.0 million per company. Investments are often executed in tranches, often linked to milestones which are derived from the company’s business plan. The fund generally reserves an amount for follow-on investments at least equal to its initial commitment.
We prefer to invest in a syndicate and if needed, we will take the role of lead investor and help find co-investors. In addition we will assist the company to obtain funding from non-dilutive sources.
If you have any questions, or would like more information, please contact us.