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Investments

107

Portfolio Exits

18

Funds

1

About BASF Venture Capital

BASF Venture Capital is the corporate venture capital company of BASF Group. The firm invests worldwide in start up companies and venture capital funds. The firm's focus of each investment is on chemical-related innovative technologies and products among others in the field of new materials, developments in biotechnology and nanotechnology and clean tech.

BASF Venture Capital Headquarter Location

Benckiserplatz 1

Ludwigshafen, 67059,

Germany

+49 621 60-76801

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Latest BASF Venture Capital News

Exclusive: Ocean Farming Startup Sea6 Energy Adds BASF Venture Capital To Captable, Raises $4.2 Mn

Jul 23, 2022

Sea6 Energy is raising $4.2 Mn from BASF Venture Capital GmbH along with its existing investors Silverstrand Capital and Aqua-Spark The round seems to be part of the ongoing Series C round of investment Sea6 Energy had raised $9 Mn in its Series B round last year Bengaluru-based ocean farming startup Sea6 Energy has begun its next round of funding and has onboarded a new investor, BASF Venture Capital GmbH, to its captable. As per the regulatory filings accessed by Inc42, shareholders of Sea6 Energy, in an extraordinary general meeting held earlier this month, agreed to allot a total of 9,744 equity shares and 512 fully paid up compulsory convertible preference shares to two of its existing investors – Netherlands-based aquaculture fund Aqua-Spark and Singapore-based Silverstrand Capital, along with new growth stage investor BASF Venture Capital GmbH. The startup has allotted these shares for $4.2 Mn. Mail sent to Sea6 Energy elicit no response at the time of publishing the story. BASF Venture Capital GmbH, which often invests in seed to Series B rounds of startups, is focused on digital farming, sustainability, AI startups, among others. The startup will receive the funds in two tranches. Post the investment round, Aqua-Spark, which led the Series B round, will hold a 18.3% stake in Sea6 Energy. While Silverstrand Capital will own 1.53% stake, BASF Venture Capital will have 3.65% stake in the startup. Recommended For You: 23rd July, 2022 Tata Capital, which participated in the startup’s Series A round in 2015, will continue to be the biggest external investor with a 21.15% stake. Sea6 Energy, founded in 2010 by Nelson Vadassery, Shrikumar Suryanarayan, Sowmya Balendiran and Sri Sailaja Nori, develops technologies to convert biomass into biofuel, plant growth stimulants, plant defence products, animal feed ingredients, and other bio-renewable products to replace chemicals and plastics. The startup also offers bioprocessing which comprises marine biotechnology, fermentation technology, analytical chemistry, synthetic chemistry, among others. It is worth mentioning that Sea6 Energy has become the second aquaculture startup after Aquaconnect to have raised funding amidst the funding winter. Aquaconnect had raised $8 Mn in debt from Trifecta Capital in March this year. Meanwhile, Sequoia Surge-backed Aqgromalin recently laid off 80 employees as it was not able to raise a new round of funding. Last month, Inc42 exclusively reported that Aqgromalin is considering a merger and even held talks with Licious to tide over the crisis.

BASF Venture Capital Investments

107 Investments

BASF Venture Capital has made 107 investments. Their latest investment was in Bellatrix Aerospace as part of their Series A on June 6, 2022.

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BASF Venture Capital Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

6/1/2022

Series A

Bellatrix Aerospace

$8M

Yes

5

2/10/2022

Series B

FortePhest

Yes

3

10/14/2021

Series A

Computomics

Yes

2

10/11/2021

PIPE

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$99M

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10

8/6/2021

Seed VC

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10

Date

6/1/2022

2/10/2022

10/14/2021

10/11/2021

8/6/2021

Round

Series A

Series B

Series A

PIPE

Seed VC

Company

Bellatrix Aerospace

FortePhest

Computomics

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Amount

$8M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

5

3

2

10

10

BASF Venture Capital Portfolio Exits

18 Portfolio Exits

BASF Venture Capital has 18 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Hummingbird Technologies on July 28, 2022.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

7/28/2022

Acquired

$99M

1

3/8/2022

Acq - Pending

$99M

2

2/8/2022

Acquired

$99M

2

10/11/2021

Reverse Merger

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$99M

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10

2/24/2021

Reverse Merger

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$99M

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10

Date

7/28/2022

3/8/2022

2/8/2022

10/11/2021

2/24/2021

Exit

Acquired

Acq - Pending

Acquired

Reverse Merger

Reverse Merger

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

1

2

2

10

10

BASF Venture Capital Acquisitions

1 Acquisition

BASF Venture Capital acquired 1 company. Their latest acquisition was hte on April 09, 2008.

Date

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation
Valuations are submitted by companies, mined from state filings or news, provided by VentureSource, or based on a comparables valuation model.

Total Funding

Note

Sources

4/9/2008

Series A

$99M

Acquired

1

Date

4/9/2008

Investment Stage

Series A

Companies

Valuation

$99M

Total Funding

Note

Acquired

Sources

1

BASF Venture Capital Fund History

1 Fund History

BASF Venture Capital has 1 fund, including BASF Venture Capital.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

4/1/2001

BASF Venture Capital

Multi-Stage Venture Capital

Closed

$133.92M

1

Closing Date

4/1/2001

Fund

BASF Venture Capital

Fund Type

Multi-Stage Venture Capital

Status

Closed

Amount

$133.92M

Sources

1

BASF Venture Capital Team

5 Team Members

BASF Venture Capital has 5 team members, including current Chief Financial Officer, Nils Christoph Koehler.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Nils Christoph Koehler

Chief Financial Officer

Current

Markus Solibieda

Mindful Capital Partners, Baigo Capital, Advent International, and Deutsche Beteiligungs

Managing Director

Current

Beate Ehle

Chief Technology Officer

Former

Jean-Claude Pierre

Chief Technology Officer

Former

Dirk Nachtigal

Managing Director

Former

Name

Nils Christoph Koehler

Markus Solibieda

Beate Ehle

Jean-Claude Pierre

Dirk Nachtigal

Work History

Mindful Capital Partners, Baigo Capital, Advent International, and Deutsche Beteiligungs

Title

Chief Financial Officer

Managing Director

Chief Technology Officer

Chief Technology Officer

Managing Director

Status

Current

Current

Former

Former

Former

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