Solvay Ventures

Solvay Ventures is the Venture Capital fund of Solvay, a global company committed to innovative and sustainable chemistry. Our mission is to build remarkable stories with entrepreneurs, balancing strategic and financial objectives.

We invest in breakthrough technologies in advanced materials and formulations. Operating since 2005, we manage a €80 million global evergreen fund with a focus on sustainable resources, energy transition, increased well-being, and digital age. Our investments feature a strong sustainability component.


Our team

Our offices are located around the globe, San Francisco, Boston, Paris, Brussels and Shanghai, at the center of innovative ecosystems.



At Solvay, we believe that combining the global reach, scale and brandname of a multinational with the speed, agility and creativity of a startup company can be very powerful to build credible supply chains and unlock the full potential of disruptive advanced materials innovation, be it technology or business model. 

Roger Kearns, Member of Executive Committee

Our portfolio

  • MultiMechanics, Inc is developing software systems allowing the modelling and failure prediction of complex materials.

  • NOHMs Technologies, Inc is commercializing next generation Li-Ion battery electrolytes based on ionic liquid technology which will enable the electric vehicle markets.

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More on our portfolio of investments 


“NOHMs is happy for the continued support of our Series B investors, led by Solvay Ventures and Phoenix Venture Partner. This round was a vote of confidence in the commercial potential of our NanoLyteTMElectrolyte for electric vehicles batteries,” said Nathan Ball, CEO of NOHMs. “NOHMs has an important piece of the puzzle that will allow mass market adoption of electric vehicles, by reducing the cost and improving battery safety.”