How we invest

Our investments in outstanding business ideas are driven by financial and strategic objectives.

Beyond the financial commitment, Evonik offers start-ups access to the resources of one of the world’s leading specialty chemicals companies. Our objective is to create successful business partnerships and develop our investment to increase its value until we reach an appropriate exit point.

  • Direct investments in innovative start-ups in Asia, Europe, North America and Israel 
  • Selective fund investments in key geographies and Evonik areas of interest
  • Investments in early and growth-stage companies with an established proof of concept, typically in series A & B rounds
  • Total investment of up to €15 million over the lifecycle of the investment
  • Minority share, typically up to 20%
  • Syndication with top tier (corporate) venture capital funds
  • Active partner that often serves on boards