We believe that the best solutions are created when disruptive ideas meet the right resources. As Henkel's corporate venture capital arm, we offer access to a vast network spanning all areas of the manufacturing industry. Individually, we find out what support is needed to help startups grow in the best possible way with us.
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Henkel to invest in Emerald Technology Ventures’ sustainable packaging innovation fund
As part of its corporate venture capital activities Henkel Adhesive Technologies has committed to invest into a new packaging fund launched by Emerald Technology Ventures (Emerald), a Zurich, Switzerland-based venture capital firm. Emerald has longstanding experience in industrial technology and advanced materials, well-established role linking conglomerates with startups, and track record of strong returns for Limited Partners. Focused on catalyzing sustainable low-carbon solutions in the packaging sector, the fund will provide Henkel as a Limited Partner an annual deal flow of several hundred startups and exposure to thousands of innovative solutions.
Henkel invests in medical technology start-up Smartz AG
Henkel Adhesive Technologies further strengthens its capabilities for the growing demand of smart adult care solutions by investing in Smartz AG (Smartz), a medical technology start-up headquartered in Baar, Switzerland. Smartz has developed an end-to-end-solution for diapers that improves the quality of life for adults while at the same time effectively supporting care and medical personnel as well as reducing costs and increasing the service level in care facilities. Both companies already have signed a joint marketing and joint development agreement earlier this year to combine Henkel´s printed electronics expertise with the adult care Internet of Things (IoT) hardware and software solutions of the start-up. With the investment, Henkel aims to strengthen this partnership and to drive the development of additional innovative adult care applications in the future.
Henkel invests in material science focused fund in China
Henkel Adhesive Technologies further strengthens its corporate venture capital activities by investing in the third fund of Richland Capital (Richland Capital Fund III), Beijing, China. Richland Capital is a leading investment firm for emerging technology in China, focusing on investments in advanced materials, high-end manufacturing equipment and digital technologies as well as digital business models. As limited partner of the fund Henkel will strengthen its access to the fast-growing start-up-scene in China which has become a global hotspot for material science in recent years.
Henkel invests in technology start-up ioTech
Henkel Adhesive Technologies strengthens its capabilities for innovative electronics solutions by investing in ioTech, a UK-based start-up with an R&D footprint in Israel. ioTech has developed a disruptive Continuous Laser Assisted Deposition (C.L.A.D.) technology that enables the further miniaturization of a variety of applications in the electronics industry. With the investment, Henkel aims to drive synergies between its customer demands and its material solutions, laser jetted with ioTech´s disruptive technology.
Henkel invests in technology start-up Feelit
Henkel Adhesive Technologies strengthens its capabilities for maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) solutions by investing in Feelit, Haifa, Israel. The start-up has developed a unique sensor technology for predictive maintenance for various applications in manufacturing. With the investment Henkel aims to further expand its leading MRO portfolio for its broad customer base in industrial markets.
Henkel invests in recycling startup Saperatec
Henkel is reinforcing its commitment for the development of a circular economy by investing in the recycling specialist Saperatec. The startup company has developed an innovative, patented technology that among others allows the separation and recycling of flexible packaging that contains aluminum foil.
Henkel invests in US cleaning products start-up Truman’s
Henkel is further expanding its expertise in innovative and sustainable household products while at the same time gaining insights in a promising direct-to-consumer business model: Henkel under the umbrella of Henkel Ventures is investing in the US cleaning products start-up Truman’s, based in Louisville, Kentucky, which offers cleaners that utilize refillable bottles and concentrate cartridges to reduce plastic.
Henkel invests in the start-ups youtiful and Purish
Henkel further strengthens its expertise in digital go-to-market models by investing in the two Beauty Care start-ups youtiful and Purish. The investments under the umbrella of Henkel Ventures are a perfect fit in line with the company’s strategic priority to accelerate digitalization and will help Henkel gain valuable insights into key beauty trends and new digital business models.