Capricorn Venture Partners

Capricorn Venture Partners

Capricorn Venture Partners invests in European clean technology, health technology, and ICT companies.

Founded in 1993, Capricorn Venture Partners based in Leuven, Belgium. The firm is an independent European manager of venture capital and equity funds, investing in innovative European companies. The firm invests out of the venture capital funds Capricorn Sustainable Chemistry Fund, Capricorn Cleantech Fund, Capricorn Health-tech Fund, and Capricorn ICT Fund.

Through their private venture capital funds, they invest in companies with technological advantages in sustainable chemistry, clean technology, health-technology, digital technologies and artificial intelligence. They are convinced that by investing in new technologies and innovations they believe can make a positive impact on society and contribute to a better and more sustainable world, whilst achieving an acceptable return.

Investment

Capricorn Venture Partners' investments include NovoPolymers, Ensartech, Ducatt, Anteryon, FRX Polymers, Neosens, Avantium Technologies, Metallkraft AS and Fluxome.

Their exited investments in Yammer, Nexstim, Avantium Technologies, Mainstay Medical, TiGenix, Sequana Medical, Noona Healthcare, EpiGaN, Ogeda, Mendel Biotechnology and Clear2Pay.

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SpaceX

Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, better known as SpaceX, is an American aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company headquartered in Hawthorne, California.

Yammer is a San Francisco-based social enterprise company founded by David O. Sacks.

A biotechnology company using microbiology and chemistry to produce consumer goods and industrial products.

Avantium Technologies is an Amsterdam-based manufacturing company offering research and development for products and applications in the energy, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals industry.

Sequana Medical is a Switzerland-based company.

FEops is a Belgium-based modeling and simulation company.

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People

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Role
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Baron Bernard de Gerlache de Gomery

Independ Director

Daniela Arruda Costa

Investment Analyst

Dr ir Marc Lambrechts

Senior Investment Manager

Dr Jos B. Peeters

Chairman of the Executive Committee

Dr Katya Smirnyagina

Executive Director

Dr Ludwig Goris

Senior Investment Manager

Dr. Daniel Auriel

Employee

Fabian Koning

Business Development Manager

Ine Jordens

Legal and Risk

Katrin Geyskens

Partner

Kim De Keyser

Valuation Expert

Liesbet Peeters

Non-Executive Director

Maarten Lambert

Investment Associate

Marc Pauwels

Fund Administrator

Marina Ruiter

Executive Assistant

Olaf Cörper

Partner

Philippe Haspeslagh

Employee

Prof Philippe Haspeslagh

Chairman

Rob van der Meij

Senior Investment Manager

Sabine Vermassen

Member Executive Committee

Steven Levecke

Senior Investment Manager

Walter Van Pottelberge

Independent Director

Wouter Van de Putte

Investment Associate

Yves Vaneerdewegh

Member Executive Committee

Yvette Go

Senior Investment Manager

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