Engaged Innovation

Dow Venture Capital invests in start-up companies in which Dow investment and strategic engagement together can create more value for all stakeholders. We invest in promising businesses and technologies that help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, renewable energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity.
Dow's global reach, illustrated by a diversified industry-leading portfolio of technology-based products serving customers in approximately 160 countries, drives us to align our innovations to four megatrends: Agricultural; Consumer & Lifestyle; Energy; and Infrastructure & Transportation.
We take an active role in our investments and aim to lead deals or invest alongside strong lead investors in solid teams with defensible, compelling technologies and credible business models across all stages of development – from seed to late stage.

Representative Areas of Current Investment Interest
  • Materials that enhance the energy efficiency of residential and commercial buildings
  • Alternative sources for chemical feedstocks at competitive scale and cost
  • Technologies for improving and protecting food crops
  • Components and systems that reduce the cost and/or improve the availability of pure water
  • Solutions to improve the extraction of oil and gas, and enhance the environmental sustainability of production
  • Advanced materials for the electronics industry
  • Materials-enabled systems and solutions to improve transportation vehicle performance
  • Technologies that improve the utility, cost, performance or sustainability of plastic packaging