CVC/FOF  Dow Chemical Company

     Office Locations:

2030 Dow Center
Midland, MI 48674
Phone: 989-636-1000



  • Early
  • Expansion
  • Growth
  • Late
  • Middle Market
  • Seed



  • Communications & Networking
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare



    Dow Venture Capital (VC) invests in promising start-up companies in North America, Europe and Asia. The firm invests on businesses based on four megatrends: Agricultural, Consumer & Lifestyle, Energy, and Infrastructure & Transportation. The firm invests, in part, through institutional venture capital firms, and across all stages of development- from seed to later stage. Dow has developed a broad network of VC partners that specialize in the company's targeted investment markets and geographies. Typically, Dow VC takes active minority positions in syndicated investments within the following guidelines: Minimum investment: $250,000; Preferred investment: $500,000 to $5,000,000; and Geographies: U.S., Canada, Europe, and Japan.



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    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    John Pham Finance Director for Dow Corporate Venturing Business
    Kenneth Van Heel Global Director of Corporate Strategic Planning and Ventures & Business Development
    Mark Felix Investment Manager


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