Independent VC-firm, investing within the fields of Energy, Advanced Materials, Smart Transportation and IoT.
We invest in teams who have developed superior solutions or business models to solve global challenges in the fields of Energy, Advanced materials, Smart transportation and IoT.
We actively contribute to the success of the teams we support by leveraging our networks and opening partnership opportunities with our corporate sponsors.
“Aster Capital has been very active in helping Ecofactor connect to their strategic investors which is already producing valuable opportunities for the company”
We are an independent VC-firm managing several funds raised from large European corporations and institutional investors. We combine the expertise of an independent financial investors with the deep sector expertise of a multi-corporate VC.
We are committed with our Sponsors to support our portfolio companies by engaging in technology or commercial partnerships.
“Aster capital involvement is a major opportunity for Lucibel to build fruitful partnerships with Aster’s corporate sponsors”
“We have been very impressed by Aster’s team reactivity and capacity to close quickly this investment. We are excited to have them as an investor…”
“Aster capital has been a superb resource for Ioxus, offering sage advice in energy technology space and opening doors for us
to customers in Europe”
Amsterdam, Netherlands, January 10, 2017 – Avantium, a leading chemical technology company and forerunner in renewable chemistry announced today it has acquired the assets of Liquid Light Inc. (Liquid Light) a renowned developer of electrochemical processes.
Paris, France, and Boston, MA, October 25th, 2016 – Announces continued expansion in France and Europe as well as opening of North American Headquarters in Boston; Reinforces its position as a Global Player in the Data Revolution.
Based in San Francisco, Beijing, Tel Aviv, Nairobi and Paris, venture capital firm Aster continues its specialisation in transforming industrial models and enriches its international presence by announcing three appointments. Andreas von Richter, a renowned expert in mobility, energy and industry 4.0, has been appointed as a Partner. Fabio Lancellotti, previously a Principal, has been promoted to Partner. Pierre-Luc Joffre has left Bain&Company to become a Senior Associate.
brings renowned expertise in the mobility, energy and industry 4.0 sectors along with excellent understanding of the innovation ecosystems in Europe and Israel. He will contribute to Aster’s European hedging strategy, particularly by supporting the firm as it sets up operations in Germany in 2017, where Aster already has made ten or so investments.
“The energiewende – the energy transition in German – has made the energy and Internet of Things markets particularly promising. Thanks to these high quality technologies along with renowned expertise and infrastructure, Germany has the world’s greatest expansion potential in transport, renewable energies and the digitalisation of manufacturing,” explains Andreas von Richter, Partner at Aster.
along with his expertise in the sustainable development sector, attested to by a Master of Science in Environmental Economics from Imperial College London.
“At Aster, we look closely at the initiatives in new technologies and digital, which are increasingly changing the playing field – particularly in the energy and transport sectors. We intend to identify the best technologies and provide these with capital as well as advising and access to partnerships with our sponsors to accelerate their development,” says Pierre-Luc Joffre, Senior Associate at Aster.
With a degree from Politecnico engineering school in Milan and an MBA earned between IESE Business School and the London Business School, he joined Aster in October 2010. He has progressively taken on developing new activities at Aster, particularly in the cloud/data centres, and has become the point of reference on the team for investment opportunities in Software as a Service (SaaS) in the sectors targeted by Aster. He represents Aster in several investments: Customer Matrix (France/US), Iceotope (UK), Atlantium (Israel) and Teem Photonics (France).
By welcoming experts with high added value onto its team, Aster confirms its strategy of growth organized as a business hub – a new generation of growth accelerator for startups.
“Andreas von Richter is a key expert in Germany on renewable energies and transport. He will contribute his knowledge of the German market so as to reach the most promising areas and develop our network for the benefit of high-potential startups. Pierre-Luc Joffre will develop a new expertise – environmental technologies – which is consistent with and complementary to our core activity. His arrival will allow us to promote Aster’s value proposition to new industrial players and strengthen our geographical coverage in Europe and the United Kingdom,” says Jean-Marc Bally, Managing Partner of Aster.
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