b.value AG and IBB Ventures invest in Berlin-based chemical start-up Nano-Join
BERLIN, Oct 28, 2020 - b.value AG, specializing in investments in early-stage biotechnology and chemistry start-ups, together with VC Fonds Technologie Berlin, managed by IBB Ventures, invested in the rapidly growing chemistry start-up Nano-Join GmbH. The investment is intended to drive forward the scaling of production and internationalization.
Nano-Join GmbH is a young technology company from Berlin, founded in 2015 as a spin-off of the Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin). The company's goal is to achieve a leading position in silver sintering by developing and producing patented silver-based materials for contacting e.g. components of power electronics, lasers or sensors. Led by Drs. Adrian Stelzer and Battist Rábay, Nano-Join has a competent team that has built experience in the development and production of sintering pastes over many years. Battist Rábay: "With the investment of b.value AG and IBB Ventures we now have the opportunity to take the next steps for Nano-Join. We will use the investment further expand our production capacities and, while maintaining the same high quality, to further increase our output and open up new markets. In the long term, this will enable us to continue offering our customers innovative technologies and products with the highest quality standards and best service. We are pleased to be able to continue on this path with two strong partners".
Peter Kallien, managing director of b.value AG: "The attractive investment case for Nano-Join is based on the rapidly increasing demand for power electronic control units, e.g. for electrical vehicles or in industrial electronics, which define new and higher requirements for miniaturization, reliability, operating temperature, switching frequency, and current carrying capacity of power semiconductors".
Sabine Wolff, Investment Manager at IBB Ventures adds: "The team, the market and the strong growth potential convinced us to invest in Nano-Join. We are very pleased to accompany Nano-Join together with b.value in their next steps".
b.value AG invests in talented entrepreneurs who want to build a company with disruptive and IP-protected technologies, courage, and passion with a business model with high scalability. b.value AG focuses on non-pharmaceutical biotechnology and chemistry in the D-A-CH region. It follows the megatrends health, nutrition, resource efficiency and digitalization. The aim is to build a long-term portfolio of fast-growing, young start-ups.
About IBB Ventures
IBB Ventures (www.ibbventures.de) has been providing venture capital to innovative Berlin-based companies since 1997 and has established itself as the market leader in early stage financing in Berlin. The funds are primarily used for the development and market launch of innovative products or services as well as for business concepts of the creative industries. Currently, two funds with a total volume of EUR 100 million are in the investment phase. Both VC funds are financed by the Investitionsbank Berlin (IBB) and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), managed by the State of Berlin. IBB Ventures has already invested in more than 210 Berlin creative and technology companies; in consortia with partners, the start-ups received approximately EUR 1.52 billion, of which IBB Ventures invested EUR 217 million as lead, co-lead or co-investor. IBB Ventures is the umbrella brand for the VC activities of IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft.
Nano-Join GmbH is a young technology company based in Berlin. The primary goal of Nano-Join's innovative sintering solutions is to make high-performance electronic components for optoelectronics, e-mobility and renewable energies more powerful and efficient.
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