Advanced Materials represents the backbone of industrial innovation, enhancing the performance characteristics of technologies from gas turbines to fuel cells, as well as enabling new processes that catalyze chemical reactions, purify water, harvest energy, and more. Despite a small but steady stream of VC investments each quarter, Advanced Materials has not shown the returns that VCs and other investors might see in other sectors. How are leading investors then approaching Advanced Materials compared to sectors like cleantech, healthcare, or IT, and what types of investments and partnership models are they pursuing? 

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Advanced Materials: Seeking Models for Collaboration and Capital Efficiency

David Wells

Operating Partner


           Edward Dineen


           Siluria Technologies 

    Yakov Berenshteyn

    Advisory Associate

    Cleantech Group

        Amanda Faulkner

        Senior Research Analyst

        Cleantech Group