Show Me the Money: Where Is Venture Capital Placing Bets in Bio-based?

December 05, 2016 | State of the Market Report

From 2010 to 2015, the bio-based materials and chemicals (BBMC) industry attracted nearly $9.2 billion in funding from corporates, debts, individuals, private equity, public investment, and venture capital (VC). Notably, VCs have been the major financing driver for start-ups and invested $5.3 billion (57%) of the total investment from 2010 to 2015. In this report, we highlight the trends in types of technologies and products VC’s have funded in the past six years. We then explore how the funding landscape shifts in 2016 and project the next big bets by VCs in 2017.

Coverage Areas

  • Accelerating Materials Innovation
  • Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health

Table of Contents

  • Title page
  • 2010 to 2015: Funding landscape in bio-based
  • 2010 to 2015: Highlighting trends in venture capital funding
  • Understanding changes in 2016 and what to expect in 2017
  • Appendix

Lead Analyst

Victor Oh


Ross Kozarsky
Gihan Hewage