For over 27 years OVP Venture Partners has led the drive into new, high-growth, complex-technology companies, with a concentration on the Pacific Northwest. We focus on early-stage investing in three core sectors – IT, Biotech and Cleantech. Our extensive experience includes over 53 successful exits – more than any other Pacific Northwest venture capital firm. OVP has over $750 million in capital under management and is currently investing its seventh fund. OVP has offices in Seattle and Portland.

The OVP team includes investing partners Chad Waite, Lucinda Stewart, Mark Ashida, Rick LeFaivre and Carl Weissman in Seattle and Gerry Langeler in Portland.


Monitor Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm that partners with exceptional entrepreneurs to commercialize technology into world-class products and services. The Firm leverages the investment, operating and entrepreneurial experience of its partners to accelerate portfolio companies’ path to customers, capital and profitability.

We are committed to creating value by identifying strong entrepreneurs and building successful companies from the ground up. Our managment team has more than 75 years combined investment, entrepreneurial and operating experience and has a demonstrated track record for identifying and investing in early-stage businesses.


BP Alternative Energy, launched in November 2005, combines BP’s interests in low carbon energy. The portfolio includes biofuels, wind, solar, and technology development in carbon capture and storage. With a commitment to invest $8bn up to 2015 in renewable energy sources, Alternative Energy is an integral part of BP. More information at:

BP Alternative Energy Ventures (AE Ventures) is a corporate venture capital team whose goal is to help innovative companies and entrepreneurs bring smart clean energy solutions to market faster and at scale. They selectively invest in early and growth stage companies in the cleantech energy sector that have disruptive and defendable technologies. Target areas are aligned with BP Alternative Energy’s core businesses as well as venturing into areas of innovation in the carbon markets and the wider landscape beyond BP’s traditional reach. AE Ventures actively supports its portfolio companies, working with them to create long-term financial and strategic value whilst creating access and learning for the BP Group. More information at:


DSM Venturing is an active investor in start-up companies, which create innovative products and services in Life Sciences and Materials Sciences that contribute to the quality of life. DSM Venturing’s mission is to explore emerging markets and technologies in order to support DSM’s innovation and growth strategy. Besides financial support, DSM Venturing supports the start-up companies with DSM’s knowledge, resources and networks in order to establish mutual benefits and learnings. To DSM, venturing is an integral part of DSM’s open innovation approach, focused on teaming up with innovative players all over the world. More information at:

DSM has annual net sales of about €9 billion and employs some 22,000 people worldwide. The company is headquartered in the Netherlands, with locations on five continents. DSM is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. More information at:

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Sime Darby is a Malaysia-based diversified multinational involved in key growth sectors, namely plantation, industrial equipment, motors, property and energy & utilities. It is supported by a workforce of more than 100,000 employees in over 20 countries and is one of the largest companies on Bursa Malaysia.

Capitalizing on being the world’s largest listed palm oil producer, Sime Darby established a Renewables unit in 2014 which spearheads the initiative to essentially focus on converting traditional and non-traditional palm-based commodities into products of higher value. The unit actively seeks investment opportunities in the bio-chemicals, nutraceuticals and bio-energy industry and envisions being a key player in the bio-based technology space.

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