The events of 2020 highlighted the importance of innovation both in product offering and operations. Emerald continues to be on the forefront of innovation, backing the most promising industrial technology companies and connecting open innovation partners to its multinational corporate investors. To further strengthen our activities in North America, Emerald has recently expanded the Toronto-based team.
We are excited to welcome Ben Abadi as Investment Director – Finance, who brings a strong venture capital track record in the energy sector and other industries. In recent months, Clayton MacDougald, a veteran of the water industry, joined as a Sector Specialist with a particular focus on our USD 100 M Global Water Impact Fund. Earlier in the year, Dr. Ana Ramos joined as Technology Analyst to expand our depth in molecular biology. They join existing Emerald team members Dr. Neil Cameron, Frank Balas, Dr. Graham Carey and Erica Yoon in the Toronto office.
Emerald’s mission is to connect capital with industrial innovation and to facilitate collaboration between investors and growth or expansion phase startups. During the last 21 years it has developed unique venture capital expertise, deep industry knowledge and a rich global deal flow in the areas of energy, water, industrial IT, advanced materials, mobility, robotics, and agriculture. Its growing team of experienced financial professional and sector specialists is based in Europe (Zurich), North America (Toronto) and Asia (Singapore), enabling Emerald to serve customers worldwide.
As a trusted advisor for both corporations and startups, Emerald has reached a unique position as a strategic open innovation partner for sustainable impact. It has raised five venture capital funds, backed 70 emerging industrial technology leaders and managed five third-party investment mandates, including for the governments of Switzerland and Singapore.