Stolt Ventures

Investing in the future of sustainable logistics

Stolt Ventures was established to explore and invest in sustainable technologies in maritime logistics, carbon reduction and food production to future-proof our operations in bulk-liquid logistics, distribution and land-based aquaculture.

We have more than 60 years' experience in the chemical logistics and aquaculture markets. With our vast industry knowledge and global reputation for quality and reliability, we offer unique access to a worldwide network of operations and top-tier customers to accelerate industry adoption of new technologies.

Investment criteria

  • Ticket size: $1-5 million
  • Stage: Series A/B (proven technologies, >$1m commercial revenues)
  • Instruments: primary/secondary equity or convertible debt
  • Investor role: active board position (director or observer)
  • Partnerships: value creation through commercial/technical collaboration


Primary sectors

We are looking to invest in areas that align with our strategy and core competencies. 

  • Vessel technology
  • Fleet management and connectivity
  • Robotics
  • Safety
  • Cybersecurity
  • Digital supply chain
  • Process efficiency
  • Smart terminals
  • Chemical logistics
  • Clean fuel logistics
  • Accounting and reporting
  • Carbon capture and storage
  • Sequestration
  • Carbon offset
  • Waste recycling
  • Wastewater treatment
  • Water technology
  • Energy from waste
  • Data collection and analytics
  • Fresh product logistics and marketplaces
  • Aquaculture technologies
  • Alternative proteins

Our value proposition

Industry knowledge

Having invented the modern-day parcel tanker and pioneered land-based aquaculture, innovation is in our DNA. We have more than 60 years of experience and expertise in chemical logistics and more than 50 years in the aquaculture market, which means we offer expertise in partnering and developing emerging industries.

Global network

As a market leader, with a reputation for quality and reliability, Stolt-Nielsen offers unique access to its world-wide operations and top-tier customers to accelerate industry adoption.

Active investor

In addition to financial support, Stolt-Nielsen provides strategic guidance and the ability to leverage our substantial asset base and reputation across vessels, terminals, tank containers and aquaculture.

Investment portfolio

Motion Ventures

Motion Ventures is a seed-stage fund focused on backing and shaping sustainable and resilient maritime supply chains. 

GIT Coatings

GIT Coatings has developed a graphene based marine coating product with superior antifouling and performance properties. The coating is also sustainable as it doesn’t release any chemicals or microplastics in the ocean.


Signol has developed behaviour-focused software for the the aviation and maritime sectors, connecting operational users to the direct impact of their actions, motivating them to reduce fuel expenses and reduce CO2.

Wave BL

WaveBL has developed a blockchain-based platform enabling an instant, reliable and secure exchange of trade-related documents, including bills of lading.

Contact Stolt Ventures


Axel de Mégille, Head of Stolt Ventures