Maarten ter Keurst to speak at CleanConnect 2018 in Shanghai November 13, Nanjing November 15 & 16

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  • Nov 06, 2018
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Our Director of Investments Maarten ter Keurst will be speaking at the 5th International Cleantech Transfer and Investment Conference, held in the International Water Hub in Nanjing, China on November 15 & 16. The event is organised by our partners at Umore Group, a global consulting firm focused on cleantech transfer and financial services.

Maarten will also serve as a judge for the final competition of the EU-China Cleantech Competition 2018, held in Shanghai on November 13th. Here the 5 finalists from the preliminary competition held in Denmark this September will vie for prizes of €10.000, €7.000 and €3000 plus a Connect China Service Package for one year from Umore Consulting.

For more information on the CleanConnect programme please visit http://www.cleanconnect.cn/.

Maarten ter Keurst to speak at World Water Tech-North America Summit, Toronto

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  • Oct 10, 2018
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PureTerra Director of Investments Maarten ter Keurst will be speaking at World Water Tech-North America Summit, Toronto on October 24-25. He will serve as a “shark” on the investor panel with Eric Wilman (Senior Director, Global Beverage Processing R&D at PepsiCo) and Thomas Dooney (Managing Director at Bostonia Group), grilling tech companies on their business plan and technology.

On the 25th he will participate in the Investor Debate along with Jeroen Tielman (Founder and Managing Partner at Q Stone Capital), Matt Servatius ( Managing Director at Wells Fargo Technology Banking), Femi Osidele (Senior Consultant at Cimbria Consulting) and Jeff Possick (Managing Director at Missionpoint Partners).

If you would like to set up an appointment with Maarten please get in touch through our contact form.

PureTerra Ventures at WEFTEC New Orleans

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  • Sep 27, 2018
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PureTerra Ventures will be represented at WEFTEC in New Orleans from October 1-3. Founding Partner Gijsbert de Bruin, Managing Director Alexander Crowell and Investment Director Maarten ter Keurst will be attending the event. If you would like to set up an appointment please get in touch through our contact form.

PureTerra Ventures congratulates Aquafortus Technologies and Bluefoot Membranes

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  • Sep 25, 2018
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We congratulate Aquafortus Technologies and Bluefoot Membranes for winning the Isle-IWA Emerging Technologies Award 2018 during the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition in Tokyo last week. A panel of expert judges which included PureTerra Investment Director Maarten ter Keurst chose them out of a group of 11 emerging technologies based on business model, value to end users and innovativeness. Next to this Maarten gave a keynote speech on growth capital in the water technology space and what makes a technology attractive in the eyes of an investor. On day 3 he led a roundtable discussion with leading global utilities and industrial end users about the importance of investment in the water space and the impact which digital technologies and smart monitoring are having on the industry.

Press release:

Press release_Isle_IWA ETPProgram2018 -FINAL

PureTerra Ventures at IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition

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  • Sep 02, 2018
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PureTerra Ventures will be exhibiting at the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition in Tokyo this September 15-20.

Director of Investments Maarten ter Keurst will be serving as a judge on the IWA- ISLE Emerging Technologies Program, selecting the most promising technologies on the show. Next to this, he will be delivering a keynote lecture on Tuesday, discussing what makes a technology attractive in the eyes of an investor, and hosts a roundtable discussion on Wednesday Sept 19 focused on the importance of investments in innovative water technologies.

PureTerra Ventures will have a booth at the ISLE pavilion and can be found at stand #5. If want to set up a meeting, please get in contact through the contact form on our website.

The IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition is the global event for water professionals covering the full water cycle. As the Congress rotates through global cities each event has an extra emphasis on specific interests to the region. This year, the IWA WWCE will center around the digital economy, megacities, diffusion of innovation, disaster resilience and sustainability.

Hydro Venture Partners joins Series B round in Cerahelix

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  • Sep 01, 2018
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We are pleased to welcome Hydro Venture Partners (http://hydrovp.com) on board the Series B financing round of Cerahelix (http://www.cerahelix.com), further validating the unique value proposition of the technology and the great work the team at Cerahelix is doing. Proceeds from this round will be used to increase manufacturing capacity to support growing sales, develop larger format filters with an increased number of channels, and scale marketing and sales capabilities.

Cerahelix manufactures the PicoHelix, a ceramic membrane filter that achieves ten times higher purity than today’s best commercially available ceramic membrane filters. The unique combination of incredibly small pores in a durable ceramic material makes the PicoHelix the ideal choice for challenging water treatment and molecular separation applications. Cerahelix filters are being employed for industrial water-reuse, organic solvent separations, and concentration of bio-based chemicals and pharmaceuticals. The high treatment efficiency achieved by PicoHelix membranes is a result of a patented biotechnology that uses DNA to form the pores in the membrane. The resulting pores are linear and nearly identical in diameter (0.6 to 0.8nm). These characteristics combine to make a membrane that operates at a higher flow rate and utilizes less energy than normal polymeric membrane filters. The narrow range of pore diameters separates molecules that are close to each other in size, extending the cutoff range beyond what is currently achievable by ceramic membranes. This allows Cerahelix ceramic membrane filters to separate salts, metal ions and organic molecules that are dissolved in various types of process water. The durability of Cerahelix ceramic membrane filters allows them to operate under low pH conditions, high temperatures and high total dissolved solids concentrations making them ideally suited for treating process waters common to the Food & Beverage, Mining, Oil & Gas, Pharmaceutical, and Manufacturing industries.

Hydro Venture Partners invests in early-stage, water focused, technology companies that are applying visionary science and engineering to drive efficient water resource utilization across multiple sectors. Hydro Venture Partners leverages their water-focused technical, management and entrepreneurial experience to help accelerate the growth of innovative technology companies helping to solve the world’s water challenges.

ImagineH2O Smart Water Hub @ Aquatech China 2018 is coming this week

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  • May 29, 2018
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We’re very much looking forward to welcoming a full cohort of groundbreaking water technologies to the ImagineH2O Smart Water Hub at our exhibition Aquatech China – Aquatech Global Events Showcase Page this week (31th May – 2 June, 2018).

The Smart Water Hub will host interactive discussions with industry leaders to highlight the opportunities and challenges to the deployment of water innovation in China. Case studies and workshops will provide an opportunity to elaborate on the path forward. A dedicated pitch session will enable each Smart Water Hub exhibitor to present to a distinguished panel of judges and broader audience of water industry professionals.

It’s been a great experience working with our respectable partners Imagine H2O and Isle Utilities, and we thank all for your hard work and contributions.

 

For complete program overview, please refer to below link:

Smart Water Hub Program Overview_Aquatech China 2018

Maarten ter Keurst speaking at WaterVent Philadelphia

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  • Apr 15, 2018
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Our Director of Investments Maarten ter Keurst will be speaking at a panel session at WaterVent in Philadelphia on May 3rd. During this session he will share with the audience his thoughts on innovative water technologies from an investor’s perspective. Other investors in the panel include Debra Coy from XPV Water Partners, James Z.Li from E.J. McKay Investment Bank, Romie Basra from Wells Fargo, Seth Warren Rose of Eneref Foundation and Jason Wuliger from Splash Link. For a detailed programme please see the attachment.

WaterVent is a platform dedicated to matching innovators and investors the water technology space.

We look forward to meeting you there and hearing about your ideas on water innovation.

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