Johan Reynaert Joins Capricorn Venture Partners

Johan Reynaert has joined Capricorn Venture Partners as an investment manager on the firm’s cleantech team. He previously was with Belgium-based VC firm GIMV.


Capricorn Venture Partners is pleased to announce the expansion of its Capricorn Cleantech Fund (CCF) investment team with the appointment of Dr. Ir. Johan Reynaert as Investment Manager.

Johan holds a Master in Electrical Engineering and a PhD. in the same field from the KULeuven and IMEC, Europe’s largest independent electronics research centre with activities in the field of solar cells and nanotechnology. As an International Business Development Manager at IMEC, Johan got extensive international experience in the photovoltaic and semiconductor industry. After obtaining an MBA at Insead, with spells in Singapore and Fontainebleau he gained experience as a cleantech venture capital investor.

Dr. Jos B. Peeters: “We are delighted to welcome Johan as Investment Manager at Capricorn Venture Partners. He brings complementary experience and insights to the team, and his presence should allow us to broaden further the cleantech subsectors in which we make investments”

About Capricorn Venture Partners
Capricorn Venture Partners is a pan-European manager of venture capital funds seeking to invest in technology based growth companies. Capricorn is investing out of its € 112 million Capricorn Cleantech Fund. The Cleantech Fund invests in European growth companies developing innovative breakthrough
technonogies in the fields of renewable energy and energy efficiency, water purification and re-use, bio based material conversion and biorefinery platforms, clean air, climate change, green chemistry and advanced materials, materials recovery and recycling. The investment team of Capricorn is composed
of experienced investment managers with deep technology expertise and a broad industrial
experience. The Capricorn Cleantech Fund benefits from investment by the European Investment Fund
through the “Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme” of the European Union.

Currently, the Capricorn Health-tech Fund is raising € 100 to 120 million venture capital for a new fund focusing on early to mid stage human health-technology investments in Europe. This fund will be Capricorn’s fourth consecutive venture capital fund.

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