Anzu Partners isn&#039t on the lookout for the following Fb, but would love to back the next Foxconn or Dow


Anzu Associates has shut its debut tech fund at $128.4 million and programs to spend in anything but the next Facebook, priceshall has discovered.

The Washington, D.C.-baesd firm is as an alternative seeking to industrial possibilities, and hopes to land the subsequent generation’s Foxconn, Dow Chemical or Cree Lights.

Anzu Partners’ Whitney Haring-Smith, who co-launched the organization with David Michael and David Seldin, informed priceshall, “We prepare to spend in private firms with breakthroughs in the M’s — supplies, producing, measuring, checking and modeling. Organizations in these industries would in all probability never come to be a residence brand name identify. But they impression anything in and close to the residence from your motor vehicle to the objects in your kitchen area or medicine cupboard.”

The firm has been investing beneath-the-radar in a blend of enterprise and private equity promotions considering that 2014, but had not elevated a massive fund of pooled funds for promotions till this year. Its portfolio consists of: Nuburu, a maker of high-powered blue lasers utilized for precision welding in aerospace and electronics SLIPS Systems, which can make super slippery coatings utilised to preserve industrial products clean up and OTI Lumionics, a maker of OLED supplies that go into high-definition shows.

Formerly Anzu established up “exclusive intent autos,” drawing together a mix of spouse and children offices and substantial-net worthy of people to again early-phase start off-ups or to acquire divestitures (a.k.a. spin-outs) from Fortune 500 providers.

Now that Anzu Companions has more dry powder for equity offers, the organization will be including staff and advisors with a highly technological history to scout offers, together with from best universities in the U.S. and Canada.

“We are far more most likely to retain the services of a chemical engineer than an MBA,” Haring-Smith said.