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3M Ventures

A history of innovation.

Focused on the future.

As part of 3M Company, 3M Ventures is a world-class corporate venturing team, dedicated to the pursuit of what’s possible. We are raising the bar on 3M’s innovation and business building capabilities, while helping the companies of tomorrow scale faster and more efficiently. Through partnership and investment, we can help solve some of the world’s greatest challenges, together.

Focus Areas

3M Ventures invests with a focus on the following strategic priorities:

  • Electric Car Charging Unit.
    Automotive Electrification


  • A man using protective equipment while working with dropping machine.


  • Woman smiling at home opening a new Filtrete.
    Home Improvement


  • A woman playing with Virtual Reality goggles.
    Consumer Electronics


  • Hydrogen renewable energy prodution.
    Climate Tech


  • Cushion Lock Protective Packing Wrap.
    Sustainable Packaging


  • Industrial robots white set up.
    Industrial Automation


  • A hand taking a microprocesor of a motherboard.
    Semiconductor and Data Center


What 3M Ventures Offers

  • Investment

    3M Ventures invests in early-stage, growing companies with a strong alignment to 3M’s strategic priorities. Offering minority growth financing, we seek companies with a strong IP position, demonstrated commercial traction with lead customers, and a strong management team uniquely positioned to win.

  • Business Building

    3M Ventures also incubates and builds new businesses in areas aligned to 3M’s strategic priorities. To advance this effort, we often seek out and collaborate with external organizations. 3M Company can bring technology, manufacturing scale, brand, or channel to our collaborating organizations, while working together to pilot, de-risk and validate new opportunities.

Why 3M?

To help scale our collaboration ideas, we leverage our 51 technology platforms and more than 30 laboratories – not to mention, 3M’s deep commercial expertise, global customer networks, and manufacturing capabilities.

An investment or partnership with 3M Ventures goes beyond an infusion of funds – we help our partner companies accelerate their vision by leveraging 3M strengths and assets:

  • 3M Red logo.
    Globally Respected Brand


  • Periodic table.
    51 Technology Platforms


  • Two men working as scientists and  using 3M protective equipment.
    30+ Laboratories


  • Three business women and a business man meeting each others.
    Deep Commercial Expertise


  • A woman contempling airplanes in a airport window.
    Global Customer Networks


  • A box in a manufacturing roller conveyors.
    Manufacturing Capabilities



  •     Ben Wright - VP, 3M Ventures Image.       
    Mark Copman - SVP, New Growth Ventures
  •     Mark Copman - SVP, New Growth Ventures image.       
    Ben Wright - VP, 3M Ventures

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