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Dr. Wal van Lierop

Dr. Wal van Lierop

Dr. Wal van Lierop

President and CEO | Chrysalix Venture Capital

Founder & Managing Partner, Chrysalix Venture Capital, a global venture capital fund with a long history commercializing step-change innovation for resource intensive industries. Chrysalix invests in intelligent systems, energy technology and resource productivity solutions to deliver outsized financial returns and environmental sustainability. The firm is backed by more than 20 international blue-chip industrial and financial investors and was named ‘Financial Investor of the Year’ as part of the 2017 Global Cleantech 100 Awards. Its investments include 3D steel printing, fast charging electric vehicle infrastructure, emissions-free solar steam, smart mining and nuclear fusion. Chrysalix recently announced the first close of its target C$155 million Chrysalix RoboValley Fund to back Industry 4.0 startups in areas such as AI, data analytics, sensors & components, IoT, robotic systems and blockchain. Mr. van Lierop was a previous judge in #DisruptMining 2018.