We have built our reputation on bringing disruptive innovation to the world’s largest industries

Our diverse team is made up of investors, entrepreneurs, operators and advisors with industry sector expertise who understand the processes required for successful acceleration and commercialization of breakthrough technologies.

Fred van Beuningen

Managing Partner

Fred is a Managing Partner based in the Netherlands. His industry expertise spans C-level, Executive Board and CEO positions in oil & gas, chemicals, logistics, innovation and sustainability, and scaling up ventures.

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Dr. Wal van Lierop

Founding Partner

Wal is a Founding Partner of Chrysalix based in Vancouver. He launched Chrysalix in 2001 and is recognised for his expertise and thought leadership in industrial innovation, energy and cleantech.

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Dr. Charles Haythornthwaite

Senior Partner

Charlie is a Senior Partner based in the United Kingdom. He leads the opportunity recognition and investment selection process in the Chrysalix RoboValley Fund and has a special interest in mining innovation. 

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Dr. Alfred Lam


Alfred is a Partner based in the Netherlands. He has incubated and launched ventures from academia and is involved in the development of investment theses, deal sourcing and due diligence with a special interest in energy and resource productivity. 

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Greg Allen


Greg is a Partner based in Vancouver. He is an experienced CEO, turnaround leader and board member at multinational technology companies. He is responsible for supporting selected portfolio companies in director and observer roles, leads key aspects of Chrysalix operational activities and sits on the Chrysalix investment committee.

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Wendy Leong

Chief Financial Officer

Wendy is the Chief Financial Officer based in Vancouver. She has nearly 25 years of experience in private equity investment management and works closely with the investment team on valuation and finance matters.

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Alicia Lenis


Alicia is a Vice President based in Vancouver. She works on investment theses development, deal sourcing, due diligence and portfolio management. Alicia has close to 15 years of industrial technology sector experience.

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Nicholas Andruschak

Vice President

Nicholas is a Vice President based in Vancouver. He is responsible for deal sourcing, due diligence, and developing investment theses. Nicholas is particularly interested in companies developing sensor systems and intelligent systems to facilitate Industry 4.0.

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Giuliana Unger


Giuliana is an Associate based in the Netherlands. She has expertise in cleantech innovation and carbon capture and utilization (CCU), and she is responsible for sourcing new deals and due diligence.

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