Chemicals, innovation and investment

“I’m excited to join the conversation at ChemTech and share the industry perspective on the increasing interest in e-marketplaces.”

Dan Futter, Chief Commercial Officer, Dow

“The chemical industry is the foundation of the modern economy, with a mind-boggling US$5-6 trillion per year in sales, yet it is not well understood outside of the industrial sector. We’re beyond excited to join the ChemTech conversation with Knowde.”

Shaun Maguire, Partner, Sequoia Capital

Join leaders from Dow and Sequoia Capital as they discuss customer experience, growth accelerators and digitalization of the chemical industry

SAN JOSE, CA – SEPTEMBER 24, 2020 – Knowde, the leading marketplace for chemicals, polymers, and ingredients, is once again inviting industry leaders and analysts to an online discussion that will explore the intersection of chemicals and technology. ChemTech 2: Investing in the Future, will take place on September 29 at 11 a.m. EST. Visit this page to register.

The first session, which took place on July 22, focused on the importance of the chemical industry embracing e-commerce in the post-Coronavirus world. The next session will address topics such as the role of investment, the impact of digitalization on the customer experience, and strategies for accelerating growth. Daniel Futter, chief commercial officer for Dow, and Sequoia Capital partners Carl Eschenbach and Shaun Maguire will lead the discussion.

Futter is leading Dow’s efforts to become the most customer-centric material science company in the industry, including the design, development and launch of Dow’s groundbreaking “Consumer.Dow.com” e-commerce platform.

“I’m excited to join the conversation at ChemTech and share the industry perspective on the increasing interest in e-marketplaces,” said Futter. 

Sequoia Capital, which recently led a $14 million Series A investment in Knowde, is closely watching the chemical industry as it rapidly embraces digitalization.

“The chemical industry is the foundation of the modern economy, with a mind-boggling US$5-6 trillion per year in sales, yet it is not well understood outside of the industrial sector. We’re beyond excited to join the ChemTech conversation with Knowde,” said Maguire.

Knowde co-founder and CEO Ali Amin-Javaheri noted that some chemical companies were working towards implementing a digital strategy when COVID-19 interrupted their plans. 

He added, “This also caused them to pause their thinking about the investment they were about to make. Does it make sense to pursue a strategy alone? Would they benefit from joining a marketplace like Knowde?”

Knowde is revolutionizing the chemical industry by helping companies get closer to their customers, improve their sales effectiveness and capture growth opportunities without incurring major capital expense.

“We can give chemical companies 24/7 access to tens of thousands of R&D and procurement professionals worldwide, in as little as one month,” said Amin-Javaheri. “Buyers receive a cutting-edge online experience, with easy-to-use tools to search and filter products, get quotes, and request samples. All buyers, R&D and marketing professionals receive free access to Knowde.”

Register for ChemTech 2: Investing in the Future at https://knowde.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7VNYbeHdQpiq09CXrpGb6A?utm_source=mautic&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=chemtech2&utm_content=chemtech2_invite

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines global breadth, asset integration and scale, focused innovation and leading business positions to achieve profitable growth. The Company’s ambition is to become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company. Dow’s portfolio of plastics, industrial intermediates, coatings and silicones businesses delivers a broad range of differentiated science-based products and solutions for its customers in high-growth market segments, such as packaging, infrastructure and consumer care. Dow operates 109 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 36,500 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $43 billion in 2019. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit www.dow.com or follow @DowNewsroom on Twitter.

About Sequoia Capital

Sequoia Capital is an American venture capital firm. The firm is headquartered in Menlo Park, California and mainly focuses on the technology industry. It has backed companies that now control $1.4 trillion of combined stock market value. Sequoia manages multiple investment funds including funds specific to India & Southeast Asia, Israel, and China. The firm has offices in Menlo Park, Singapore, Bengaluru, Mumbai, New Delhi, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, and Tel Aviv.

About Knowde

Located in Silicon Valley, Knowde is a digital marketplace built for chemistry. As Amazon, eBay and others have modernized and changed the way we research and buy products, so too is Knowde bringing this same revolutionary change to the chemical industry world. For additional information about Knowde, visit www.knowde.com

Contact for Journalists

John Schmidt 

Email: john.schmidt@knowde.com

Phone: 973-632-8214

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