Member Spotlight: BHP Ventures



Welcome to our Member Spotlight series where we profile the exciting work of our member firms. For this deep dive, we spoke to members of BHP Ventures.

From top left (L to R): Dr Brigid O’Brien, Josh Su, Natalie Cira, Alexandra Iljadica, Michael Buzzo, Susanna Campitelli, Jordan Mitchell

Tell us about your firm. What makes it different?

BHP Ventures is the in-house venture capital arm of BHP. We scour the globe to find and foster emerging, game-changing technologies with the potential to help make BHP’s global operations safer, productive, and sustainable. This complements and enhances the innovation already underway within BHP by forging new partnerships and creating fresh opportunities to strengthen our portfolio and lower our emissions.

For our partners, BHP Ventures provides the opportunity to collaborate with one of the world’s largest natural resources companies. With more than 80,000 talented people working at top-class assets across Australia and the Americas to produce premium iron ore, copper, nickel, and metallurgical coal for global customers, we have a unique vantage point to support our portfolio companies. Our products are the foundation of energy transition. We understand how to navigate the entire value chain, and we’re experts at calling capital-intensive projects to bring products to the global market.

What defines your portfolio?

BHP Ventures targets game-changing technologies and teams to support future growth for BHP in:

  1. Driving innovation in our core operations (electrifying our fleet, low/no-CO2 fuels, and site-electrification).
  2. Growing our resource base in key commodities (new exploration and extraction technologies).
  3. Exploring potential (Read more...)