Investment area

Growth Investments

Bioindustrial Investments

Date of investment

February 2023

Aquafortus is a New Zealand headquartered technology company that develops and commercialises novel and proprietary minimal energy resource recovery technologies for high total dissolved solids (TDS) waste and process streams.

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Stephen van Helden


Departments: Growth Investments, Novo Holdings Equity US Inc., Bioindustrial Investments

Stephen joined Novo Holdings in 2022.

Prior to joining Novo Holdings, Stephen spent over 5 years developing new products, partnerships and businesses at The Production Board as an EIR, and Zymergen where he led many Industrial efforts including across Agriculture, Food and Packaging. He previously worked with McKinsey and Company as an Associate Partner across a number of sectors and geographies.

Stephen holds an MBA from Stanford University and a BSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cape Town.