Koch Industries launches a venture capital group

Koch Industries has launched an early-stage venture capital arm that will be led by Chase Koch, the son of company chairman and CEO Charles Koch. Bottom line: Charles and David Koch might differ strongly with most of Silicon Valley on politics, but they believe there can be alignment when it comes to disruptive technologies. Continue reading…

An inside look at how Koch Labs® helps churn the parent company’s ideas

In 1927, Fred Koch developed a thermal cracking process he believed could greatly boost gasoline production and decrease costs for independent oil refiners.  While that was the genesis of Koch Industries Inc., there was still a hurdle.  “Before he could sell his new process, he had to prove it worked,” his son and company CEO, Charles Koch, wrote […]