Cerium Technology has created a unique and scalable process to find and evaluate opportunities for investment, design and execute investment transactions, create value with sound strategic and tactical direction, and generate extraordinary returns.
Cerium (Ce) is a chemical element that is part of the lanthanide group, commonly known as “rare earth elements”. It is found only in small amounts, generally less than fifty parts per million in the earth. Yet it has extraordinary properties as a ductile, malleable, highly electropositive and very pyrophoric element – it is the only element besides iron that sparks when struck. Cerium has a wide range of applications across industries as diverse as petrochemicals, optical instruments, automobiles, radiography, magnets, and motion picture lighting.
Cerium Technology Ventures draws inspiration from this distinctive and rare element and seeks to make investments specifically in unique companies with extraordinary technologies and foster the development of significant commercial success.
Cerium Technology has created a unique and scalable process to find and evaluate
opportunities for investment, design and execute investment transactions, create
value with sound strategic and tactical direction, and generate extraordinary returns.
Our process focuses on exceptional companies that have great people, great products,
and a great value proposition in markets with attractive dynamics. This approach aligns the
interests of shareholders, board of directors and management teams to achieve success.
Cerium Technology Ventures was founded by Eldon Klaassen, a technology executive with three decades experience in successful growth strategies. His expertise in these technology markets provides Cerium with access to unique investment opportunities and the acumen to evaluate their potential.
Since its foundation, Cerium has significantly increased the value of assets under management. Mr. Klaassen's insight and leadership has proven valuable not only to the Cerium team, but also to a new generation of innovative entrepreneurs and continues to promote growth of the Cerium portfolio.
Prior to Cerium, Mr. Klaassen was the founder and CEO of Allegro Development, a pioneer in commodity management (CM) software. His leadership was instrumental in the development of numerous innovations in CM technology over thirty years, providing innovative systems to hundreds of companies across finance, energy, utilities, mining, and agriculture. During his tenure, Allegro experienced extraordinary growth, generating a 57% average annual return to investors