Bas Rieter from Dutch Founders 👋
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We are a (pre) seed venture fund that backs founders building the marketplaces of tomorrow. We like platforms that reimagine traditional supply chains and products with strong network effects. We also partner with those who are working on sector-defining technologies in the logistics, insurance and fintech space. We call these marketplace enablers.
Starting a company is easy, building a company is something else. That's why we go all-in without compromising your vision. We are bold, pragmatic and dive into the nitty-gritty details with a product-driven focus.
We are not ex-investment bankers or strategy consultants, but a team of dedicated people who have been in your seat. Given our founding experience in building companies like WeTransfer, Just-Eat, Treatwell and fonQ, we know how to start, scale and exit a marketplace like no other.
Our scope is pan-european and we invest from the earliest phase onwards. We also happily join in later stages. Let's meet.
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Matching supply-chain talent with engineering jobs: see how Terry and Adam have built the best marketplace for QA/QC professionals.
David vs Goliath: tackling the massive fragmented freight-forwarding business through an interactive platform. The story of Shypple.
Fighting fast-fashion through recommerce: the story of Reverse Supply
We partner with visionary founders in the pre-seed stage of their company. We like the dirty work and dig deep to make sure that nothing stands in your way for your series A.
We help our founders with introductions to international VCs, angel syndicates and other professionals. Partner with us and get familiar with our network. So far, we have proudly co-invested with:
There’s no perfect formula for knowing when, where, how, and for whom to build a marketplace. Arguably, there has always been a need for marketplaces. But building one successfully 20 years ago was much more challenging than it is today.
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