We invest in early-stage marketplaces and digital platforms. From Amsterdam, to the world.

CONQUER. COLLAB. CONTRIBUTE.

Scaling founders together.

We like to fund early stage marketplaces and digital platforms across Europe. Our fund is founded by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs. We look beyond spreadsheets and resolve early stage growth-pains with lightning speed. Ready to scale together?

15m

Fund size.
To get you going.

12

Number of investments.
More to come.

B2B

Tech-enabled B2B companies.
What we love to see.

Our portfolio.

Meet the Dutch Founders.

What do you get when you group five entrepreneurs together? Right, new ideas. In december 2018, Patrick Kerssemakers, Hidde Hoogcarspel, Laurens Groenendijk, Eric Veeneman and Bas Beerens decided to bundle their experience and know-how to help founders scale their potential. Meet the Dutch Founders Fund.

Yes, we know that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. That’s why we are a venture capital fund that focuses on what we do best: B2B marketplaces, platforms and SaaS companies.

We have personally built companies from ideas to IPO, and know exactly what founders need to grow their businesses. Our approach is hands-on and pragmatic: we work side-by-side with all of our portfolio companies to help with all kinds of challenges. From hiring to pivoting, we are here right beside you.

Meet the dutch founders

up to €1.5m

Investment range.
From Seed to Series-A.

15m

Fund size.
To get you going.

11

Number of investments.
More to come.

B2B

Tech-enabled B2B companies.
We like marketplaces, platforms and SaaS Models.

Founded by us.

Conquer.

We are here to help, not just to invest. Our personal experience, network and expertise accelerates growth and turns ideas into actions. From hiring to pivoting, we have helped our portfolio companies with all kinds of challenges.

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Collaborate.

We don’t shy away from collaborating with fellow VC’s. We actively co-invest with investors from all over the world and pride ourselves on our extensive network of relevant partners. We collaborate across-borders, beyond boundaries and on every continent. By bundling capital and know-how, we scale quickly and accelerate growth.

Don’t compete. Collaborate.

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Contribute.

We know that doing good for the planet and making money aren't mutually exclusive. That's why we greatly value sustainable growth.

We are committed to the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) way of investing. This means that we actively measure and track our portfolio companies and ourselves on different ESG factors. From measuring carbon footprints to accounting for workforce diversity, we make sure that all of our companies are contributing to a better tomorrow.

Because those who care, win.

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