We invest in Marketplaces.

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Scaling Founders.Building Companies.Solving Problems.
Scaling Founders.Building Companies.Solving Problems.

We are a (pre) seed venture fund that backs founders building the marketplaces of tomorrow. We like platforms that reimagine traditional supply chains and SaaS enabled marketplaces. We also partner with those who are working on sector-defining technologies in the logistics, fintech and web3 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.

Florian Gendrault
YourCampus

Attracting and retaining talent: via a gym subscription to an e-bike. Find out how Florian built his marketplace for employee benefits.

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Terry & Adam
Buildstream

Matching supply-chain talent with engineering jobs: see how Terry and Adam have built the best marketplace for QA/QC professionals.

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Jarell Habets
Shypple

David vs Goliath: tackling the massive fragmented freight-forwarding business through an interactive platform. The story of Shypple.

check out shypple

Collaborate.

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:

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Did you know we have open office hours every Friday?

Ask us all of your marketplace-related questions every Friday between 4:00 and 5:00 pm.

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Meet our companies

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:

Collaborate.

Founded by us.

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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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.

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

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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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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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.

WE INVEST IN B2B MARKETPLACES. NOTHING ELSE

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