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Govin

Founded

2021

Founders

Jesse Grift, Tony Nguyen

Location

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Sector

LegalTech

Partner involved

Patrick Kerssemakers

Year Invested

2022

Website

Govin

Govin

About

Govin

Govin is the one-stop-shop for all of your governance and legal needs. The platform frees investors and founders from the burden of chasing documents and legal clauses. By centralizing and categorizing all governance data and workflows, decisions can be made a dozen times faster whilst abiding by the highest compliance standards.

What we love

What's not to love here? As one of our former colleagues, Jesse has turned his own frustration into a fantastic solution. With Govin, we have already saved countless hours of work. The platform makes it dead easy for all stakeholders to check their rights, duties and liabilities. It is the go-to tool for all of our portfolio companies. And hey, having your governance in order greatly speeds up your fundraising efforts.
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Reverse Supply

Founded

2021

Founders

Janis Kuenkler, Max Grosse Lutermann, Konrad Hosemann

Location

Berlin, GER

Sector

Recommerce

Partner involved

Patrick Kerssemakers

Year Invested

2022

Reverse Supply

About

Reverse Supply

Reverse supply enables brands to sell unsold items, overstock and secondhand clothing via their existing sales channels. Through their circular business model, the Berlin-based company combats fast fashion and gives clothing a longer lifetime value. The platform takes care of the entire back-office, meaning that brands and retailers alike don't have to worry about things like quality control, pricing and logistics.

What we love

When we first met Janis, Max and Konrad, we knew we were dealing with an extraordinary team of founders. Whether it's for the fact that they are extremely familiar with their market, cater to the trend of circularity or know how to increase consumer loyalty, the guys from Berlin impressed us from the very start. Creating a win-win-win-win situation, reverse supply gives garments a longer lifetime value, provides consumers with a better and cheaper alternative, benefits the environment and helps retailers to sell their overstock or return items. Do we need to say more?
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Underline.io

Founded

2019

Founders

Alex Lazinica

Location

Croatia

Sector

EdTech

Partner involved

Laurens Groenendijk

Year Invested

2022

Underline.io

About

Underline.io

Underline has built the first digital video library for academic video content. The platform offers niche-specific videos in different science verticals, opening up insightful content for a much broader audience and on a much wider scale. Whether it's for conference presentations or in-depth research publications, Underline can digitize virtually all video content.

What we love

It's rare to see a founder that brings in the weight that Alex does. Having previously built multiple companies, from a scientific publisher to a burger chain, Alex has impressed us with his operating power from day 1. With proven product-market fit and strong initial traction, Alex is addressing a huge untapped market.
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NorthLadder

Founded

2019

Founders

Sandeep Shetty, Neha Kalra and Siddharth Sudhakar.

Location

UAE

Sector

Recommerce

Year Invested

2022

NorthLadder

About

NorthLadder

NorthLadder is a UAE-based unique digital marketplace for pre-owned electronics and mobile devices. The platform sources the electronics from brands and trade-in partnerships to sell them to small- and medium-sized merchants across the MENA region and abroad.

What we love

NorthLadder is one of those companies that just happen to check all the boxes: fantastic growth rates, a great circular and sustainable business model and a stellar founding team with deep industry expertise. Through its superior recommence channels, NorthLadder is able to address a huge untapped market in the MENA region and far beyond. This company marks our first investment outside of Europe, and we couldn't have wished for a better deal to enter the MENA market.
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Smiler

Founded

2020

Founders

Kasper Middelkoop, Martine Rooth, Rob Hulleman

Location

Amsterdam

Sector

Photography

Partner involved

Laurens Groenendijk

Year Invested

2021

Website

Smiler

Smiler

About

Smiler

Smiler is the first-ever on-the-spot photography platform that connects photographers to consumers at tourist hotspots around the world. Already live in multiple countries, from Dubai to the US and from Spain to Sinagapore, Smiler allows people to enjoy professional-grade photographs without any hassle. Whether it's for a day at the zoo or a clubnight, Smiler can capture all of your valuable memories.

What we love

Kasper and the rest of the team are no strangers to us. Having worked with Patrick in the early days of fonQ, Kasper has continued to evolve into an exceptional entrepreneur, with companies like Hotelchamp and Tiqets on his name. With Smiler, Kasper, Martine and Rob have found product-market-fit in no time. Having onboarded top-tier tourist venues like football stadiums, themeparks and museums, Smiler is well on its way to become your next favorite photographer.
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Vamstar

Founded

2019

Founders

Praful Mehta, Dr. Richard Freeman, Vishesh Duggar

Location

UK

Sector

Healthcare

Partner involved

Mart de Haar

Year Invested

2022

Website

vamstar.io

Vamstar

About

Vamstar

Healthcare companies struggle to find buyers for their products and services, and that’s exactly where Vamstar steps in. Vamstar simplifies the complexities of the traditional healthcare procurement processes by offering an AI-driven healthcare and life sciences marketplace where supply- and demand easily meet. Their B2B SaaS-enabled marketplace makes it easy for health -and life sciences industry professionals to optimize supply- and demand, find market opportunities and gain real-time insight in their customers.

What we love

An excellent and committed team, experienced in the healthcare space. We believe Vamstar could become thé go-to operating tool for procurement in the >€100bn healthcare market.
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Buildstream

Founded

2019

Founders

Terry Clarke, Adam Hayek

Location

Leeds

Sector

Recruitment

Partner involved

Mart de Haar

Co-Investor

Y Combinator

Year Invested

2022

Buildstream

About

Buildstream

Buildstream is building the biggest and best marketplace for the quality-inspection sector. The platform matches auditors, quality controllers and engineers to different jobs all over the world. Buildstream takes care of CV screening, credential check and matchmaking, creating a fair and better price for both the auditors and employers.

What we love

Having experienced first-hand how slow and bureaucratic existing solutions were, Terry and Adam turned their frustration into a winning platform. With years of industry experience in building and scaling platforms and in-depth knowledge of the quality control market, Terry & Adam make the perfect team for the job. Full steam ahead!
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Winc Academy

Founded

2018

Founders

Joran van Aart, Marijn Pijnenborg, Carla Snepvangers

Location

Amsterdam

Sector

EdTech

Partner involved

Patrick Kerssemakers

Year Invested

2022

Winc Academy

About

Winc Academy

Winc Academy is the go-to platform for people who seek (re)schooling in the field of tech or development. From front- to back-end development classes and from Data Science to Personal Career branding, Winc Academy offers everything you need to switch careers or build on your existing knowledge. Completely remote, highly interactive and fully personalized.

What we love

You can say that Joran, Marijn and Carla know their fair share of starting and running successful businesses. With respective backgrounds as founders at Studyportals, Funda.nl and auto.nl, the team knows like no other how to scale. The reschooling market for tech is growing at a staggering rate, and Winc is perfectly positioned to seize this trend with both hands. Upwards!
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Reveall

Founded

2021

Founders

Ferdinand Goetzen, Marcel Hagedoorn

Location

Amsterdam

Sector

Data

Partner involved

Laurens Groenendijk

Co-Investor

Fortino Capital

Year Invested

2021

Website

Reveall

Reveall

About

Reveall

Reveall is the one-stop-shop for businesses that want to get a detailed understanding of their customers. Reveall makes it easier for companies to gather, organize and share the learnings about customer behaviour to optimize their customer journeys. The platform unifies knowledge management, customer experience and actionable insights in one full-suite solution.

What we love

Both Ferdinand and Marcel bring an impressive load of entrepreneurial experience to the table. With prior stints at 3D Hubs and Recruitee, the founding team knows how to grow digital platforms in the B2B space. Reveall is targeting a fairly young and unexplored niche: the user research market. By bundling different features into one full-suite solution, Reveall has come up with a unique product in a highly fragmented market.
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YourCampus

Founded

June 2021

Founders

Florian Gendrault, Sven Cune

Location

Amsterdam

Sector

HR

Partner involved

Mart de Haar

Co-Investor

Year Invested

2021

Website

YourCampus

YourCampus

About

YourCampus

YourCampus allows employers to offer different perks and benefits to their workforce. From a Swapfiets to a Gym subscription and from health insurance to audiobooks, employees are now able to customize their benefits to their liking.

What we love

YourCampus tackles a problem that is extremely relevant in today's hybrid workforce. Their proposition has proved to boost productivity, whilst decreasing employee turnover. By allowing people to customize their own collection of perks and benefits, companies can retain talent much longer. After all, a happy workforce benefits everyone.
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Lumaly

Founded

2020

Founders

Noah Fischer

Location

Berlin

Sector

AdTech

Partner involved

Mart de Haar

Co-Investor

FJ Labs

Year Invested

2021

Website

Lumaly

Lumaly

About

Lumaly

Lumaly is a smart coupon plug-in that automatically scrapes the web to look for the best discount codes out there. The browser extension works together with over 2500 stores, both big and small. With the likes of Asos, Samsung and Ebay on board, Lumaly makes sure that consumers get the best value for their money.

What we love

Noah is no stranger to running and scaling a business. Having founded multiple companies before, Noah knows exactly how to create (and drive!) value. Lumaly is a prime example of how to blend ease-of-use with viral marketing to create a kick-ass product. All the way from Berlin to your browser. Let's go!
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Shypple

Founded

2016

Founders

Jarell Habets

Location

Rotterdam

Sector

Logistics & Supply Chain

Partner involved

Hidde Hoogcarspel

Co-Investor

Newtown Partners

Year Invested

July, 2018

Website

Shypple

Shypple

About

Shypple

Shypple is a full-service logistics provider for shipping goods from A to Z. Through Shypple’s dashboard, users can get real-time insights about every aspect of the supply chain, as well as booking, planning, delivery and communicating. This eases logistics and makes the total supply chain more efficient - all whilst lowering the hassle and total costs.

What we love

Jarell challenged an extremely fragmented market by simplifying supply chain information. Freight logistics is a field that is dominated by thousands of smaller stakeholders, without transparency and clear communication channels - a pressing problem that slows operations down. Shypple got rid of all these hurdles by providing a highly-scalable solution.
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Minimum

Founded

2020

Founders

Freddie Green, Freddie Evans, Chris Winchurch

Location

London

Sector

Environmental services

Partner involved

Laurens Groenendijk

Co-Investor

Y combinator

Year Invested

December, 2020

Minimum

About

Minimum

Minimum let's you track your carbon footprint in real-time. The company has built the go-to carbon operating system that empowers enterprises to run effective climate management. It tracks, monitors and offsets all of the remaining emissions into some of the most effective offsetting projects around the world.

What we love

Don’t be fooled by their young appearance, Minimum’s team is here to revolutionize carbon-offsetting. With backgrounds in climate sciences and experience in strategy consultancy and VC, the team is well-equipped to take on climate change. Chris, Freddie & Freddie have come up with a smart and elegant solution to offset your carbon footprint. Have we mentioned that ESG-investing is the new talk-of-town?
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Blanco

Founded

2015

Founders

Joost Walgemoed, Bernadette Wijnings

Location

Amsterdam

Sector

FinTech

Partner involved

Hidde Hoogcarspel

Co-Investor

Volta Ventures

Year Invested

March, 2019

Blanco

About

Blanco

Blanco develops digital asset management software that automates the entire wealth management process. By using innovative know-your-customer (KYC) technology, Blanco makes complex onboarding processes transparent and much easier.

What we love

Joost and Bernadette have disrupted a market that is riddled with bureaucracy and slow-paced decision making. Blanco provides actionable insights that makes wealth management faster and more secure. The team understands their customer and the market better than anyone and they are only gettin' started.
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Veylinx

Founded

2015

Founders

Anouar el Haji

Location

Amsterdam

Sector

Marketing & Advertising

Partner involved

Hidde Hoogcarspsel

Co-Investor

Year Invested

January, 2021

Website

Veylinx

Veylinx

About

Veylinx

With Veylinx, companies can get real-time insights about their new products and services. Veylinx makes use of behavioural data to predict and measure demand-patterns. With a Nobel prize-winning approach, Veylinx gets rid of hypothetical scenarios and provides companies with detailed insights.

What we love

Anouar combines his extensive background in academia with creative acumen - something we are a big fan of. He and his team have come up a unique product, raising the bar for consumer-insights. Veylinx operates with a razor-sharp focus and knows how to onboard big clients in no time. Armed with a Nobel-prize winning approach and a whole lotta' energy, Veylinx is ready to take over the world.
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Vintage Cash Cow

Founded

2015

Founders

Antony Charman, David Weaver

Location

Leeds

Sector

Warehouse

Partner involved

Hidde Hoogcarspel

Co-Investor

Year Invested

August, 2018

Vintage Cash Cow

About

Vintage Cash Cow

Vintage Cash Cow is your online dealer in antique and vintage items. It’s the easy way to sell old stuff, as Antony puts it. Vintage Cash Cow allows people to sell their vintage items - ranging from old toys to jewellery and anything in between - at once. Send over your items, get them appraised and sell them instantly.

What we love

Antony and David found a brilliant way to help people clean up their attics and cupboards of their old items. No entry-barrier proved too high: through top-notch service and strong logistics, Vintage Cash Cow positioned itself as a key player in the antique business. We loved their circular business model and their commitment to work together with over 250 charities to help and offload their unsold stock. An extraordinary company with an extraordinary team.
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Wonderkind

Founded

2016

Founders

Laurent Scholten

Location

Amsterdam

Sector

Recruitment

Partner involved

Hidde Hoogcarspel

Co-Investor

Airbridge

Year Invested

December, 2018

Wonderkind

About

Wonderkind

Wonderkind has created an innovative job advertising technology that reaches both active and passive job seekers on media channels they use daily, like social media, websites and apps. This helps corporates and staffing agencies to create and execute the perfect recruitment marketing campaign and attract high quality and happy talent

What we love

Wonderkind has completely changed the way big corporates and scale-ups attract talent. With proprietary Talent Attraction Technology, Wonderkind serves the likes of KLM and Booking.com. With top-notch dashboarding and advanced AI, companies all over the world can now easily tap into talent pools, including those with distance to the labour market.
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Fleks

Founded

2017

Founders

Ricardo van Lemmen

Location

Amsterdam

Sector

Staffing & Recruiting

Partner involved

Patrick Kerssemakers

Co-Investor

Year Invested

July, 2020

Fleks

About

Fleks

Flex optimizes communication and staffing for flex workers. It makes the workforce planning a piece of cake. Through an interactive dashboard, employers can easily manage their staffing.

What we love

We were (and still are!) impressed by Fleks’ ability to bundle different features without making it too complicated. With an almost enviable vision, the team at Fleks does not only dream big - they also make sure that their product is the best in its kind. Spending endless hours at our lunch table, Ricardo and his team make excellent sparring partners.
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Nostics

Founded

2020

Founders

Vincent Laban, Eva Rennen, Rochelle Niemeijer

Location

Delft, The Netherlands

Sector

BioTech

Co-Investor

Year Invested

April, 2020

Nostics

About

Nostics

Nostics is a nano-technology enabled platform that provides instant diagnostics. Their test-kits can test anyone from anywhere in the world on viral diseases such as COVID-19, all in just a few minutes and without expensive lab facilities.

What we love

Nostics has developed a highly versatile solution to disease identification, with the aim to root out COVID-19 and any other world-numbing viruses. Vincent, Eva and Rochelle combined years of experience in complex technology with their entrepreneurial vision. We are proud to have supported the team from day 1. Up and onwards!
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Caya

Founded

2017

Founders

Alexander Schneekloth, Louis Pfitzner

Location

Berlin

Sector

Internet

Partner involved

Laurens Groenendijk

Co-Investor

Year Invested

December, 2018

Website

Caya

Caya

About

Caya

Caya automates paperwork for SME’s. CAYA’s document cloud allows people to digitise their entire document workflows - from the physical letterbox to the filing cabinet.

What we love

Alexander and his team were no strangers to us. Laurens, one of our partners, had previously worked with Louis in the early days of Treatwell. The team at Caya was just as strong as we remembered: blending creativity with high-level strategic thinking. Their omnichannel approach to document-management takes the pain out of doing paperwork. Oh and before we forget: Caya’s unique set of features, user-friendliness and competitive pricing make one hell of a value proposition.
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Voicebooking

Founded

2011

Founders

Jente Kater

Location

Amsterdam

Sector

Media

Partner involved

Patrick Kerssemakers

Co-Investor

Year Invested

May, 2019

Voicebooking

About

Voicebooking

Voicebooking is the first online voice agency and webshop that lets you book voice-overs for your recordings. Within 1 working day, Voicebooking can provide you with your audio product - all with the speed of sound.

What we love

Jente knows what he is talking about - quite literally. Being one of Holland’s most recognisable voices for tv- and radio commercials, Jente decided to put his words into business. Through meticulous UX/UI and a customer-centric approach, Jente and his team quickly turned voicebook.com into the European market leader.
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Tracedock

Founded

2019

Founders

Boris Schellekens, Jaap Breeuwer

Location

Utrecht

Sector

Marketing & Advertising

Partner involved

Patrick Kerssemakers

Co-Investor

Year Invested

July, 2020

Website

Tracedock

Tracedock

About

Tracedock

TraceDock helps e-commerce companies to regain up to 25% of the data they are missing in Google Analytics. By retrieving user attribution data in a user-friendly way, Tracedock allows sales- marketing- and UX teams to boost their performance.

What we love

Since the first day we met, Boris and Jaap impressed us with serious growth numbers, all without spending a dime on marketing. The two-men-army is beautifully complementary: mixing a strong tech focus with high-flying marketing efforts has made Tracedock a strong product.
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