5square - Unicorn Nest



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Headquarters Location

The Netherlands, Laren


5square is a well known and established VC, which was founded in 2004. The fund is located in The Netherlands, Europe. The primary office of this VC is located in Laren.

The usual method for the fund is to invest in rounds with 1-2 other investors. Besides 5square, start-ups are typically funded by Velocity Capital Private Equity, Finch Capital, Chemelot Ventures. The most common co-investors for the fund are Velocity Capital Private Equity, Social Impact Ventures NL, Karmijn Kapitaal. The investors in the following rounds are usually HV Holtzbrinck Ventures, btov Partners, Velocity Capital Private Equity.

Deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars are most common for this fund. In comparison with other funds, 5square makes 23 percentage points less than the average number of lead investments. The fund's activity peaked in 2016. The fund usually participates in less than 2 investment rounds per year. In real terms, this VC performs 9 percentage points more exits than other funds.

Moreover, a start-up needs to be 6-10 years old to get investment from this fund. The country of its establishment and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - The Netherlands. FiveDegrees, BUX are amongst the various portfolio companies of this fund. Among their most successful investment fields, we have identified Advertising, Travel. Also, because of its portfolio diversification tendency, we can highlight 8 more industries for this fund.

This VC was founded by Mark Gitsels, Remco van den Heuvel. We also identified another 7 core personnel in our database.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


Mail Rule [rules by which you can get an email of an interesting for you fund employee, knowing only the name and surname of this employee]

Domain name: 5square.nl; User name format in descending order of probability: first '.' last, first

Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

100.0% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]


Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

1.6 years

Success / Strategy Similarity
Index [the matching between fund's investment strategy and its proved successes in the form of portfolio startups high valuations]

0.05 out of 1

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