Dutch Founders Fund

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Bas Beerens Laurens Groenendijk Patrick Kerssemakers


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Total investments 12
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 10
Rounds per year 2.40
Lead investments 5
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Key employees 9
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Apps
  • Asset Management
  • Venture Capital
  • Wealth Management

Dutch Founders Fund is the famous VC, which was founded in 2017. The main department of described VC is located in the Amsterdam. The venture was found in Europe in The Netherlands.

This organization was formed by Bas Beerens, Laurens Groenendijk, Patrick Kerssemakers. Besides them, we counted 8 critical employees of this fund in our database.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2 participants. Despite the Dutch Founders Fund, startups are often financed by Volta Ventures, Startupbootcamp Amsterdam, Startupbootcamp. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Volta Ventures, KBC Focus Fund, HV Holtzbrinck Ventures.

Deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The high activity for fund was in 2018. The fund is generally included in 2-6 deals every year. The real fund results show that this VC is 20 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies.

Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Blanco Services Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Logistics, Education. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 4-5 years to receive the investment from the fund. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - The Netherlands.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Human Resources
$590K28 Oct 2021 Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, The Netherlands


Affiliate Marketing
Browser Extensions
19 Jul 2021 Berlin, Berlin, Germany


Environmental Consulting
16 Jun 2021 London, England, United Kingdom


Supply Chain Management
$30M09 Apr 2021 Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands


Consumer Research
Enterprise Software
Market Research
$2M18 Feb 2021 Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

Blanco Services

Asset Management
Financial Services
Information Technology
Venture Capital
Wealth Management
01 Sep 2020 Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

$885K27 Sep 2019 Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

Blanco Services

Asset Management
Financial Services
Information Technology
Venture Capital
Wealth Management
$2M10 Apr 2019 Amsterdam, North Holland


Document Management
Online Portals
17 Jan 2019 Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Veylinx Raises $2M in Pre-Series A Funding

– Veylinx, a behavioral insights platform based in Amsterdam, raised $2m in pre-Series A funding.
– The round was led by Dutch Founders Fund with participation from Hidde Hoogcarspel, Laurens Groenendijk, Patrick Kerssemakers, Saeed Younesi, Robbert Flipsen, Mitch Barns, Veylinx CEO Anouar El Haji, CCO Hein Willemse, and CTO Adil Naimi.
– The new investment will be used to expand and grow the company’s teams across Europe and the US.


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