Forward Venture Capital

Founded 2016
Founders Ruud Dekker Vincent Wols

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Total investments 20
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$4M
Portfolio companies 20
Rounds per year 4.00
Lead investments 0
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.20
Key employees 2
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Video Streaming
  • E-Commerce
  • Travel
  • SaaS
Summary

In 2016 was created Forward Venture Capital, which is appeared as VC. The venture was found in Europe in The Netherlands. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Den Haag.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 participants. Despite the Forward Venture Capital, startups are often financed by Kickstart Seed Fund, Foundry Group, Chicago Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Kickstart Seed Fund, Prelude Ventures, Foundry Group. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Stage 2 Capital, Prelude Ventures, Lerer Hippeau.

The current fund was established by Ruud Dekker, Vincent Wols. Besides them, we counted 2 critical employees of this fund in our database.

The important activity for fund was in 2018. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 12 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations.

For fund there is no match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as E-Commerce, Marketing. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Havenly, Blue Matador, DanAds The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 1 or 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Known Medicine

Biotechnology
Health Care
Life Science
Medical
1
$7M25 Aug 2021 United States, Salt Lake City

Graphmatech

Nanotechnology
n/a
$10M10 Jun 2021 Sweden, Västerås

DanAds

Advertising
Advertising Platforms
Brand Marketing
Classifieds
CRM
Payments
Publishing
Small and Medium Businesses
Travel
Video Streaming
n/a
$5M28 Apr 2021 Sweden, " Sweden"}

Schola

Education
Marketing
Secondary Education
n/a
$2M11 Feb 2021 United States, Boston

Known Medicine

Biotechnology
Health Care
Life Science
Medical
1
$2M30 Oct 2020 United States, Salt Lake City

Niricson

Asset Management
Infrastructure
Predictive Analytics
Productivity Tools
1
$500K15 Oct 2020 Canada, Victoria

Financial Services
FinTech
Marketplace
1
10 Jul 2020 Sweden, Stockholm

Epic Foods

Delivery
Delivery Service
Food and Beverage
Food Delivery
Food Processing
Restaurants
n/a
23 Jun 2020 Finland, Helsinki

Havenly

Consumer
E-Commerce
Home Decor
Interior Design
Other Services (B2C Non-Financial)
Real Estate Services (B2C)
Social/Platform Software
1
$32M15 Oct 2019 United States, Denver

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