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Forward Venture Capital

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Ruud Dekker Vincent Wols


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Total investments 43
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 28
Rounds per year 7.17
Lead investments 0
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Key employees 2
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Information Technology
  • E-Commerce
  • SaaS
  • Video Streaming

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

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Developer APIs
Identity Management
Information Services
Information Technology
$8M29 Jun 2022 New York, New York, United States


Health Care
Medical Device
$2M16 Jun 2022 Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland


Media and Entertainment
Social Media
Web Apps
23 Mar 2022 Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

Proof Technology

Information Technology
Legal Tech
$5M08 Mar 2022 Denver, Colorado, United States


$8M17 Feb 2022 -


Food and Beverage
$2M10 Feb 2022 Tallinn, Harju maakond, Estonia


Air Transportation
27 Jan 2022 Munich, Bayern, Germany


Business Intelligence
Desktop Apps
Developer Tools
Enterprise Software
File Sharing
Photo Sharing
Productivity Tools
Video Editing
$9M25 Jan 2022 San Francisco, California, United States


Cloud Infrastructure
Developer Platform
15 Jan 2022 Portland, Oregon, United States


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