Recently, Peak Capital, an Amsterdam-based venture capital firm, is launching its fourth fund with €66 million committed capital. Furthermore, the company strengthens its team with Jacqueline van den Ende, former HAL Investments and Rocket Internet.
Peak Capital provides Smart Capital with hands-on support
If you haven’t heard before, Peak Capital is a European venture capital firm that provides smart capital and pro-active hands-on support to fast-growing highly-scalable marketplaces, SaaS, or data startups.
In addition to the partners, the investors of Peak Capital IV consist of renowned Dutch entrepreneurs who have co-founded companies such as Belvilla, Funda, Hippo, IMC, Kleding.nl, Netsociety, Wehkamp, Sunweb, World Ticket Center and Woodwing. Besides capital, these investors contribute their network, expertise, and experience as entrepreneurs.
The new fund aims to invest in 20 fast-growing European Marketplace, Platform, and SaaS companies.
Johan van Mil, co-founder and managing partner of Peak Capital:
Entrepreneurs benefit from our deep expertise with these business models in a wide array of markets. We, as investors and former entrepreneurs, furthermore provide hands-on support throughout. We help companies scale at home and internationally, hire key talent, raise a new series of funding and ultimately help realize successful exits.
Great track record with investments
Peak Capital’s 19 previous investments include successful exits such as IENS (acquired by Tripadvisor, NASDAQ: TRIP), Radionomy (acquired by Vivendi, EURONEXT: VIV), Cheapcargo (acquired by PostNL, AMS: PNL)and OneFit, which recently merged with German Urban Sports Club to become the largest sports and fitness platform in Europe.
New partner on board!
Notably, Jacqueline van den Ende will join the fund as a new partner along with current partners Heleen Dura van Oord, Johan van Mil and Stefan Bary. Jacqueline will add a lot of experience both as an entrepreneur and investor.
During her studies, Jacqueline founded De Kleine Consultant. Subsequently, she worked with HAL Investments and joined Rocket Internet as founder and CEO of real estate startup Lamudi in the Philippines. In the past two years, she was CEO of Ant Financial backed fintech scaleup TrueMoney.
Jacqueline van den Ende, said:
Peak Capital to me truly is one of the most entrepreneurial and value-adding investors out there. I appreciate the super hands-on approach Peak Capital has with its portfolio companies. I look forward to investing the Peak Capital IV fund in new high potential ventures and supporting them in their journey from startup to scaleup.
The Peak Capital investor network consists of 100+ entrepreneurs from companies like @Leisure, Adatus, Adfactor, AdfoGroep, BNR Nieuwsradio, Booking.com, Drukwerkdeal, DQ&A Media Group, eFuture, Marqit, M4N, Trinicon, SeatMe, and more.
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