- Investment focus
- How we partner
Our focus is on Benelux headquartered growth stage companies that use technology to differentiate and scale faster. These companies can be active across various sectors, including Technology, Business Services and Industrial. Our team has a wealth of experience and expertise in scaling technology-driven businesses.
We have a flexible investment approach, taking minority or majority positions, providing both growth equity and capital for shareholder liquidity or management buy-outs.
High Growth Stage
Between EUR 0.5m and EUR 5m in sales
Primary capital for rapidly growing companies, support founding team to further grow
Venture Capital and Scale ups
Internationalization, product development
EUR 0.5m up to EUR 3m equity investment
Buy-outs, growth stage
Between EUR 5m and EUR 25m in sales
Secondary & primary capital for businesses with proven business models
Buy-out, Buy-in, Pre-exit
Equity potentially combined with shareholder loans
Shareholder liquidity, partner for next phase of company
Up to EUR 40m enterprise value
We partner with founders, entrepreneurs and management teams in executing the next step.
We are active investors acting as coach and sounding board, helping and coaching management teams when and where they need us, to achieve their key objectives.
- End game-thinking
- Value proposition re-thinking
- Recruiting, expanding and coaching of leadership teams
- Corporate governance
- Performance metrics
- Assist with business plan / budgeting
- Process & systems
- Digital transformation
- Search, evaluation of acquisition opportunities
- Execution of acquisition processes
- Exit optimisation, process and realization
- Capital structure efficiency, using equity and debt
- Building / effectiveness of the sales force
- Geographic expansion
- Business development & investments evaluation
Close-knit team of transaction & portfolio management professionals and business founders & operators.
Evert Jan de Groot
Evert Jan is a co-founder of Vortex Capital Partners. He has over 20 years of experience in technology banking and investing, previously working at ABN Amro, Fortis and KBC Securities.
Joost joined Vortex Capital Partners in 2014. Prior to Vortex, Joost worked for nearly 10 years in investment banking, at Nomura International and Fortis.
René van der Wiel
René is a co-founder of Vortex Capital Partners. René is the founder and former CEO of accounting software company AccountView, which he successfully sold to Visma Software. Since 10 years, he is active as an investor and coach.
Dalip joined Vortex Capital Partners in 2016. He has deep expertise as a tech business operator. Former CTO of Visma Software and CIO of Statoil Fuel & Retail.
Matti van der Gronde
Matti joined VCP as associate in 2017. He was previously employed at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, Ubiqu and Oneplanetcrowd.
Erik Jan van Lubek
Erik Jan joined VCP as associate in 2017. He was previously employed at Nomura and Antea Participaties.
Floris van den Broek