• Investment focus
  • How we partner
  • Team

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.

Investment types

High Growth Stage

Between EUR 0.5m 
and EUR 5m in sales

Purpose

Primary capital for rapidly growing companies, support founding team to further grow

Stage

Venture Capital and Scale ups

Type

Equity

Uses

Internationalization, product development

Ticket size

EUR 0.5m up to EUR 3m equity investment

Buy-outs, growth stage

Between EUR 5m 
and EUR 25m in sales

Purpose

Secondary & primary capital for businesses with proven business models

Stage

Buy-out, Buy-in, Pre-exit

Type

Equity potentially combined with shareholder loans

Uses

Shareholder liquidity, partner for next phase of company

Ticket size

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.

Strategy
  • End game-thinking
  • Value proposition re-thinking
  • OKRs
Human Capital
  • Recruiting, expanding and coaching of leadership teams
  • Corporate governance
Performance improvement
  • Performance metrics
  • Assist with business plan / budgeting
  • Process & systems
  • Digital transformation
M & A
  • Search, evaluation of acquisition opportunities
  • Execution of acquisition processes
  • Exit optimisation, process and realization
Capital Structure
  • Capital structure efficiency, using equity and debt
Growth Acceleration
  • 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

Partner

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 Moerland

Partner

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

Partner

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 Dewan

Partner

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.

Jan-Joost Rueb

Venture Partner

Floris van den Broek

Venture Partner

Pepijn Post

Venture Partner

Paul Dols

Special Advisor