Ace Capital Partners
Ace Capital Partners, a subsidiary of Tikehau Capital, is a private equity firm specialized in ... Read more
Ace Capital Partners, a subsidiary of Tikehau Capital, is a private equity firm specialized in strategic industries and technologies, with over €1Bn in assets under management.
Founded in 2000, Ace invests through sector-focused approaches (midmarket private equity in Aerospace & Defense and venture and growth capital investments in Cybersecurity / Digital Trust). Ace has built its model on strategic partnerships with large corporates (including Airbus, Safran, Dassault Aviation, Thales, EDF, Naval Group, Sopra Steria), which invest in its funds and maintain an ongoing dialogue with the firm, enabling Ace to take a differentiated approach to investing.
Ace operates offices in Paris (HQ), Toulouse, Bordeaux and Montréal, and benefits from the worldwide presence of Tikehau Capital.
INKEF Capital is a venture capital firm based in Amsterdam, backing promising early stage ... Read more
INKEF Capital is a venture capital firm based in Amsterdam, backing promising early stage companies in Europe. INKEF takes pride in being a patient, long-term investor with the ability to support companies through several rounds of funding. From the early stages of being a technology or life science venture, INKEF Capital supports entrepreneurs building their ideas into successful international businesses.
KEEN Venture Partners
KEEN Venture Partners is a radically human venture capital firm based in Amsterdam and London. ... Read more
KEEN Venture Partners is a radically human venture capital firm based in Amsterdam and London. KEEN backs exceptional teams and fast-growing scaleups across Europe at the Series A and Series B stage. KEEN aims to begin relationships by investing time first, money later by sharing our network, experience and capabilities well before any investment possibility arises. The investment in EclecticIQ benefits from the support of the European Union under the Equity Facility for Growth established by the Council establishing a Programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and small and medium enterprises (COSME).
Capricorn Partners is an independent European manager of venture capital and equity funds, ... Read more
Capricorn Partners is an independent European manager of venture capital and equity funds, investing in innovative European companies with technology as competitive advantage. The investment team of Capricorn is composed of experienced investment managers with deep technology expertise and a broad industrial experience.
Capricorn Partners is managing the venture capital funds Capricorn Sustainable Chemistry Fund, Capricorn Digital Growth Fund, Capricorn ICT Arkiv, Capricorn Health‐tech Fund, Capricorn Cleantech Fund and Capricorn Fusion China Fund. In addition it is the management company of Quest for Growth, quoted on NYSE Euronext Brussels, and the investment manager of Quest Cleantech Fund and Quest+, sub‐funds of Quest Management SICAV, registered in Luxembourg.
Invest-NL is an impact investor committed to businesses and projects that will make the ... Read more
Invest-NL is an impact investor committed to businesses and projects that will make the Netherlands more sustainable and innovative. Its focus lies on the energy transition and on innovative, fast-growing companies, or scale-ups. Invest-NL supports innovative entrepreneurs through financing and advice according to one simple principle: impact is our goal, return is our means.
As the Dutch partner for European investment institutions, Invest-NL is dedicated to cooperation and always works together with other investors. Invest-NL is headquartered in Amsterdam and employs a staff of 50 people.
Arches Capital is a fast-growing group of business angels that invests in startup and scale-up ... Read more
Arches Capital is a fast-growing group of business angels that invests in startup and scale-up companies with a large growth potential. Through its investments Arches Capital bridges the gap between formal investors (VCs) and informal investors (business angels), by joining the best of both worlds: “we source, select and invest like a VC; we engage, care and inspire as the angel we are”.
Arches Capital differentiates itself by bringing superior deal flow, professional knowledge and a lower risk profile to the participating angel investors, while supporting its successful portfolio companies from start to exit through follow-on investments. For this Arches Capital is building the leading platform of actively engaged business angels that know how to operate and manage their investments in a professional and standardized manner.
KPN Ventures is the investment arm of KPN, The Netherlands’ leading telecom & ICT company. ... Read more
KPN Ventures is the investment arm of KPN, The Netherlands’ leading telecom & ICT company. KPN Ventures focuses on direct and indirect (fund-in-fund) investments in innovative and fast-growing European technology companies in the following segments: Cyber Security, Internet of Things, Smart Home, Digital Healthcare, Video / OTT Services, Cloud Computing, Data / AI and Network technology. KPN Ventures has a stake in, among others: Zecops (US), Cybersprint (NL), Cloudify (ISR) and Actility (FR).
Founded in 1998, TIIN Capital has many years of experience in supporting technology companies with capital, knowledge and network. In ... Read more
Founded in 1998, TIIN Capital has many years of experience in supporting technology companies with capital, knowledge and network. In early 2019, TIIN Capital, based in Naarden, started with its sixth venture capital fund; Dutch Security TechFund. Dutch Security TechFund has a sector focused approach (startups and scale-ups in Cybersecurity and IoT security). It has the strategy to work together with governments and corporates and has partnerships with The Hague Security Delta and the European Cyber Security Organization (ECSO) in order be close to developments in the cybersecurity market in Europe and to be part of the growth of a competitive cybersecurity and ICT industry. The fund has also an office at the campus of The Hague Security Delta. The fund has 'angel investors' as investors, but regional investment company InnovationQuarter, the Municipality of The Hague, KPN Ventures, Investeringsfonds Groningen and Invest-NL are also involved as LP. The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate is also co-investing through the RVO Seed facility. For more information, read here
European Investment Bank
The European Investment Bank (EIB) issues long-term loans on behalf of the European Union. The Bank is owned directly by the EU Member ... Read more
The European Investment Bank (EIB) issues long-term loans on behalf of the European Union. The Bank is owned directly by the EU Member States – the Netherlands owns 5.2% of its shares – and with 27 sovereign states as backers can therefore borrow funds at very favourable rates on the capital market. This enables the EIB to provide long-term financing for sound investments that contribute to the European Union’s policy goals. The EIB made approximately €1.9 billion available in loans for projects in the Netherlands in 2020. The European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) is the main pillar of the Investment Plan for Europe. It provides first loss guarantees, enabling the EIB to invest in more projects that often come with increased risk. The projects and agreements approved for financing under EFSI have so far mobilised €546.5 billion in investment, a quarter of which is going to research, development and innovation projects.
“We are convinced that Ace Management’s new investment will help the company to improve and accelerate its solutions that enable the world’s biggest governments and commercial enterprises to identify and protect against the most intense cyber threats.”
Our Board of Directors
Sam van der Feltz
Sam van der Feltz is Chairman of the board of EclecticIQ. He was CEO of IBFD from July 2009 to ... Read more
Sam van der Feltz is Chairman of the board of EclecticIQ. He was CEO of IBFD from July 2009 to January 2017. Prior to his appointment at IBFD, he held senior board positions with Unilever, Taylor Nelson Sofres and EMI Music.
Van der Feltz holds a master’s degree in Law from the University of Utrecht and is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School (AMP). In a non-executive role, Van der Feltz serves as Chairman on various other boards in Europe and Africa (Consumer goods, Wildlife conservation, Arts & Museum).
Joep Gommers is the co-founder and CEO of EclecticIQ. EclecticIQ is a global threat ... Read more
Joep Gommers is the co-founder and CEO of EclecticIQ. EclecticIQ is a global threat intelligence, hunting and response technology provider. Its clients are some of the most targeted organizations, globally. Prior to this, Joep served as Head of Global Collection and Global Intelligence Operations at threat intelligence market leader iSIGHT Partners (acquired by FireEye).
Having worked around the world for over 20 years, Joep has acquired a depth and breadth understanding of market demands and the cyber security industry. His vision of security programs is informed by the power of real-world threats and an ambition to build products that allow a leap forward in organizations’ cyber security efforts.
François Lavaste joined Ace Capital Partners in 2019 from Airbus, where he held various ... Read more
François Lavaste joined Ace Capital Partners in 2019 from Airbus, where he held various positions in the cybersecurity field, including CEO of Airbus CyberSecurity, founder and CEO of Stormshield and Head of Digital Security and Data Governance for the Defence and Space division.
François headed up the company Netasq (acquired by Airbus in 2012) and worked in the US for various Silicon Valley companies (e.g. Brightmail, anti-spam filtering, acquired by Symantec in 2004).
As a Partner at Capricorn Partners, a Leuven-based independent asset manager, Katrin is ... Read more
As a Partner at Capricorn Partners, a Leuven-based independent asset manager, Katrin is currently driving the Capricorn Digital Growth Fund and the Capricorn ICT Arkiv fund, both focusing on investments in data driven companies mainly in the areas of digital healthcare and Industry 4.0.
Next to her role at Capricorn, Katrin is a council member of VARIO, the Flemish Council for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and a member of the Supervisory Board of EIT Digital. She was named one of the Inspirational Fifty Women in Tech in Belgium 2020.
Over three decades, Ben Verwaayen held numerous executive positions at leading ... Read more
Over three decades, Ben Verwaayen held numerous executive positions at leading telecommunications and technology providers. Ben was Chief Executive Officer of BT Group PLC and Alcatel-Lucent. He has served as President of KPN Telecom and Vice-Chairman of Lucent Technologies.
Verwaayen currently is Chairman of the Board of Renewi and on the Board of Directors of Akamai and OFCOM.
Robert Jan Galema
Robert Jan joined Inkef in 2013. Before joining RJ has developed as a multi-lingual senior ... Read more
Robert Jan joined Inkef in 2013. Before joining RJ has developed as a multi-lingual senior executive and investment professional with over 20 years of experience in global technology environments and a proven record of accomplishment. He has held senior executive positions at Philips and Electrolux as well as founded a number of companies. He has also held numerous supervisory board and investment management positions. Robert Jan received a Master’s in Business Economics from the Erasmus University Rotterdam and followed an Executive MBA program at Duke.
“KEEN is thrilled to continue to support EclecticIQ in building a home grown European leader in cybersecurity.”
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