Rabo Frontier Ventures (“RFV") has committed to Speedinvest’s new fund (Si3). With its latest fund Speedinvest aims to build a portfolio of 80 to 100 investments in European technology startups. The fund, targeting a size of €190 million, will focus on sectors in which Speedinvest has gained experience since inception in 2011, including deep tech & enterprise software, fintech, industrial tech, marketplaces & network effects.
Speedinvest has its headquarter in Vienna and operates from multiple offices in major cities across Europe. From these offices the team has proven to be successful in identifying promising ventures early on. This has resulted in numerous success stories in their current portfolio’s such as Wefox, Curve, Tide, Billie and Tier Mobility, as well as strong exits like Payworks, Iyzico and Shpock.
“SI’s is well embedded in the European early stage venture community and is a reputable and rapidly growing seed-stage VC investor with a pan-European presence. SI’s platform approach has enabled them to capture and build value across Europe effectively since the launch of their first fund. We have been working closely with the team and think highly of their value creation approach through extensive company-building and operational support which unlocks great opportunities for seed and early stage ventures. It is amongst others the capability to do this at scale that makes Speedinvest unique and a great partner.” said Jeroen van Doornik, partner at RFV.
Speedinvest is unique in its kind through the combination of a high volume investment strategy (80 to 100 portfolio companies per fund) combined with a operational platform that provides hands-on assistance, experience, network and operational support in order to help founders and add value. This combination together with the quality and experience of the investment- & operational teams make Speedinvest a perfect partner for ventures in seed and early stage. RFV will work closely together with Speedinvest in order to search for interesting technology companies that are disrupting or influencing the current business of Rabobank.
Oliver Holle, founding partner of Speedinvest adds, “Our ambition has always been to provide highly relevant value for founders in their daily work. Our partnership with RFV goes clearly beyond the traditional LP – GP relationship, as it provides our founders with direct access to one of the most innovative financial services players in Europe while giving RFV insights into some of the best startups in the booming European ecosystem.
Leadership team Speedinvest: Michael Schuster: Chief Investment Officer and Managing Partner, Marie Muhr: COO and Oliver Holle: CEO and Managing Partner.
Rabo Frontier Ventures
RFV is a €150 million investment fund of Rabobank, focusing globally on innovative Fintech and Agtech companies. RFV aims to invest directly in the early growth stage (series B) of companies that are disrupting or influencing the current business of Rabobank and indirect in leading general tech funds.