Kees Koolen serves as Partner at EQT. He joined EQT Partners in February 2015 as a Partner and Co-Head of EQT Ventures, Amsterdam. Prior to joining EQT Partners, from 1997 until 2014 Koolen was an angel investor, COO, CEO and COB at Booking.com. Koolen was instrumental in transforming Booking.com from a small Dutch start-up to the biggest hotel booking site in the world.
B2B SaaS with domain expert founders, as well as big idea/transformational consumer businesses. Founders must be both visionary and execution oriented. Must be well versed on how to appropriately fund their business (without overfunding), maintain quality capital throughout and attract an exit.
Also, really like MLM based businesses, but rarely see them.
Not Interested In
Pre-revenue businesses unless the founders have incredible domain expertise. No interest in unproven consumer apps unless it is VR/AR and has a clear roadmap.
• Benson Hill Biosystems:
$25000000 (Later stage VC)
$9000000 (Early stage VC)
$9000000 (Later stage VC)
$8000000 (Early stage VC)
$6100000 (Early stage VC)
$4500000 (Later stage VC)
$3400000 (Early stage VC)
$3200000 (Seed Round)
$2000000 (Seed Round)
$1250000 (Seed Round)
• SentiAR, Inc.:
$1100000 (Seed Round)
(Early stage VC)
Chicago, Illinois - London - Chattanooga (TN) - Pittsburgh (PA) - Salt Lake City (UT) - Denver (CO) - Boulder (CO) - San Diego (CA) - Phoenix (AZ) - Los Angeles (CA) - New York (NY) - St. Louis (MO) - Washington (DC) - Durham (NC), U.S.A.
Principal at Cultivation Capital, Technology Funds
Most Interested In
Sweet-spot is leading Pre-A rounds, investing in fast growing B2B SaaS companies near the $1M ARR mark. Our team of former entrepreneurs and operators work closely with portfolio company founders to accelerate growth by helping build the team, crank up the commercial engine, and raise subsequent funding.
Not Interested In
Prefer opportunites headquartered outside of SF/SV/NY, with a history of capital efficiency.
Generation Ventures is the venture arm of Generation Capital, a family office based in Toronto, Canada. Through Generation Ventures, they fund leading venture capital firms in Canada, the United States and China and they make a commensurate amount of direct investments. The firm was founded in 2015.
Initial Capital is a venture capital firm that prefers to makes investments in seed and early-stage technology companies with a focus on games, social media, digital, mobile, consumer services and technology enablers. The firm was founded in 2010 and is based in London, United Kingdom.