About KPN Ventures

KPN Ventures is the venturing arm of KPN, The Netherlands’ leading telecom & ICT company. We focus on early growth-stage investments (series A/B) in European high growth companies in the segments depicted on the right side. Our investments typically range from 0.5 to 2.5 million euro for minority stakes, building long-term partnerships, ultimately aiming for external exits, not acquisitions.

 

Our key investment criteria are: complementary experienced team, innovative product with unique competitive advantage, international market potential, potential for cooperation with KPN, commercial traction (€0.5M revenues) and attractive deal structure.

 

We aim to build value-creating partnerships with innovative European technology companies, accelerating innovation and growth by providing access to capital, industry expertise, technical infrastructure, professional network and channels to customers.

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Industry Expertise

Get support from experts in the field of telecommunications, networking technology, cloud computing, cyber security, data & analytics, sales, marketing, finance, legal & regulatory, patents, etc.

Infrastructure

Build your business on high quality communication infrastructure, including KPN’s high quality communication networks for voice, messaging, data and IOT, its data-centers, cloud hosting and communication, security and data services, e.g. through API’s.

Channels to Customers & Industry Network

Get access to KPN’s customer base of millions of residential customers and hundreds of thousands of business customers in The Netherlands and abroad, its large industry network of global tech suppliers and partners, and KPN Ventures’ international network of investors.

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MEET THE TEAM

Herman Kienhuis
Managing Director

 

18+ years’ experience in Strategy, M&A, Digital/Mobile Business Development and Venture Capital.

Sjoerd Spanjer
Investment Director

 

10+ years’ experience in finance, M&A and private equity.

Samir Ahmad
Investment Associate

 

MSc in Finance and MSc in Pharmacy; 4 years’ experience in venture capital/M&A and entrepreneurship.

Olivier Magnin
Investment Associate

 

Investment analyst with legal, business and venture capital expertise. LLM in Corporate Law and Master in Business Administration.