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 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 (>€0.5 million 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.

Herman Kienhuis

Herman Kienhuis

Managing Director

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

Sjoerd Spanjer

Sjoerd Spanjer

Investment Director

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

Samir Ahmad

Samir Ahmad

Investment Associate

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

Olivier Magnin

Olivier Magnin

Investment Associate

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

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