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March 23, 2021

DFF Welcomes Mart de Haar as Principal

Dutch Founders Fund is happy to announce that Mart de Haar has joined the team as a principal. The expansion of the team underlines Dutch Founders’ promise to be a committed investor that supports its portfolio companies both financially and strategically.

„When we started Dutch Founders Fund, we envisioned the investor we would have loved to meet when we ourselves started as founders”, managing partner Patrick Kerssemakers explains. „A solution-driven investor that always finds his ways to add value. Mart has been working with clients sizing from startups to private equity. Considering his strategic and financial experience and getting things done attitude, we are convinced that it will be a treat for founders to work with him.”

De Haar (30) started mid-January. He adds: „To many investors, companies are merely a set of Excel sheets. Yet, I believe that the true value of companies lies in their tech, talent and strategy. I was happy to find this belief at the very core of Dutch Founders Fund.”

Alongside working with existing portfolio companies, De Haar will also be on the lookout for new investment opportunities. Software-as-a-Service and B2B Marketplaces will have his special attention. De Haar: „When founders are ready for the next step and are looking for a committed investor, I’ll gladly invite myself over for a cup of coffee.”

About Dutch Founders Fund: Dutch Founders Fund is an Amsterdam based venture capital fund run by founders, from the likes of Laurens Groenendijk (Just Eat), Hidde Hoogcarspel (Spacebuzz) and Patrick Kerssemakers (FonQ). Current participations of the €17 million fund include Blanco services, Shypple and Vintage Cash Cow.

Want to find out what Dutch Founders Fund can do for your company? Connect to Mart de Haar on LinkedIn.