Scale-ups

We believe innovation and disruption is key for a growing and changing society. Scale-ups are at the heart of this transformation, but typically require substantial amounts of funding, access to high value partners and support in financial optimization. This proves to be challenging as only 0.4% of the Dutch start-ups successful scale. We are passionate to facilitate scale-ups to overcome these challenging in order to create significant impact together.

Rabo Growth Capital
Scale-ups
Our Criteria

Ticket size

EUR 2m – EUR 50m investment per company

Stage

EUR 5m revenue on a run rate basis

Product

All forms of equity and/or junior capital

Sector

Food & Agri, Healthcare, and Sustainability

Investor base

More than EUR 4m equity contributed

Portfolio

Airopack

Airopack is the planet friendly, plastic aerosol that is powered purely by air

Ahrma

Ahrma’s pallets, built from wood and plastic, have built-in battery-powered transponders which communicate via Bluetooth to the company’s central system, which enables companies to globally track, trace and monitor their products

Year of Investment

2017

Bloomon

Bloomon is a subscription based flower delivery service with a unique supply chain. They stand out for their modern design, longer vase life and high quality home delivery

Year of Investment

2018

VanMoof

Dutch producer of innovative smart and electric bikes with lights, lock, mobile phone technology, bluetooth and a display fully integrated

Year of Investment

2019

GreenMo

GreenMo is market leader in the rental of (electric) vehicles. These include (electric) scooters and electric bicycles, for last mile delivery focused on meal and mail delivery in the Netherlands and England.

Year of Investment

2018

GO Sharing

GO Sharing is an electric sharing system with great ambitions striving to become the most sustainable and leading e-scooter sharing system in Europe.

Year of Investment

2019

Kingfish Zeeland

Sustainable producer of Yellowtail Kingfish, a premium and versatile fish species. Its proprietary recirculating aquaculture system allows for the local, sustainable, ASC/BAP certified and year round farming of the species in land based basins. Kingfish Zeeland is a first mover engaged in commercialising this species across its target markets in Europe and the United States.

Year of Investment

2019

Protix

Producer of insect protein and fats from the Black Soldier Fly. These insect ingredients are very nutritious solutions for pet food and animal feed. In this way, non-sustainable sources such as fishmeal and soy, can be replaced by a sustainable alternative.

Year of Investment

2019

Havatec

Havatec develops and produces high-tech machines for inspecting and processing flowers and flower bulbs

Year of Investment

2021

Team
Jorn van der Poel

Director

Jorn van der Poel

Director

Jorn has been working for RI since Juni 2018. He focuses on Direct Investments and high risk financing solutions for Dutch SMEs and Scale-ups. Before, Jorn worked in Structured Finance where he was involved in the structuring and origination of tailor-made financial solutions including subordinated debt, scale-up debt and cumprefs for Dutch mid and large corporates.

Jorn started his career at Rabobank International in 2010 and has a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering & Management from University of Twente. 

Bas Verlee

Director

Bas Verlee

Director

Bas has been working for RI since March 2018 and has years of experience in corporate and investment banking. In his current role, he focuses on risk-bearing capital solutions for fast growing companies in the mid-market segment. Bas joined Rabobank in 2012 as a credit analyst for the mid-market. In 2015 he moved to wholesale banking, specializing in Acquistion Finance and Structured Finance.

In 2006 he started his career at ING in corporate banking. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Avans University of Applied Sciences in Breda.

Arjan van der Hout

Director

Arjan van der Hout

Director

Arjan is principally focused on working with young, fast growing scale-up companies and more mature mid-market companies.
With experience in debt, equity and hybrid solutions, Arjan is adept to structure tailored solutions for growth companies in whatever lifecycle phase they may be.

Arjan started his career as a management trainee at Rabobank, during which he worked for Global Client Solutions, the Financial Institutions Group and the Mergers & Acquisitions department. He followed his traineeship with a two year tenor at Global Client Solutions, the wholesale unit dedicated to structured and subordinated finance solutions. Since joining Rabo Investments he has been working on risk-bearing debt and equity transactions.

Arjan graduated with a double bachelor's degree, a double master's degree, and a post-grad in business, economics, international relations and diplomacy from Leiden University, the Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Australian National University and the Clingendael Institute of International Relations. He currently reads for a degree in Laws at Queen Mary, University of London.

Aukje Wolbert

Executive Director

Aukje Wolbert

Executive Director

Aukje joined Rabo Investments in 2021, focusing on the junior capital proposition of RI. She has several years of experience as an investment banker and manager in both the international wholesale and mid-market domain. In her current role, she focuses on risk-bearing capital solutions for fast growing companies in the mid-market domain.
Aukje started her career as equity research analyst with SocGen and Credit Lyonnais.

After her position as credit analyst with Lloyds, she joined Rabobank in 2005 and fulfilled various positions in Acquistion Finance, Portfolio Management, Sustainability and FR&R Restructuring NL. Aukje holds an MBA from the University of Durham, UK.

Hanneke Kamphuis

Associate Director

Hanneke Kamphuis

Associate Director

Hanneke joined Rabo Investments in 2021. Prior to joining RI, Hanneke worked for Rabobank Mergers & Acquisitions, where she advised on a variety of deals involving Dutch companies with strong (international) growth ambitions. Following internships in strategy consulting, Hanneke started as a Rabobank management trainee in 2016 through which she gained experience at several Corporate Finance departments, both in the Netherlands as well as within the international wholesale domain of Rabobank. Hanneke holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the VU University of Amsterdam.

Jan Droste

Managing Director

Jan Droste

Managing Director

Jan has been working for RI since May 2018. He mainly focuses on Dutch companies that are in need of growth financing.
Jan has extensive experience with family companies. This know-how enables him to be the ideal interlocutor to implement a defined growth strategy together with management.

In 2010 Jan started at the M&A department at Rabobank. He mainly executed mid-market transactions in the General Industries segment. Previously, Jan worked at the Royal Bank of Scotland (from 2009) and at ABN AMRO. In 1992 he started his career at ABN AMRO, where he has been active since 1996 in the M&A department.
Jan graduated in civil and business law from the University of Leiden.

Jorg Jentjens

Associate Director

Jorg Jentjens

Associate Director

Jorg has been with RI since October 2018. After internships with Porsche China and Avedon Capital Partners in Düsseldorf, he started his career as a trainee at Rabobank. After his traineeship he gained relevant experience within the Rabobank Acquisition Finance Group. Jorg holds a Master’s degree in Management (University College London) and Corporate Law (Maastricht University). At RI, he supports a variety of SME clients with equity and subordinated debt solutions.

Malaya van Ruitenbeek

Associate Director

Malaya van Ruitenbeek

Associate Director

Malaya has joined RI in August 2019, where he helps Dutch entrepreneurs reach their ambitious growth goals. Between his experiences as a small business owner, working in a start-up and being part of a global strategy consulting firm, he got to appreciate the venturous and open way of working of RI when doing Commercial Due Diligence work for them. After having closely supported SME and midmarket companies as a management consultant, he now combines his business sense and inquisitiveness to help entrepreneurs reach their goals with RI’s financial solutions. Malaya holds a bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Technical University of Delft.

Marouane Oulad

Associate

Marouane Oulad

Associate

Marouane joined Rabo Investments in November 2020 and is part of the Growth Capital team. He started his career at Rabobank as a Global Trainee during which he successfully completed a rotation within RI. He also gained experience at Financial Advisory & Solutions, the AGRI3 fund and Startup Innovation in New York. After his traineeship, he gained relevant work experience at Financial Restructuring International.

Coming from an entrepreneurial family, Marouane temporarily left university to also pursue his own business. For multiple years, he assisted SME companies in making the transition from offline to online. He wants to leverage this entrepreneurial experience to assist companies with a strong vision and growth ambition. Marouane graduated cum laude for the Master in Strategic Management from Tilburg University.

Rosan Jansen

Associate

Rosan Jansen

Associate

Rosan joined Rabo Investments in 2022. She is part of the private equity team and actively supports Dutch portfolio companies realizing their ambitions. Rosan has an additional focus on data analytics and/or pricing strategies with the portfolio companies.

After having done various internships (NIBC, PWC, Deloitte), she started her career at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), where she worked as consultant for 4 years. At BCG she advised multinationals across many sectors, focusing on marketing, sales and pricing, corporate strategy and organizational transformations. As part of her development she was on secondment for half a year with Bol.com where she joined the business development department.

Rosan holds a Master’s degree in Econometrics and Management Science from the Erasmus School of Economics in Rotterdam, with a specialization in Quantitative Finance.

Roelant Mantel

Executive Director

Roelant Mantel

Executive Director

Roelant joined RI in December 2015, where he focuses on ambitious Dutch companies that want to grow further. Prior thereto he was active in the fields of capital structuring and acquisition finance at Rabobank, where he was involved with various management and leveraged buy-outs as well as strategic acquisitions. Realising growth and improvements together with management teams is what drives Roelant. He started his career at Rabobank as a management trainee in 2006. Roelant studied Business Administration at the VU Amsterdam and Law at the University of Amsterdam.

Thijs Friederich

Head of Direct Investments

Thijs Friederich

Head of Direct Investments

Thijs has been working at Rabo Investments since June 2015. He focusses on equity participations and is responsible for 5 portfolio companies. He fulfils an active role as a sparring partner for management and adds value through his personal network and experience in supporting growth companies.

Thijs has been working for Rabobank since 2009, where he has been active for 6 years as an advisor for companies at events such as refinancing, acquisitions and capital market transactions. Before that, Thijs worked for ABN AMRO for 10 years with positions within M&A, acquisition financing and commodity financing (last in Chicago). Thijs graduated in financial economics at VU University Amsterdam.

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