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Knop Ventures

Knop Ventures is an early-stage venture capital fund that invests in startups that are building a better world. As part of a family office affiliated with the Pon family, we have a long-term focus. We value relationships and invest in people and teams that align with our values. We strive for conscious returns and build upon what we have for future generations.

Our approach

We seek to be an active co-investor for the long term. To add value beyond capital by supporting startups at key strategic moments of their journey. And to connect them with people, ideas, and opportunities to realize their full potential.

  • People-first investor
  • Flexible in structure and (exit) horizon.
  • 'Soft hands' approach: Transparent and strategic sparring partner with access to a network of support
  • Initial tickets up to €500k with follow-on capital for subsequent rounds

Investment Criteria

We look for scalable businesses with potential for significant social and/or environment impact
Impact & Profit: Scalable business with proven traction adressing at least one UN SDG within our investment themes
Disruptive technology or solution
Outstanding & diverse team
Raising (Pre-)Seed or Series A: Funding need between EUR 500k-3M