Peak Capital launches its fourth fund with €66 million in committed capital and strengthens its team with Jacqueline van den Ende, formerly of HAL Investments and Rocket Internet. The new fund dubbed "A Jump to New Heights" aims to invest in 20 fast-growing European marketplace, platform, and SaaS companies.
Alongside the current partners Heleen Dura van Oord, Johan van Mil, and Stefan Bary, Jacqueline van den Ende will add a lot of experience both as an entrepreneur and investor.
"Peak Capital to me truly is one of the most entrepreneurial and value adding investors out there,” said van den Ende. “I appreciate the super hands on approach Peak Capital has with its portfolio companies. I look forward to investing the Peak Capital IV fund in new high potential ventures and supporting them in their journey from startup to scaleup.”
Peak Capital is fully funded by successful entrepreneurs such as co-founders of Belvilla, funda, Hippo, IMC, Kleding.nl, Netsociety, Wehkamp, Sundio, World Ticket Center, and Woodwing. Besides capital these investors contribute their network, expertise and experience as entrepreneurs.
“Entrepreneurs benefit from our deep expertise with these business models in a wide array of markets,” added van Mil, co-founder and managing partner of Peak Capital. “We, as investors and former entrepreneurs, provide hands-on support, helping companies scale at home and internationally, hire key talent, raise new series of funding and ultimately help realize successful exits.”
Peak Capital currently manages €84 million. Its 19 investments include IENS, which was sold in 2014 to TripAdvisor, Radionomy, which was acquired in 2015 by Vivendi, and CheapCargo, which was purchased in 2016 by PostNL.