Peak launches new EUR 66M fund and adds Jacqueline van den Ende (ex-HAL) as Partner.
Amsterdam 15 August 2019 – After the success of its three previous funds, Peak launches its fourth fund with EUR 66M committed capital. Peak also strengthens its team with Jacqueline van den Ende, former HAL Investments and Rocket Internet entrepreneur. The new fund aims to invest in 20 fast-growing European Marketplace, Platform and SaaS companies. In addition to the partners, the investors of Peak IV consist of renowned Dutch entrepreneurs who have co-founded companies such as Belvilla, funda, Hippo, IMC, Kleding.nl, Netsociety, Wehkamp, Sunweb, World Ticket Center and Woodwing. Peak’s 19 previous investments include successful exits such as IENS (acquired by Tripadvisor, NASDAQ: TRIP), Radionomy (acquired by Vivendi, EURONEXT: VIV), Cheapcargo (acquired by PostNL, AMS: PNL) but also OneFit, which recently merged with German Urban Sports Club to become the largest sports and fitness platform in Europe.
With its new fund “A Jump to New Heights”, Peak focuses on European fast-growing early stage Marketplace, SaaS and Platform companies. Johan van Mil, co-founder and managing partner of Peak: “Entrepreneurs benefit from our deep expertise with these business models in a wide array of markets. We, as investors and former entrepreneurs, furthermore provide hands-on support throughout. We help companies scale at home and internationally, hire key talent, raise new series of funding and ultimately help realize successful exits.
Jacqueline van den Ende will join the fund as a new partner. Alongside the current partners Heleen Dura van Oord, Johan van Mil and Stefan Bary, Jacqueline will add a lot of experience both as an entrepreneur and investor. During her studies, Jacqueline founded De Kleine Consultant. Subsequently she worked with HAL Investments and joined Rocket Internet as founder and CEO of real estate start up Lamudi in the Philippines. In the past 2 years she was CEO of Ant Financial backed fintech scale up TrueMoney. Jacqueline van den Ende: “Peak to me truly is one of the most entrepreneurial and value adding investors out there. I appreciate the super hands on approach Peak has with its portfolio companies. I look forward to investing the Peak IV fund in new high potential ventures and supporting them in their journey from startup to scaleup.
Peak 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.