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Fortino Capital Partners

Fortino Capital Partners

Fortino Capital Partners is a venture capital firm investing primarily in SaaS products.

Overview

Fortino Capital Partners is a venture capital firm established in 2013. The firm was founded by Duco Sickinghe and is headquartered in Antwerp, Belgium with an additional location in Amsterdam. Since its inception, Fortino Capital has invested in various industries, including telecommunications, brand marketing, sales automation, and more. The firm's primary focus has shifted to primarily supporting software-as-a-service (SaaS) products that are in a late seed or series A stage.

Approach

Fortino has an approach for choosing companies to invest in and mandates the company to be conducting business or be headquartered in Northwestern Europe. The firm makes minimum investments of €1 million.

Venture capital approach

Fortino Capital offers access to business strategy and C-level executives with each investment it makes, allowing businesses to develop skills and support networks in early-stage growth. Fortino Capital looks for specific qualities in an investment opportunity:

  • Late-seed, Series A
  • B2B SaaS or PaaS
  • Proven product/market fit (PMF)
  • International traction/scalability
  • Accelerating user adoption
  • Headquartered or doing business in N-W Europe
Private equity approach

The firm also invests in private equity growth, with investments ranging from €5-30M initial equity tickets. Fortino Capital also provides talent acquisition, operations, and merger/ acquisition support to each private equity investment recipient. The criteria the firm looks for when making these investments includes the following:

  • Clear product-market fit within our scope of investment
  • Minimum turnover of €5-10M, profitable in the core
  • B2B SaaS and PaaS applications
  • Minority and majority stakes
  • Headquartered or doing business in N-W Europe

Timeline

May 26, 2021
Vaultspeed, a Belgium-based SaaS developer of data solutions, announces a €3.6 million Series A round led by Fortino Capital Partners.
December 21, 2017
Fortino Capital takes majority stake in MobileXpense, a Belgian software company for 20 milliom (EUR).

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Cenosco
April 21, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Cenosco announced today that Jan Poulsen has been appointed as the company's new CEO, succeeding Mischa Simonis. Poulsen will focus on further...

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