ING Ventures is an Amsterdam-based venture capital company that invests in various sectors but generally in financial technology. Its stated mission is to aid entrepreneurs who are creating technology and businesses that allow their consumers to be advanced in their own lives and businesses. It has a €300 million fund that makes seed stage and scaling stage investments. The fund is set to make investments for four years between 2017 and 2021. It has made 17 investments and is seeking new investments.
- Investment stage focus: Early-stage venture (Series A and B)
- Standard check size. €250k – €10 million
- Job creation. 1,690
- Business plans reviewed. 1,007
- B2C and B2B client reach. 35 million
The benefit of having a corporate venture capital arm fund a startup is oftentimes its ability to access in-house resources at scale. According to ING Ventures, it has an "international distribution network of around 40m clients across 41 countries." It also has financial technology product experience and offers business operations corporate governance guidance.
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ING launches ING Ventures: a EUR 300 million fintech fund
October 25, 2017