KPN Ventures

KPN Ventures

KPN Ventures invests in IoT, connected home, digital health, cyber security, networking technology, cloud computing, data and analytics companies.

Founded in 2015, KPN Ventures is a venture capital firm based in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

KPN Ventures is a corporate venture arm of KPN that aims to partner with technology companies, providing access to capital, expertise, network, and customer channels. It focuses on early growth-stage European companies in networking technology, internet of things, smart home, digital healthcare, cyber security, mobile and video (OTT) services, cloud computing, data, and analytics.

KPN Ventures' investments typically range from €0.5 to 2.5 million for minority stakes, building long-term partnerships, ultimately aiming for external exits, not acquisitions. In their investments, KPN Ventures looks for experienced and diverse teams, products with a competitive advantage and international market potential, sustainability, potential for cooperation with their parent company KPN, commercial traction - defined as €500,000 in revenue - and an attractive deal structure.

Investment

KPN Ventures' investments include Wirepas, Cloudify, Cybersprint, Sentiance, SoundEnergy, Sensara, Nello, Actility, CardioSecur, Viloc, SecurityMatters, OPNT, EclecticIQ and Jasper Technologies.

Their exited investments include Jasper Technologies and SecurityMatters.

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Minut

Minut is a Scandinavian startup that produces home security software and hardware. Minut's product, Point, analysing sounds and the indoor environment. It can recognise things like alarms, windows breaking, or unexpected activity.

CUJO is a El Segundo, California-based company founded by Einaras Gravrock, Kestas Pakalniskis, Kasparas Rudokas, Saulius Tvarijonas, Sameer Nayar and Robert Beatty.

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Bas Van De Louw

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Herman Kienhuis

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Michelangelo Pagliara

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Robbert Kloosterman

Investment Associate

Samir Ahmad

Investment Manager

Sjoerd Spanjer

Investment Director

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