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….because Entrepreneurs and Innovators are never satisfied

Concerted action because it works.
Best alone, better together.

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Our Philosophy

Why Surmount Ventures?

Our inspiration to choose the name Surmount Ventures came from two definitions of “Surmount”. Surmount means overcome difficulties or obstacles: that’s what entrepreneurs do specially we as entrepreneur investors that want to make impact. Surmount also means “stand” or “be placed on top of”. From that position you have a better view and access to all the variables in the environment.


As entrepreneur-investors we’re looking for founders that challenge the status quo and bring ideas to life. We are open to invest across every sector where financial success creates meaningful impact. Our main focus is on companies bringing innovation with impact to their market segment and customer base.

Surmount Ventures – never satisfied!

Key Deal Features

What we do

Currently, we focus primarily on three impact themes, which include:
1. Health and Wellbeing
2. Circular Economy
3. Mobility

Some examples of deals closed by management next to the current portfolio of companies managed.
Future Groep
Sold to Argos in 2017
Future Groep
Sold to Argos in 2017
Conclusion
Sold to NPM Capital in 2016
Conclusion
Sold to NPM Capital in 2016
Valeo Zorginnovaties / Mohs Clinics
Sold in 2016
Valeo Zorginnovaties / Mohs Clinics
Sold in 2016
IMC
Sold in 2007
IMC
Sold in 2007
Tell iT
Sold to CMG in 2000
Tell iT
Sold to CMG in 2000
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We are blended

How we do it

We primarily invest in solid companies run by motivated and experienced managers who posses entrepreneurial spirit. We look at investments with a strong niche market position, sustainable cash flow and an operating result of at least two million euro as well as ample growth opportunities (buy and build). Secondarily we invest in start- and scale ups with the same qualities as described above.

Our companies

START-UPS, SCALE-UPS AND FAST-GROWING COMPANIES

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Team

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Rene Schelvis
Managing Partner at Surmount Ventures – Co-Founder of IMC – Experienced advisor / coach for lots of NGO’s

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Roelof Bijlsma
Managing partner at Surmount Ventures – CEO and Founder of Future Group – CEO and Founder of Conclusion – Founder of Tell It

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Ivo Geijsen
Managing partner at Surmount Ventures – Former Head of Algorithmic Trading at IMC – Working experience in Chicago and Amsterdam – Focus on IT, Data & Analytics.

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Maarten Elshout
CFO at Surmount Ventures – Former Senior Manager Deals at PwC – Chartered Accountant with broad international experience

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Linda Sluiter- van Pelt
Office Manager at Surmount Ventures – Former secretary of the Board of Directors at Conclusion and Future Group

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Anne van de Laak
Financial and Business controller - Chartered Accountant with international experience

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Anam Khan
IT project management and operations professional with experience in e-discovery, mobile and online payments, fin-tech and electronic trading.

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Max Wong
Professional with broad experience in platform development and software programming.

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Joshua Tijssen
Allround IT specialist with broad experience in realizing both hardware and software solutions.

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Luuk Nijenhuis
Experienced lawyer providing legal support to the Surmount Ventures team.

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Hans Holster
Head of Finance - Background as financial controller at Conclusion and Future Group

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Rosemareine Post
Financial support - Background in forensic criminology.

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