Airbridge Equity Partners is an investment firm providing flexible investment solutions to technology-driven companies in Europe.
We partner with the founding teams of scalable and technology-driven companies seeking tailored solutions to achieving their next steps. Through a mix of capital, network, and know-how we try to support them in growing their business. Our entrepreneurial edge means we value strategic thinking as much as the nuts and bolts, and know that progress rarely conforms to straight lines.
Our Sector Focus
Digital / Technology
Companies where technology is at the heart of what they do and critical to the problems they solve for their clients. Whether as an end-product or an enabling factor, as long as technological innovation is the critical component in providing tangible value.
We especially focus on companies with competitively defensible positions in B2B or B2C value chains in growing markets with a long-term outlook.
Our Stage Focus
Growth / Series A Funding
Companies that have proven their commercial traction with locked-in revenue. We provide growth capital as well as replacements and have the ability to service a cap table over time.
Our ticket size varies from EUR 1m - 5m initially with the ability to stay active over time.
Our Geopraphic Focus
As an Amsterdam-based investment firm, we support firms with their HQ and a significant portion of their operations in Europe, regardless of whether they end up venturing outside of it.
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Meet the Team
Rick van Boekel
After his study Business Administration (Business Informatics track) at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam (Drs.), Rick was actively building out the Dutch Internet ecosystem in the early nineties. After being a database marketing consultant at Ogilvy & Mather, he helped to build Planet Internet from scratch, and he founded BOL.com for Bertelsmann in 1999. Rick has taken key positions at Bertelsmann Direct Group, European Directories and did a management buy-in at DQ&A Media Group in 2010, the company that he led for the last seven years. Two years after he initiated a global merger with the SA based multinational Incubeta he left the company to co-found Airbridge Equity Partners in 2017
Hester has a bachelor degree (cum laude) in International Management. After her study she found her passion in HR and has become an HR professional with a proven track record for more than 20 years of which 12 years in a global role. She is involved with our ventures in implementing their HR strategies, performance management, recruitment, employee benefits, employer branding, competence and talent management as well as their organisational development and strategic planning. Prior to joining Airbridge Equity Partners she was Director of Human Resources at DQ&A Media Group (part of the Incubeta Group) for 12 years. Within DQ&A Media Group she has build up HR from a 25 people company into a global organisation.
Robin finished a double master program at Radboud and Tilburg University: Business Administration, Strategy track and Finance, Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) track. He started his career at Dela and Shiftvision in the areas of risk management and IT. In 2013 Robin moved to Main Capital, the company that he helped build out as a business analyst, investment manager and later on as their senior investment officer. He was responsible for deal sourcing, deal execution and portfolio management and held several supervisory board observer seats. Robin also took responsibility for operations & investor relations. Robin joined Airbridge Equity Partners in May 2018 and and completed the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) program.
With a BA in Business Administration and an MA in Entrepreneurship, Thijmen helped the startup accelerator Startupbootcamp build a new venture named The Talent Institute (TTI) to teach people product development and online marketing skills. Besides his full-time job at the institute, Thijmen supported many companies with their online marketing as a freelancer. After leading TTI as a managing director towards sustainable revenues, Thijmen joined the venture capital fund Venturebuilders to help grow the scalable, technology-driven startups in their portfolio. He was responsible for online marketing efforts like SEA, SEO, Social, Customer journey tracking & automation, Experimenting, Push notifications, Email automation. His focus is on growth through data-driven marketing.
Airbridge Equity Partners
Airbridge Equity Partners
Amstelplein 48 (Mondriaantoren), 1096 BC Amsterdam
+31 655 74 83 54