September 16, 2021

Episode #73 Hugo Bongers – Corporate Venture Capital, Grooming Unicorns, and Investing in Startups

Hugo Bongers is the Head of ABN Amro Ventures, the 150 million Euro Corporate Venture Capital fund of Dutch Bank ABN Amro. His mission is to make strategic investments in early-stage (series A and onwards) tech and fintech companies which are relevant for the bank. His job is to scout for innovative companies, invest in them, connect them with relevant stakeholders within the bank. Hugo is on the board of a lot of startups, like solarisbank, penta, crosslend, just to name a view. Hugo has a background in acquisition finance and private equity. Hugo holds Masters degrees in law and […]
April 29, 2021

Episode #68 Radboud Vlaar from Finch Capital – Venture Capital Investments into European Fintechs

Radboud Vlaar is a Managing Partner at Finch Capital, a VC investor based out of Amsterdam.  Prior to launching Finch Capital and its first fund in 2013, Radboud was a Partner at McKinsey & Company, focused on Financial Services, PE, and M&A. Prior to McKinsey, Radboud worked at TPG, co-founded 3 companies. Radboud holds four Master’s Degrees from the University in Groningen. Radboud leads the firms’ investments in ZOPA, Fixico, BUX, Safened, Salviol, DIG (incl. KNIP and Komparu), Trussle, Supply Finance among others. This episode is dedicated to VC investments into Fintech startups. We have a look into investing in AI […]
December 10, 2020

Episode #61 Stephan Feilhauer – Principal Investing in Infrastructure Tech Startups

Stephan Feilhauer is a Managing Director at Macquarie Capital, the corporate advisory, capital markets and principal investment arm of Macquarie Group. Stephan leads Macquarie Capital’s growth equity investment, or investments on the firm’s own balance sheet, in the Infratech sector. Before Macquarie Capital, Stephan was a VP at Deutsche Bank, a Graduate Researcher at MIT, a Financial Economist at The World Bank, and a Financial Analyst at Goldman Sachs. Stephan holds a Bachelors of Engineering in Business Finance from University College London and the London School of Economics and a Masters in Engineering and Economics from MIT. In this episode […]
June 21, 2018

Episode #24 Kerstin Eichmann & Moritz Jungmann – Corporate Venture Capital, Machine Economy and the Future of Energy

Kerstin Eichmann and Moritz Jungmann are a part of the Innogy Innovation Hub which is the corporate venture capital arm of Innogy.
The Innogy Innovation Hub and Innogy Ventures are funded by Innogy SE, a leading German energy company with revenue of around €43 billion (2017), more than 42,000 employees and activities in 16 countries across Europe. In our conversation, we talked about the difference between corporate venture capital and regular VC funds, the emerging machine economy and what it means for business, as well as how startups are integrated into the activities of the sponsor company behind the CVC. Innogy Innovation […]