Company

Connected Capital is a private equity firm that partners with growth companies with a strong competitive edge within their industry through digital technologies

Increasingly all industry sectors are impacted by new digital technologies – we scan for the most attractive opportunities across industries with a geographic focus on companies based in the Benelux and Germany

Connected Capital provides a unique combination of capital and high quality strategic and operational support. Both critical elements in the challenging scale-up phase of its portfolio companies

The Amsterdam based team consists of 6 highly skilled professionals with complementary experience in growth capital, private equity, investment banking, strategy and operational consulting

APPROACH

Our investment strategy is based on the continuing and accelerating megatrend of digitalization. This megatrend is continuously fueled by increasing computing power, data availability, proliferation of smart devices and connectedness. It is one of the strongest global megatrends driving economic growth and causing disruptions across all industries

Advanced digitalized industries like media, technology and software will continue to evolve. At the same time, digitalization will accelerate the transformation of more traditional industries like consumer products, logistics, manufacturing and business services

Connected Capital follows a systematic investment strategy and applies a market scan to identify the leading companies that are early in deploying new digital technologies. These leaders will disproportionally benefit from shifts in their industries

In Europe there is currently relatively limited supply for scale-up growth funding and this offers a clear opportunity in the investment landscape in the Benelux and broader Continental Europe

  • Computing power continues to increase. Ever since the introduction of Moore's law in 1965 computing power has roughly doubled every 2 years as technology advances. This has led to incredibly rapid growth in computing power at constant costs. Moore's law continues to hold today, and as a result, we have witnessed a trillion fold increase in computing performance over the past 50 years.
    Computing Power
  • Advances in hardware technology are facilitating the collection, analysis, storage and exchange of increasing amounts of data. This can be applied in a large variety of contexts, from smart energy meters, to local spare parts manufacturing using 3D printers, to telematics enabled smart logistics, to sophisticated analytics which improve design capabilities and visualization techniques such as virtual reality.
    New Devices
  • The amount of digital data in the universe is growing at an exponential rate. By 2020 the data we create and copy annually is expected to reach 44 trillion gigabytes. More than 90% of data in the world today has been generated in the last 2 years
    Data
  • Ubiquitous smartphone ownership and readily available high speed fixed and cellular networks open up a world of opportunity for connectivity. Whether it is a consumer who is always connected to their friends and family, or a business which accesses its data through the cloud.
    Connectedness
  • Computing Power
  • New Devices
  • Data
  • Connectedness

Core Industries

  • Technology
  • Media
  • Manufacturing
  • Logistics
  • Software
  • Consumer Products

Contact Us

Olaf te Spenke
Managing Partner
de Boelelaan 32-2
1083 HJ Amsterdam

Phone: +31646063585