Bottom-line this tagline says it all. With fiets! Freshmen’s founder has built a business from scratch in 7 years to become rather big, think 250 people and 45 EUR M turnover. We did the start-up thing and the scaling thing in a short timeframe. We had our successes and our failures. In hindsight we are proud of some of the great things we did, but we made many mistakes as well. So will you, but with us by your side we sort of hope we can see it coming and avoid one or two. We know what it is to take risk and do the ride. The ride is wildly exhilarating, we would never want to go back to the (golden) cage. But, at the same time, the ride will bring you some significant ‘downs’ as well. Also there we want and can help. It is no coincidence that plenty or our mentors are kings and queens on the people-side of things.
So yes the entrepreneurial support space is kind of crowded today. Oftentimes though you meet people full of good will and big brains, but who have not done the ride themselves. They have been bankers, consultants or successful managers in big corporations. I can tell you, entrepreneuring is different, we have done the ride.
We are closely involved in the businesses we invest in. Hendrik and our mentors are there to support you.