INKEF Capital is an Amsterdam-based venture capital firm that focuses on long-term collaboration and active support of innovative healthcare and technology companies. INKEF Capital was founded in 2010 by Dutch pension fund ABP and with €500 million under management is one of the largest venture capital funds in the Netherlands. INKEF focuses on investment opportunities in Healthcare, Frontier Technology, IT & FinTech.
While focused on Series A investments, INKEF has backed innovative technology and healthcare companies as early as from their inception. We aim to provide support and hands-on input along every step of the often challenging founder journey towards building global market leaders that have their roots in the Netherlands and Europe.
Examples of companies in our portfolio are GitLab, which is successfully building a global fully distributed organization that addresses the DevOps space (and in the process shines a light on the Future of Work), Shapeways; which is world’s leading 3D printing marketplace (and itself a spin-out of Philips), and on the Healthcare-side; GTX Medical which aims to restore the ability to walk for paraplegics by directly stimulating the spinal cord and former portfolio company Nightbalance that INKEF supported in its early stage of development and was acquired by Philips.
We look very much forward to collaborate with the Philips Innovation Awards and to share our experiences with budding entrepreneurs. We hope that we can instill our passion and enthusiasm for pushing innovation through venturing.