A group of committed investors assists the entrepreneur with capital, knowledge and experience. Not like the classic angel investor, but as part of a concept that couples the tailoring of the informal with the power of a professional investment company.
The Associates and Capital Mills, together with institutional investors, form an investment fund that is used for joint investments. Thus, the strength is increased and the spread of investors’ individual portfolios is promoted.
Capital Mills team
The management of Capital Mills, together with a small team, takes care of the operational management, including the deal flow and reporting. In cooperation with the Associates, the team takes care of the entire investment management.
An exclusive strategic alliance with B-to-V Private Investments AG, a network of investors concentrated in the German-speaking area, very experienced as Venture Capitalists, which provides Capital Mills access to unique propositions that normally remain beyond the reach of informals in the Netherlands.
We consider sustainable capitalism to be important, and in our opinion this is crucial for society’s acceptance of companies and investors in the long term. The Shared Value concept is central in each investment as a basis for achieving good financial performance associated with good social performance. It has been proven that the best companies possess both skills: being good for society and nature, and achieving superior financial results. We also have this as an ambition in mind with the Capital Mills portfolio.
Keywords: security, health, scarcity, energy, environment.
Market and sector focus
Our expertise is particularly in the fields of IT, tech, healthy living, leisure and education.
By investing in companies that are active in these markets, we can make maximum use of the knowledge and experience of our associates.
Keywords: leisure, healthy ageing, sport, education, SaaS, cloud computing, high-tech.
We invest and assist the entrepreneur. We do not take over the leadership. The entrepreneur and his or her team are decisive factors for a successful strategy. Confidence in your team is therefore an essential precondition. We also feel that it is important that we have something to add ourselves, so that we can work on realising the plans together.
It is important that we recognise the following elements: qualities to manage and grow the company; commitment and enthusiasm; the right timing in a market where there is a demonstrable demand for the product or service; previous funding.
By organizing mean and lean and using the qualities of the investors, Capital Mills can make smaller investments more cost-effectively than many private equity houses. Capital Mills seeks to make investments in which a substantial interest (20-60%) can be acquired, preferably in conjunction with the management. Investments are made in companies with a clear plan for capital gains within the investment horizon (exit between 5 and 10 years).
We invest in both early stage and later stage companies, with the following key criteria:
- Preferably Dutch companies, with a Proof of Concept;
- A turnover of at least € 250.000;
- A strong management team with a track record of delivering results;
- Investment needs of up to €5 million until the exit;
- Positive EBITDA, or a demonstrable plan to arrive at a positive EBITDA within two years of the investment;
- A clear and feasible plan for growth through technological innovation.
We do not invest in the following:
- Production companies that sell physical products in large quantities;
- Companies that do not have an earnings model;
- Companies that do not offer a scalable product or service;
- Consultancy companies.
Normally, this process takes place in a time frame of 1 to 3 months.
However, we can quickly switch if the need or opportunity arises.
To speed up your application, please fully familiarise yourself with our criteria as stated in our investment focus. If we have a match, then we ask you to supply us with an investment memorandum or business plan.
Capital Mills consists of the investment team and a group of ten Associates.
Although we intend to keep the group of Associates in its current composition, we do have several spots available for committed investors who would make a genuine contribution to the team. If you are interested, please contact one of the members of our investment team.
For those who do not have ambitions to become an active associate, or prefer to fulfil a smaller role as an investor in Capital Mills, we offer the opportunity to participate in the Capital Mills 1 fund. This fund will be set up in the course of 2016.
If you would like to know more, please contact us using the form below. We will then send you all the information you will need.
- Capital Mills has acquired an interest in Mopinion.
Mopinion is an innovative reporting platform for feedback from websites and apps. The company offers a SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) solution for organizations to improve their websites and apps on the basis of feedback they receive from customers. The software enables organizations to gain real-time insight into how customers experience their digital channels and what actions they need to take to retain customers.
The growth capital will enable Mopinion to accelerate the further development of its technology and to roll it out in other European countries and the USA. Mopinion provides services to customers in the high-end SME market and major national and international players such as Microsoft, BMW, TomTom and Interpolis.
- Capital Mills has acquired an interest in DrKinetic.
DrKinetic provides physiotherapists, rehabilitation centers and hospitals, a medical system in which the patient is given the opportunity to improve his own physical condition through training software. The training software is developed in collaboration with physiotherapists and scientists and is used in more than 100 locations on five continents.
- Capital Mills has acquired an interest in Tiqets.
Tiqets is an innovative ticketing platform that is revolutionizing the way visitors discover, buy and use tickets for museums, shows and attractions. With instant and mobile tickets, the company is providing travelers with hassle-free entrance. Since its founding, the company has successfully connected the largest venues of the main tourist destinations.
- Together with our partner B-to-V, Capital mills has acquired an interest in Zipjet. Zipjet provides on-demand laundry and dry cleaning services. The company is founded by Rocket Internet and offers an internet platform enabling online reserving 30 minutes time slots for the pick up and delivery of laundry at competitive prices. On a city by city basis, operations are organized to execute on the services. The actual dry cleaning is outsourced, logistics & customer contacts are delivered through local subsidiairies.
- Capital Mills has acquired an interest in Snap Fitness 24/7 Benelux. Together with fitness entrepreneurs Han Walet and Theo Vermeeren, dozens of Snap 24/7 locations will be opened in the Benelux countries in the coming years.
Their fitness formula distinguishes itself from other fitness concepts on the basis of:
convenience (in the neighbourhood and always open);
security (using high-tech security systems);
effectiveness (good quality equipment and coaching);
atmosphere (small-scale and friendly clubs).
Snap Fitness 24/7 Benelux is part of the worldwide Snap Fitness licence, one of the largest 24/7 fitness franchise formulas, with over 2,000 clubs in 18 countries.
- Capital Mills has acquired an interest in CE Tech Invest BV, a very early-stage investment fund that focuses on Internet tech startups from Europe, USA and Asia. Startups who qualifies will be disruptive, scalable and technologically leading. CE -Tech acquires a share when the startup has a proof of concept and a solid team to carry out the plans. In the portfolio of CE -Tech are among others Presspage, Wercker, Karma, DrKinetic, CapitalMatch, Fonolo and Human.
Vacature Office manager / management assistent Augustus 2016 Wij zoeken versterking voor ons investeringsteam met een office manager / management assistent. Op dit moment bestaat ons team uit twee investeringsmanagers/partners en een investeringsanalist. Daarnaast zijn 15 investeerders aangesloten bij Capital Mills. Capital Mills is sinds medio 2015 actief als investeringsmaatschappijRead more
Capital Mills has acquired an interest in Mopinion. Mopinion is an innovative reporting platform for feedback from websites and apps. The company offers a SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) solution for organizations to improve their websites and apps on the basis of feedback they receive from customers. The software enables organizations to gainRead more
Capital Mills has acquired an interest in DrKinetic. DrKinetic provides physiotherapists, rehabilitation centers and hospitals, a medical system in which the patient is given the opportunity to improve his own physical condition through training software. The training software is developed in collaboration with physiotherapists and scientists and is used in moreRead more
Capital Mills has acquired an interest in Zipjet, a Rocket Internet company. ZipJet provides a premium app-based laundry, ironing and dry cleaning pickup and delivery service: it’s the easy, convenient, time saving and affordable way to take care of all your laundry and dry cleaningRead more
Tiqets offers travelers mobile tickets to attractions, museums and entertainment. This investment gives Tiqets the resources to go global - adding 14 new cities in time for the summer high season. Details Technology should make our lives simpler, and for Tiqets that is certainly the case. Tiqets is committed toRead more
Capital Mills Invest sponsort het Ryan Mendoza huis dat zal worden opgebouwd tijdens Art Rotterdam. Een bijzonder project, tijdens een toonaangevende kunstbeurs, in de bijzondere omgeving van het Van Nelle complex. Een huis uit Detroit wordt gesloopt en in containers naar Europa verscheept. Vervolgens wordt het opgebouwd voor de hoofdingangRead more
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