VOC Capital Partners has assembled a uniquely qualified mix of entrepreneurs to implement our approach of combining vision and discipline to drive results in our portfolio companies. The core team of general partners have substantial venture, financial & operating experience.
VOC Capital’s general partners are the single largest investors in our fund – we put our own money at risk in contrast to typical venture capital firms that have low General Partner contribution.
Jan-Niek de Groot
Jan-Niek de Groot (1964) is VOC Capital Partner’s founding partner and operational fund manager focused on the acquisition of participations and managing the investment portfolio. Jan-Niek was co-founder and managing director of Infopulse Electronic Commerce and was one of the early internet pioneers, mid nineties, of online banking and trading systems for the financial industry; he also was among the first to implement a near-shore IT outsourcing model for its customers. In 2003 Jan-Niek sold Infopulse to US headquartered Cognizant, an IT multinational with over $10 billion in revenues listed in the NASDAQ-100 and the S&P 500 indices
Björn Risberg (1985) joined VOC Capital Partners in 2017. As the Investment Manager he is responsible for all new dealflow. Also, he assists current portfolio companies with financial models, international expansion plans, strategy, and funding rounds. He has previous experience in start-up business development at MindGrind (launching three ecommerce platforms), private equity at PGGM Private Equity and M&A investment banking in the Consumer-Retail and TMT industry teams at Nomura in London.