WHAT WE DO FOR ENTREPRENEURS

Our involvement in the start ups and scale ups we invest in is above all about the support we can give to the people who run them. This support is based on our core qualities analytic, reliable, professional and our broad expertise.
Meet our team and find out in which industries we excel.

Analytic
We listen carefully, go in-depth and challenge when needed

Reliable
We are long-term partners for our companies and look for solutions that are mutually desirable

Professional
We work in a highly professional matter and help our companies to do the same

Broad expertise
We use our years of experience in several different industries to accelerate our companies 

HOW WE LIKE TO WoRK WITH YOU

We are an active investor, usually taking a lead or co-lead role. Like this, we can add most value to the companies we work with - from the first contact to an exit. We are convinced this is the best way to make a real impact.

Introduction
Introduction

The focus is on getting to know each other. Discusing your company’s proposition, what you have achieved, your plan going forward and the funding need. We then decide whether we see a fit between your company and ours.

Analysis
Analysis

We analyze the information you provide us and do our own research into relevant aspects such as your technology or market. Afterwards, a termsheet is shared and discussed with you.

Due diligence
Due diligence

Once the termsheet is signed, we further delve into your company, the technology, the team and anything else that may be relevant. A dataroom is reviewed and we often work with third parties to help us assess your company. 

Closing
Closing

Once the due diligence is satisfactory and the transaction documents agreed upon, we finalize the transaction.

Participation
Participation

We assist our portfolio companies to realize their growth potential through regular interaction with the management, through strategic support & market intelligence of our partners. We are actively involved on an as-needed basis. 

Exit
Exit

The companies we invest in should have a realistic exit potential after 4-7 years of the investment, preferably through a 100% sale of the company. We will work together to find the most suitable exit moment.

WHAT entrepreneurs say about us

Niels van Stralen

Niels van Stralen

CEO, ChainCraft (Green Industries)

"The people within SHIFT provided valuable input in the various strategic choices we had to make during our journey. And via SHIFT’s network we came in to contact with several relevant potential partners and customers."

Martin Tietema

Martin Tietema

CEO, Foamplant (Smart Food & Agriculture)

"SHIFT enables the Foamplant team to swiftly accelerate our company development. By unlocking a vast network within horticultural and biobased industries, as well as funding our ambitious growth plans, SHIFT enables us to grow our company and create added-value."

Jouri Schoemaker

Jouri Schoemaker

Co-Founder, Pieter Pot (Smart Food & Agriculture)

"SHIFT knows the value of commercial growth & unlocking talent to increase impact. Just as we make our team members thrive, SHIFT helps us by giving freedom & responsibility within the bigger vision."

Arnoud Kamerbeek

Arnoud Kamerbeek

CEO, Jungle AI (Energy Transition)

"SHIFT Invest is proving to be a very valuable partner for us, supporting us in achieving our mission. Clearly oriented on long-term sustainable impact, they bring a strong mix of challenge and support to the table."

Sasha Madhavji

Sasha Madhavji

CEO, Pelagen (Green Industries)

"We have been delighted to work with SHIFT - their support has played an instrumental role in our development. SHIFT's experience in working with early-stage companies has helped position us in our industry, and we look forward to our future together."