Focus on self-organization.

Almende Investments grows ICT start-ups focused on the principles of self-organization. This creates communities that share a real time view on reality, decide local, provide and use feedback, adapt instead of plan and focus on simplicity.

Taking the next step together.

The investment is a partnership, whereby the management and the investor together move the company forward into the next phase. We are hands-on in sharing our business, technical and financial experience with management teams. We also use our Almende Investments network.<br />

R&D knowledge

We take inspiration from successful self-organizing systems that one finds in nature, such as the human brain, insect colonies, and swarms of birds. All the Almende research is therefore related to the emergence of synergetics: the self-formation and -organisation of complex adaptive hybrid agent networks.

Had that Eureka moment?

Share it with us! We at Almende Investments love testing, playing, reading, and exploring your brilliant ideas. The ones we generally back are capital efficient tech businesses across software, mobile, internet and media. The main thing is to demonstrate a big potential for your idea that revolves around the principles of self-organization.

Welcome to Almende Investments

WHO?

Almende Investments: the independent investment company with a track record in growing ICT companies.

 

The companies in our portfolio are young, innovative and fast-growing. They all focus on using the principles of self-organization to aid people in organizing their own lives.

WHAT?

The investment is a partnership, whereby the management and the investor move the company forward into the next phase together.

 

We are hands-on in sharing our Investments network and our experience in business, technology and finance with management teams

WHY?

Because we believe that ICT is most valuable when it is used to offer people the opportunity to organize their activities for themselves.

 

This creates communities that share a real time view on reality, decide local, provide and use feedback, adapt instead of plan and focus on simplicity.

HOW?

Almende Investments has many years of experience in growing startups. Therefore we are now able to quickly spot the high potentials. We know just which powerful set of criteria to use, to select the best of companies we invest in.
Besides the financial investment, we are very strong in providing companies our latest research knowledge, experience and technology from the unique combination of high tech businesses in the Almende Investments network.

Our Portfolio

We're investing in young, innovative and fast growing ICT-companies!

Ask-Fast

ASK-Fast aims to provide a cloud-based communication service.

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Deal

Communication, cooperation and negotiation between the key elements of logistical systems.

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Sense

Sense Observation Systems, or Sense Labs, is a technology company that creates context-awareness.

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MantelPlan

MantelPlan is an online platform that organizes care for people with a disability or a chronic illness.

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RITHM functions a project partner with a core expertise in facilitating solutions by creating custom-built software.

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Luna

Luna is an Internet Service Provider which focuses on the business market.

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Ask

ASK Community Systems is a Dutch software developer that operates on the intersection between information management and communication support.

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DoBots

Distributed Organisms, or DoBots, researches innovative solutions using Internet of Things, robotics and big data.

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Sense-Health

Sense Health creates unrivalled solutions to provide insight in behavior and the consequences on people’s wellbeing.

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Allert Post (CEO)

As CFO Allert is involved in all stages of the investment process: sourcing deal flow, valuation of companies, structuring transactions and managing portfolio companies. Before joining Almende Allert founded and managed his own company All ePost, and followed a career in Finance & Control at the largest independent Dutch energy supplier Nederlandse Energie Maatschappij.

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Hans Abbink

Hans Abbink (Partner)

With over 25 years experience in the field of ICT, Hans is an experienced business leader and a true innovator. His straightforward analyses, fresh thoughts and new ideas engage organizations in exploring their limitless possibilities.
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Peet van Tooren

Peet van Tooren (Partner)

Peet is experienced in building and leading teams of software design and implementation specialists, to create innovative products for large as well as niche markets. He thinks out of the box and likes to motivate others.
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Need ideas?

Almende Investments is an independent investment company with a track record:

“We grow young, innovative and fast growing ICT companies with a focus on aiding employees in organizing their own networks.”

 

Business Focus

Management and ICT should facilitate employees, not inspect, regulate and control them. Almende envisions new forms of organization which better realize the potential of people. ICT and technology should be used to help people perform their work.This focus is called self-organization.

 

Criteria

Almende Investments has many years of experience in growing startups. Therefore we are now able to quickly spot the high potentials. We know just which powerful set of criteria to use, to select the best of companies we invest in.

 

Partnership

The investment is a partnership, whereby the management and the investor together move the company forward into the next phase. We are hands-on in sharing our business, technical and financial experience with management teams. We also use our Almende Investments network.

 

Network

Almende Investments is very strong in providing companies the latest research knowledge, experience and technology from the unique combination of high tech businesses in the Almende Investments network.

 

Geographical Focus

Our equity investments have a geographical focus on the Netherlands. Although investment opportunities in surrounding countries will be considered.

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We are definitely interested in big ideas and we want to see some of how you put idea into practice. If you also believe that ICT is most valuable when it is used to offer people the opportunity to organize their activities for themselves, then we strongly advise you to reach out to us. Find some reasons below!

 

Funding

The funding may be financial. In that case the amount depends, amongst others, on the type of company, growth potential, high barriers to entry and exit possibilities. We also help you find your way towards new projects and we aid in subsidy acquisition.
But, beside the financial part, we are very strong in providing you with the latest research knowledge, experience and technology from the unique combination of high tech companies in the Almende Investments network.

 

Network

Beyond funding, critical to a company’s success is an active and vibrant market in which a company operates. There are many indirect and direct players in the market that companies work with and through to build successful businesses. We provide this network, ranging from serial entrepreneurs to technology experts. Almende Investments is managed by a group of experienced businesspeople, to fund the greatest next generation of startup companies.

 

R&D

All the Almende research is related to the emergence of synergetics: the self-formation and self-organisation of complex adaptive hybrid agent networks.
Hybrid networks involve people, organizations, physical and virtual objects, but also climatological, biological, socio-economic and ecological systems. These networks are connected, monitored and coordinated by information, computing, storage and communication systems (ICT).
We take inspiration from successful self-organizing systems that one finds in nature, such as the human brain, insect colonies, and swarms of birds.

 

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We’re very impressed by applicants who have a business plan to show us. This include the product (e.g. Alpha or Beta version, a prototype, or videos and screenshots), USPs, market, competition, strategy and financials.

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