ABP expands investment in Dutch startups

ABP Pension Fund adds 300 million euros to its investment in INKEF Capital investment fund, which will become the largest investor in Dutch start-ups with a total of 500 million euros. The pension money that INKEF Capital invests in startups, according to the fund, contributes to the development of the knowledge economy in the Netherlands

ABP Pension Fund adds 300 million euros to its investment in INKEF Capital investment fund, which will become the largest investor in Dutch start-ups with a total of 500 million euros.

The pension money that INKEF Capital invests in startups, according to the fund, contributes to the development of the knowledge economy in the Netherlands.

Since its inception in 2010, INKEF Capital provides capital and advice to start-up technology companies in the Netherlands that are active in healthcare and IT, new media and fintech. Known participations of INKEF include sleep apnea fighters NightBalance; NPEX, the SME exhibition of the Netherlands; online flower service Bloomon and 3D printing marketplace Shapeways.

INKEF has also managed to sell a number of investments in recent years, such as Profibrix to The Medicines Company, Sapiens Steering Brain Stimulation to Medtronic and Lanthio Pharma to Morphosys.