published 30 Jan 2015 in Netherlands 1 minute 24 seconds to read

Pieter Welten

Pieter Welten is working at Amsterdam-based venture capital and growth fund Prime Ventures and has a passion for the European tech scene. Get to know him and learn about his investment focus in our Investor Pick.

About me. 

I earned my first money with...
washing cars (set-up a 'company') at the age of seven and later on organising parties.

If I wouldn't be an investor I would be...
trying to start my own business.

I get annoyed when...
people are slow and not straight forward.

You might not believe it, but we...
are aligned with an entrepreneur's interests.

My favourite movie is...
one that is based on true events / facts.

About passion and profession.

My investment fund is focused on startups in...
Europe that have a proven business model and require growth capital (in excess of five million euros).

I wouldn’t like to work anywhere else because...
it is a very inspiring environment and I can work with great people.

The investment plan for the next years is...
to support a dozen companies in Europe with global ambitions.

Our business relationship with startups is characterised by...
trust, support and directness.

Besides money I offer...
a large network of entrepreneurs and investors, support and potentially more money.

About working with startups.

I am looking for a great and ambitious management team that can execute its business plan.

In a startup I am looking for...
a great and ambitious management team that can execute its business plan.

Characteristics a founder team should have are...
ambition, complementary skill sets, strong vision and ability to adapt to fast changing environments.

I was most impressed by...
the determination of successful entrepreneurs.

I was least impressed by...
business plans and financial forecasts that lack supporting data. Output should be based on realistic and / or proven input.

You get most out of relationship with me when...
you are straight forward, transparent and enthusiastic.

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