If you’ve been paying attention recently, you might be in the dark. In case not, let me tell it to you right now: the big goes on growing, the small goes on getting smaller. While this axiom can be attributed to some current global situation, I am talking specifically about the world of fund founders.
When it comes to LPs lining up to stuff the pockets of industry incumbents, leading to one sign-up after another, foaming beneath the surface and now walking out light, is a growing movement that Mark Schmitz of Equation Capital has described as the, “atomization of the European scene into Micro-, Nano- and Solo GP funds.” Funds have proven to outperform other funds.
It’s true that the math is simple, it’s a lot easier to return the 20 million euro fund than to return the 200 million euro fund. Fair enough, but what else is going on here? Stephan Heller of AlphaQ Venture Capital asserts:
“While GP alone has its risks, we think it also has a lot of advantages in terms of speed and flexibility around investments as well as the option to keep the fund size relatively small. ” – Stephan Heller of AlphaQ Venture Capital Fund
If you’ve ever spent time in Berlin, and honestly, which of us hasn’t been here, there’s a name that’s sure to catch your ear at one point or another: Robin Haak.
In less than a decade, Haak’s CV includes founder at Axel Springer Plug and Play Accelerator, a seat on the advisory board for Slush, founder and co-CEO at recruitment platform Jobspotting , a startup to be acquired by San Francisco- is based on SmartRecruiters and co-founded at Wo/men Inc., a platform that supports career-focused women as they build their career networks.
Experience in operating and testing.
Now let’s add that Haak is a general partner of female-led growth fund Revaia, was the first check investor in N26, has invested in Aircall, Frontify, Coralogix, Platform.sh, Getaccept and plays the role. role as an angel investor in HeyData, Novos Laboratories, Hier Foods.
Investors tight, check.
As of today, Robin Haak has joined the growing list of European Solo GPs with the speed and agility to act for a dime with the launch of Robin Capital’s Fund One.
Speaking to Tech.eu, Haak said: “Looking at my heroes Elad Gil, Oren Zeev, Lachy Groom, that’s who I aspire to be – admit that it’s been a long road. To be. one of the founders and execs, spends their time in silence with the groups they support. I don’t compete; I partner with top founders and venture capitalists, supporting businesses and people in their growth, and being a friend and partner of entrepreneurs – I’ve been there myself, I have great admiration for any business and I want to give back to the ecosystem.”