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Collaboration DSM & iB&X to standardize permit to work processes worldwide

About Us

Solid Ventures provides growth capital to technology companies based in The Netherlands

Our Focus

We focus on scale-up companies at the growth stage of development in the digital economy with a focus on the sectors digital, SaaS, sustainable mobility, smart energy and smart city solutions. 

Our Approach

Our approach is building successful companies together with ambitious, experienced entrepreneurs by providing our capital, experience, network and technology and business knowledge to create internationally exitable companies at a strategic premium. 

Our USP's

The Unique Selling Points of Solid Ventures towards other venture capitalists are:

  • Unmatched experience proven by a track record in over 100 investments, over 30 strategic exits and several initial public offerings (IPO's).

  • Entrepreneurial speed of execution in deals and development.

  • Strong technology and experienced business knowledge as sounding board for entrepreneurs.

  • Valuable international network to expand portfolio companies rapidly.

  • Unrivalled focus on value creation by creating a clear investment exit road map.

  • Investment style based upon trust and respect for entrepreneurs.


Our References


“The Solid Ventures team acted as a very active and committed partner, even during the more difficult periods. They helped us find customers and close the first sales in the Netherlands. They have also been instrumental in critical phases to convince other investors to have confidence in the future of the company.”

Kristof de Spiegeleer

Founder & CEO DataCenterTechnologies.


Investment Criteria

Solid Ventures invests in innovative and fast-growing scale up companies. We focus on companies in the sectors digital, sustainable mobility, energy transition and smart city solutions. 
We look for companies that fit our vision, our expertise and experience. Besides, we look for the mutual click between investor and entrepreneur. Building a solid relationship is crucial in developing a company to the next level. Next to the personal aspect, we have clear investment criteria to determine our next investment. Please see our strict investment criteria below.

  • Minimum recurring revenues of € 1M with minimum 50% annual growth

  • An excellent and experienced management team (with serial entrepreneurs)

  • Proven internationally scalable B2B business model

  • Emerging high quality international corporate customer base

  • Funding requirement from €800K up to a maximum of € 2M

  • Minority share

  • Innovative and robust technology and products

  • Clear value proposition and 'go-to-market' strategy

  • The company should not be older than 7 years

  • Headquarters based in The Netherlands


Our Companies


Our Team


Robert Wilhelm

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Robert is one of the founders of Solid Ventures. He has been active in the private equity sector for more than 25 years. He has gained experience in venture capital and supported many early stage technology companies, both in Europe and in the US. In addition to deal sourcing, he is competent and very experienced in the overall monitoring process, strategic issues and in initiating exits. He personally has raised and managed more than €400 million in fund capital. He also brings legal and corporate finance skills to the team.

Robert holds an MBA from the Rotterdam School of Management and a Master Degree in Law from the Free University of Amsterdam.

Dennis Blom

Partner Solid Ventures II Investments

Dennis has almost 20 years of experience in fund management. Next to that he is very experienced in guiding companies from start-up phase to the growth phase in his position as Managing Partner of Silicon Polder Fund and as CEO at Planet Internet. His specialities are in the field of software development, information technology and business consultancy.

Dennis holds a Bachelor Degree in mechanical engineering.

Floris van Alkemade

Co-Founder, Managing Partner Solid Ventures I & Venture Partner Solid Ventures II Investments

Floris set up Solid Ventures in 2005 with Robert Wilhelm. Floris has more than 20 years of experience in investing in seed and early stages IT and telecom companies. He has managed more than €370 million in fund capital in total. Floris has been a General Partner at the NeSBIC CTe Funds. In 2000 he spent time in Silicon Valley to manage the US operations for the funds. Floris is also Board member at Coolgames.com, the last remaining active company in the portfolio of Solid Ventures I. 

Floris holds a Master's degree in business econometrics from the Free University of Amsterdam.

Herman Delatte

Venture Partner

Herman has more than 20 years of experience in Venture Capital. He is an investor and partner in Big Bang Ventures, Greenventures and NesBIC CTe Funds, where he was a partner for 8 years. He currently is a director at Dadel B.V.

Advisory Board
Solid Ventures I


Hans Bosman

Chairman Advisory Board


Erik de Heus

Advisory Board Member


Berend van Gessel

Advisory Board Member




Collaboration DSM & iB&X to standardize permit to work process worldwide

March 26, 2019

By the end of 2018 DSM decided to standardize their permit to work process on a global scale. DSM wants to have the permit to work process contribute to lean and operational excellence and to facilitate continuous improvement. Jos Tijhuis, Corporate Lead SHE at DSM: “Standardization enables us to raise the safety level during high-risk activities, harmonize the permit to work process, increase efficiency, and simplify its management.

IB&X is the trusted partner of DSM for implementing all HSE related initiatives and with the new agreement the long standing relationship is further strengthened. 


All new multiplayer Angry Birds lands on Facebook Messenger

May 8, 2018

Amsterdam - CoolGames and Rovio Entertainment have globally released Angry Birds for Instant Games by Facebook. It is the first time players get to enjoy the slingshot experience in Facebook Messenger with their friends, as multiplayer edition of the world famous Angry Birds Classic game arrives to Messenger.

“It has been a unique experience for us to work on this famous title together with Rovio” says Laurens Rutten, Founder and CEO of CoolGames. “The first multiplayer version of Angry Birds Classic to this new games platform, while pushing the HTML5 technology to provide a game experience one would expect from native apps.”

CoolGames was global launch partner for Facebook Instant Games in November 2016 and has released many successful games for this platform since.


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