Venture Capital Blog

Business Angels unite!

Early May this year the Dutch minister for economic affairs Henk Kamp announced plans for the subsidy scheme for the benefit of early stage (techno) start-ups. The scheme came into effect on July the 1st as the ‘SEED Business Angel regulation’. Read more

Benvalor advises Parcompare on investment from Mainport Innovation Fund II

Mainport Innovation Fund II (KLM, Schiphol Group, Delft University of Technology, Port of Amsterdam, NS Dutch Railways) invests in Parcompare, a platform that aids a seamless travel experience by connecting mobility solutions such as parking, taxi and public transport to busy destinations around cities, like airports, cruise terminals, event spaces and transport hubs. Read more

The Option Pool Shuffle

An investor that requires a generous option pool may seem not a big deal for a founder. However, if put into the pre-money valuation it substantially lowers the effective valuation of an investment and consequently the stake that the founder holds post-closing. This blogpost explains how it works and how misunderstanding is created (and solved). Read more


Good/bad leaver provisions are commonplace in shareholders’ agreements. They are often the topic of much discussion between the parties. The part on execution and performance of the provision is sometimes somewhat overlooked. In this blogpost I will focus on the leaver in case of death. Read more