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WE ARE TABLOMONTO

OUR FOCUS

Tablomonto is a venture capital company that was founded in 2015 by Rolf Bixner and Maarten Rutgers.

The two managing partners have long-standing and relevant experience in starting and building businesses and in dealing with strategic issues, especially in the FinTech, InsurTech, and FMCG sectors.

Rolf has in-depth knowledge of change management, growth, and strategic issues, while Maarten is a sparring partner on topics like entrepreneurship, customer-centric approach, and growth. Additionally, Tablomonto also has a network of specialists who can assist in various areas.

Furthermore, Tablomonto has extensive expertise in negotiating and creating joint ventures with large (international) companies.

Companies and participations of the partners have been sold to ABN AMRO, UBS, and Apple, among others.

Tablomonto invests exclusively with the funds provided by the partners, and therefore it can move quickly and efficiently, if necessary.

Tablomonto’s involvement is based on the conviction that the founder(s) must be entirely in control. We invest only if the team has the firm belief and all the qualities necessary to turn an idea into a company. Our role in this is to be a sounding board, to provide coaching and, if possible, introductions to business partners.

We focus on angel investing and series A/B up to an amount of €1.5 million per participation. Thanks to our excellent relations with larger (international) VCs, we can bring our participations into timely contact with parties that could enable further scale-up.

If the idea and the entrepreneur have enough potential, we may also coach, where necessary, in achieving the first phase of a concept that can be tested, after which an investment may follow.

The hallmark of the investments is the requirement of a scalable concept. Technology is important, but unlike the quality of the team, it’s not a decisive factor. There must also be a firm belief that everything has to revolve around the end users and their experience.

Tablomonto is a venture capital company that was founded in 2015 by Rolf Bixner and Maarten Rutgers.

The two managing partners have long-standing and relevant experience in starting and building businesses and in dealing with strategic issues, especially in the FinTech, InsurTech, and FMCG sectors.

Rolf has in-depth knowledge of change management, growth, and strategic issues, while Maarten is a sparring partner on topics like entrepreneurship, customer-centric approach, and growth. Additionally, Tablomonto also has a network of specialists who can assist in various areas.

Furthermore, Tablomonto has extensive expertise in negotiating and creating joint ventures with large (international) companies.

Companies and participations of the partners have been sold to ABN AMRO, UBS, and Apple, among others.

Tablomonto invests exclusively with the funds provided by the partners, and therefore it can move quickly and efficiently, if necessary.

Tablomonto’s involvement is based on the conviction that the founder(s) must be entirely in control. We invest only if the team has the firm belief and all the qualities necessary to turn an idea into a company. Our role in this is to be a sounding board, to provide coaching and, if possible, introductions to business partners.

We focus on angel investing and series A/B up to an amount of €1.5 million per participation. Thanks to our excellent relations with larger (international) VCs, we can bring our participations into timely contact with parties that could enable further scale-up.

If the idea and the entrepreneur have enough potential, we may also coach, where necessary, in achieving the first phase of a concept that can be tested, after which an investment may follow.

The hallmark of the investments is the requirement of a scalable concept. Technology is important, but unlike the quality of the team, it’s not a decisive factor. There must also be a firm belief that everything has to revolve around the end users and their experience.

PORTFOLIO

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LeQuest2018-09-18T13:46:10+00:00
PRSS (EXIT)2018-04-01T13:23:59+00:00
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NEWS

ABOUT US

Rolf Bixner
Rolf BixnerPartner
After graduating in Business Administration and Law, Rolf joined Blendax in Mainz, Germany, as Product Manager. In 1987, he switched to the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), where he worked until June 2017 (since 1993 as Partner, and since 2000 as Senior Partner). His clients were large multinationals from the FMCG, retail, and travel industry. For many years, Rolf also led BCG’s global change-management practice.

During his 30 years at BCG, Rolf gained extensive knowledge about strategy development, organizational design, and change management. In 2015, Rolf completed an executive coaching course.

Rolf is a fanatical skier, golfer, and tennis player. He is married to Livia and has two children.

Rolf holds various advisory positions, including a seat in the Supervisory Board of Avedon Capital Partners.

Maarten Rutgers
Maarten RutgersPartner
After graduating in International Economics in Tilburg, the Netherlands, Maarten joined Banque Paribas Capital Markets in Amsterdam and London. In 1990, after two years at Theodoor Gilissen, Maarten started the forerunner of what would later (in 1996) become the VermogensGroep.

With its revolutionary platform-oriented approach, VermogensGroep was the founder of what is now considered to be the general standard in asset management and is known as fiduciary management. After a short joint venture with ABN AMRO, VermogensGroep was sold to UBS Bank Nederland in 2008.

At UBS Nederland, Maarten was CEO for five years, followed by another two years in the Supervisory Board.

Since 2014, he’s been focusing on investing and providing guidance to promising new enterprises and initiatives. Maarten is also directly involved in flks.nl, leuker.nl (platforms aimed at young people), and bydehand.com (a personal record-keeping and financial overview platform).

Maarten is married to Marion and has five children. Besides sport, he’s interested in modern and contemporary art.

Tamara Obradov
Tamara ObradovPartner
Tamara’s expertise lies within e-commerce, digital media and onmi-channel marketing. After graduation she worked for 10 years as project leader and consultant with leading companies such as Procter & Gamble, Reuters, Heineken and Booz & Company. She then started working at RFS Holland Holding (Wehkamp, Lacent, Fonq.nl, Create2fit) as responsible for the strategic e-commerce agenda and, among other things, led the successful acquisition of Wehkamp by Apax Partners.

This experience prepared her for a career in entrepreneurship. She has started and worked at several startups in the field of ecommerce, tech and media. Currently she is involved as an advisor to our portfolio companies in the field of e-commerce, digital media, marketing and fund raising.

Tamara holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, MSc. in Financial Management from Rotterdam School of Management and CEMS MIM. She lives in Amsterdam with her partner Robbert and has 3 kids. In her spare time she enjoys running, cake baking and interior design.

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