On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Patrick Polak, Managing Partner at Newion Partners.
Founded in December 2000, Newion Partners is an Amsterdam-based venture capital firm investing in B2B cloud, SaaS, and software companies. Newion is a highly dedicated and involved investor that is actively engaged with its portfolio companies and keeps in close contact with them, particularly in the field of strategy and finance. The fund’s track record comes from a strong belief in lean startup methodology, chasm theory, and leadership models, as well as deep industry knowledge in B2B SaaS companies. Its present portfolio consists of 25 companies.
After completing his studies in Aerospace Engineering in Delft, Patrick jointly founded an IT company. He sold his interest in this company at the end of 1996, started working at N.V. NOM in Groningen at the beginning of 1997, and was mainly responsible for investments in IT-related businesses. Patrick has led over 50 investments in B2B software companies and financed various other types of companies. Patrick has also occupied positions on various non-executive boards. He is married with two children and is an animal lover.
Patrick discusses how he sees the VC industry evolving and details his investment thesis. He shares with Hall what excites him now and advises startups and investors.
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