Entrepreneurial investors

The people behind Keadyn are driven by entrepreneurship, tech, and innovation. All partners in Keadyn have a background as entrepreneurs and we are thrilled to be helping tech founders to succeed. That’s where we get our energy and inspiration from. That’s why we do, what we do!

Do you want to be part of a new investing movement in tech start-ups?

  • Possibility to invest on a deal by deal basis
  • Together with professional investors
  • Access to the best deals and founding teams
  • Under clear terms and conditions

VC model 2.0

We believe that the current VC model is outdated and are up for a reboot. Why?

  • The lifetime of a fund often is 10 years or more.
  • There are a lot of funds with very small commitments from their managers, often only 1% of the total size of a fund.
  • The average management fee of the fund management is 2% of the total size of a fund per year.

We believe that the lead investor (e.g fund manager) should be highly committed and rewarded mainly for success of its investors. Investors should have the ability to invest on a deal by deal basis, and the duration of an investment should be aligned with the interest of the startup instead of the duration of the fund. With these elements in mind, we have set up the Keadyn co-investing model. We don’t want to work for the money. We want to work with the money.

How co-investing with Keadyn works?

  • First, we independently decide on a company to invest in.
  • Once we have completed an investment, our co-investors (i.e. members) are given the exclusive opportunity to purchase part of the ticket (investment) at exactly the same conditions.
  • Our co-investors are free to determine whether or not to take over part of the investment made by Keadyn on a deal by deal basis.
  • To guarantee our commitment towards the co-investors, Keadyn initially stays in for at least 20% per deal.

Our model breaks with conventional rules. In fact, our investment and commitment for the full amount of the investment upfront is the best ‘stamp of approval’ an investor can possibly get.

Conditions

We don’t charge annual management fees, because we strongly believe we should mainly be rewarded if the investments turn out to be successful. We ask for a one-time 6% deal fee per investment to cover the costs we've made and we charge a carry of 25% over the upside of an investor in the particular deal. So first the co-investor gets paid back his investment, and only once there is a profit for the co-investor we get our benefit.

Example

Keadyn invests
€ 300,000
You as a co-investor take over part of our investment for
€ 100,000
We charge you a deal fee of 6%
€ 6,000

Let’s assume this is a successful investment and this investment triples to an exit value of € 900.000 in 5 years. In this case, your investment increases up to € 300,000.
First, you get paid back your investment of € 100,000.

Your gross upside would be
€ 200,000
Carry 25% -/-
€ 50,000
Deal fee 6% -/-
€ 6,000
Your net profit in this example
€ 144,000
Your net IRR in this case would be
19.53%

Access to the best deals

We are highly involved in the startup scene and networks in the Netherlands. We join initiatives like Startup Fest, Amsterdam Capital Week, Startup Amsterdam and we are connected with hubs like YES!Delft, Eindhoven Startups Foundation, UtrechtInc, Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship, Ace Venture Lab, Rockstart, and Startupbootcamp.

As a result of our entrepreneurial background and the fact that teams are convinced we truly add value, we resonate very well with founders. Combined with our emphasis on good relationships we are able to get access to the best