HPE Growth Capital
Harry is Partner and COO at HPE where he focusses on the strategic and operational processes of the Portfolio companies. He has been in this role since 2009. He is closely involved with Airborne Oil & Gas, Cotesa and was board member at Synova which was sold to de Beers in 2015.
He has over 25 years of Management experience and 22 years of International experience. Prior to HPE, Harry spent 17 years at the Walt Disney Company, where he served as Executive Vice President at Disney Consumer Products in a global management role out of Los Angeles and in European management roles out of Paris. He also served at Nutricia (now Danone) in the Netherlands and Unilever in Australia in Sales&Marketing and Logistics roles.
He has a MSc. in Mechanical Engineering from Delft University of Technology and an MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau.
Harry and his French wife have an 8 year old daughter. He enjoys cooking, sailing and remodeling / renovating houses.
Jonne de Leeuw (NL) has joined HPE as Vice President as of May, 2015. In his role as VP he is responsible for sourcing, evaluating and deal execution of investment opportunities in growth stage technology companies. Jonne is also active in portfolio management, as a board member of eGym and looking after PPRO.
Prior to joining HPE, Jonne was an Investment Manager in the Private Equity division at Dasym Investment Strategies (formerly: Cyrte Investments, a globally active TMT investor managing a.o. John de Mol’s wealth and backed by institutional investors such as PGGM, APG, Delta Lloyd and ASR), where he was responsible for a number of private equity investments in the media, consumer and internet sectors.
Prior to that, Jonne was working in the Corporate Finance department of ING in Amsterdam.
He earned an MSc in Financial Economics at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, where he graduated Cum Laude.
Jonne lives in Amsterdam and in his free time he is a passionate triathlete and kite surfer.
Manfred Krikke is a partner of HPE and has over 20 years of investment banking, operating and private equity investment experience in the technology sector. He spent 16 years working in the US technology industry and has a strong Silicon Valley network.
Manfred’s experience covers sourcing, evaluating and diligence of growth equity investments, hands-on operating experience as well as extensive experience with exits including IPOs and M&A with a focus on the technology sector. Manfred started his career in 1994 as a technology investment banker at Montgomery Securities in San Francisco, where he executed 28 transactions, including private equity placements, IPOs and other public offerings, raising over $2 billion for growth companies, particularly in the Software, Internet and Semiconductor sectors. Selected transactions include the IPOs of Siebel Systems (Sold to Oracle: ORCL), Pegasus Systems, Real Networks (RNWK), Open Text Corporation (OTEX), VLSI Technology (VLSI), LSI Corporation (LSI) and Integrated Device Technology (IDTI).
As the VP of international business development at Intraware, he was part of a team that took that company from an idea through a period of substantial growth and took it public in a successful IPO in 1998. Intraware was backed by top-tier VCs, including Kleiner Perkins and Technology Crossover Ventures. In 2000 Manfred joined TPG Capital (Texas Pacific Group), where he honed his private equity investment skills as a partner of TPG Ventures, the predecessor to TPG Growth. After TPG, Manfred co-founded a new private equity firm raising a $125 million fund focused on private equity investments in middle-market public companies.
Manfred earned a master’s degree in Business Economics from the Vrije University in Amsterdam. He is currently a guest lecturer on the topic of private equity at the post-doctorate Investment Management program at the VU School of Finance. He speaks English, Dutch, Italian, German and (some) French. Manfred resides in the Netherlands with his wife, Erin, and his 3 children.
Martin is as an Associate at HPE where he is responsible for the identification and evaluation of investment opportunities, market analysis and due diligence. Within the current portfolio Martin is involved in SFC Energy and Cotesa.
He joined HPE following an internship during his studies. In addition to HPE, he conducted further internships in Private Equity and M&A. Martin holds a Master’s degree in Finance & Investments from the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University.
HPE Growth Capital ("HPE") is an investment firm focusing on growth-stage investments in small to mid-market technology companies in the Benelux and Germany. Our goal is to invest in tomorrow's market leaders.
Typically, HPE deploys between Euro 10 and 20 million per investment in exchange for a substantial minority stake. In our view, real value creation occurs by providing more than capital alone. Through our investments in fast growing profitable technology companies we seek to become active partners to our portfolio companies with the objective to accelerate growth through internationalization, expansion of sales and marketing, operational excellence and buy-and-build.
Founded in 2008, we have built a team of 12 professionals and 10 industry advisors. HPE is headquartered in Amsterdam (the Netherlands) and also has an office in Dusseldorf (Germany)
- Northern Europe, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium