Helping founders make impact

Our goal is simple.

  We're on a mission to help build the next generation of software companies,
to serve the world, not eat it.

Founded in 2021.

With over 20 years of experience.
Curiosity is a community-powered venture capital firm focused on early-stage investments in talented, diverse teams based in the Benelux, Nordics and Baltics, building the next generation of AI-driven global software companies.

Curiosity is led by two experienced operator-investors: Herman Kienhuis and Maurice Beckand Verwee, supported by an engaged community of entrepreneurs, expert advisors and investors.

Collectively invested in

over 60 companies.
Collectively, as a team we have invested in over 60 companies in our careers, and have served as board members and advisors at several pioneering technology startups, such as Scoupy (acquired by Sanoma), SecurityMatters (acquired by Forescout), Cybersprint (acquired by Darktrace), (acquired by Telco consortium), ZecOps (acquired by Jamf), Cloudify (acquired by DELL), Pharmeon (acquired by Health Cloud Initiative), Revue (acquired by Twitter), Litebit (acquired by Bitvavo), Fangage (acquired by Triller), NEO Finance (IPO Nasdaq Baltics), Ovoko/, SendCloud, Virtuagym, Nosto, EclecticIQ, Sentiance, Polarsteps, Minut, Settlemint, Vormats, EasyDmarc, Naqcyber, Contentoo, MeetingPackage and Kaizo.

Our beliefs

One of our key values is curiosity: we have a growth-mindset, seeing opportunities and are eager to learn and improve.
Responsible AI built in Europe
We believe in building European artificial intelligence solutions that serve the world, rather than eat it.
Entrepreneurs with purpose
We believe in the power of entrepreneurs to change the status quo and to build organisations with purpose.
Inclusion & diversity
We believe in creating and supporting inclusive teams that offer equal opportunities to, and benefit from, talent with diverse backgrounds.
Community & co-ownership
We believe in creating a community with our portfolio founders and our advisors who will be co-owners of the fund, sharing in the profits, which will partly be invested back into the entrepreneurial ecosystem through the Curiosity Foundation.