Entrepreneur, investor, and now solo GP Robin Haak launches Robin Capital

If you’ve been paying attention lately, you may have the secret. Just in case, let me pour it out for you here and now: the big one is getting bigger, and the little one is getting smaller. Although this axiom can be attributed to several current world situations, I am speaking specifically about the life of founders of funding.

When it comes to LPs lining up to line the pockets of industry incumbents, which has led to oversubscription after oversubscription, bubbling under the surface, and now heading towards the light, is a growing movement characterized by Mark Schmitz of Equation Capital as. the, “Atomizing the European landscape to Micro, Nano and Individual GP funds.” Funds that outperformed the other funds.

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Granted, the math is simple, it’s much easier to return a €20 million fund than a €200 million fund. Okay, but what else is happening here? Stephan Heller of AlphaQ Venture Capital states:

“While an individual GP has its risks, we think it also has many advantages in terms of speed and agility around investments as well as the option to keep the size of the fund relatively small.” – Stephan Heller of AlphaQ Venture Capital

If you’ve ever spent time in Berlin, and let’s be honest, even though we haven’t, there’s one name that’s sure to cross your ears at one point or another: Robin Haak.

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In less than ten years, Haak’s CV includes founder at Axel Springer Plug and Play Accelerator, a seat on the advisory board of Slush, founder and co-CEO at the recruitment platform Jobspotting, a San Francisco-based start-up. SmartRecruiters founder, and co-founder of Wo/men Inc., a platform that supports career-oriented women in building their professional networks.

Operator experience, check.

Now let’s add that Haak is a general partner at the women-led growth fund Revaia, who was the first check investor in N26, has invested in Aircall, Frontify, Coralogix, Platform.sh, Getaccept, and acted as an angel investor in HeyData, Novos. Labs, Hier Foods.

Investor chops, check.

As of today, Robin Haak joins the growing list of European GPs with the speed and agility to act at the forefront with the launch of Robin Capital’s Fund One.

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Speaking to Tech.eu Haak said, “Looking at my heroes Elad Gil, Oren Zeev, Lachy Groom, that’s who I aspire to be – recognizing that it’s a long way. To be one of the those former founders and operators, spending their time quietly with the teams they bring back I can’t compete; I collaborate with the best founders and tier one VCs, supporting businesses and people in their growth and as as a friend and a passionate partner to entrepreneurs – having been there myself, I have the utmost respect for any entrepreneurship, and I want to give back to the ecosystem.”


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