About Unknown

Unknown is an early-stage venture capital and business development firm, supporting founders and industry leaders to successfully bring innovations to the market: a “Venture Engine®”. With a fresh approach delivering venture success, lining up the industry and creating a pool of solutions ready to be adopted by the market.

Unknown is a merger between VenturesOne group and Unknown Group. Unknown’s experience in global startup scouting and corporate venturing, combined with the investment expertise of VenturesOne, strengthens the ambition to increase the success rate of innovations that address pressing local and global challenges.

The company is registered as Unknown Group BV at the Dutch Chamber of Commerce (KVK: 64913635)

History of VenturesOne

VenturesOne has built a diversified portfolio and investment structure, providing insights, skills and experience to help scale companies from seed investment to IPO, in an entrepreneurial way. With offices in The Hague and Singapore, their strategic presence in Europe and Asia has been crucial in helping scale their ventures internationally. Their investment portfolio currently has leading impact driven companies across the growth spectrum.

History of Unknown Group

Established in 2008, Unknown Group has developed a global network in innovation and entrepreneurship. Unknown partnered with more than 200 corporate and governmental organizations to scale open innovation and corporate venturing activities, such as DSM, Fujitsu and NATO. Unknown’s global startup competition, “Get in the Ring”, provides access to startups and talented founders in more than 220 cities, offering a global platform for thousands of founders every year to test, validate and scale their solutions.


Edward de Jager
Chairman of the board
Hendrik Halbe
CEO & Boardmember
Madelon Bangma
CFO & Boardmember
Hans Peddemors
Chief investment & Boardmember
Jurgen Nieuwenhuijsen
Jeroen van den Bosch
Andy Mosmans
Giels Brouwer