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“(…) He’s launching Robin Capital, which he says has now reached a first close of €3 million and is aiming for a €10–20 million final close. It will participate in angel, pre-seed, and seed funding rounds.
The former founder of Jobspotting (acquired by SmartRecruiters Inc. out of San Francisco in 2017), Haak was a first-check investor in N26 and has done over 20 other investments, including Frontify, Algolia, and Aircall. Haak was also previously a general partner with Revaia Growth One. (…)”
“(…) Robin Capital will back approximately 35 companies, depending on the final fund size, with cheques of €100k-600k. It has already made five investments, including Kombo, which makes an API companies can use to offer HR, payroll and recruiting software, and Beam, which develops generative AI agents for businesses.
The fund is sector agnostic, with specific interests in DevOps, healthcare, AI, edtech, fintech, cybersecurity and climate. HR tech and future of work are also of interest given Haak founded a job-matching platform called Jobspotting in the US in 2013. The company was acquired by SmartRecruiters four years later. (…)”
“(…) In less than a decade, Haak's CV includes founder at Axel Springer Plug and Play Accelerator, a seat on the advisory board to Slush, founder and co-CEO at recruitment platform Jobspotting, a startup that would go on to be acquired by San Francisco-based SmartRecruiters, and co-founder at Wo/men Inc., a platform that supports career-focused women as they build their professional networks. Operator experience, check.
Now let’s add that Haak is a general partner at female-led growth fund Revaia, was a 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.(…)”