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ING Ventures - ING's venture capital fund

ING Ventures is the venture capital arm of ING, making minority investments in early and growth stage companies that have a strategic relevance to ING. It targets series A to D stage companies with differentiating technology, a solid team, market traction and a proven solution to impact ING’s business and enable ING’s clients to access innovative and best-in-class services.

Who/what: €350m fund to support the acceleration of ING’s innovation strategy making minority equity investments in early and growth stage companies

Strategy: hands-on investor targeting companies with a strong team, technology, traction and strategic relevance for ING

Focus: Global mandate concentrating on fintech, regtech, proptech and advanced analytics in Europe, the US and Asia

Initial ticket size: €250k – €10m with capacity to support in follow-on rounds

How we add value

Based in Amsterdam but shadowing ING’s geographic footprint of 41 countries, ING Ventures is a €350 million fund that supports its entrepreneurs with hands-on support, know-how, scaling expertise and access to ING’s distribution network.

  • Access to a broad international distribution network of around 40m clients across 41 countries
  • In-depth product expertise and market know-how to help entrepreneurs scale their business
  • Hands-on support with operational challenges, business operations and corporate governance

Testimonials 

Investment

Stage

Location 

Focus 

Early stageUSAAscent is an AI-driven regulatory compliance software that automatically identifies and updates regulatory obligations
Early stageItalyAXYON provides AI-driven solutions to realise efficiency gains and improved performances to asset management and trading
Growth stageGermanyClark is an insurance robo-advisor for retail users with transparent, automated and comprehensive advice
ExitedNetherlandsCobase is a multibank platform for cash management and treasury services for mid and large sized corporates
ExitedSingaporeContour operates a trust network between banks and corporates as a basis to digitize trade finance products
Early stageUKCounting up is a mobile banking app for UK based freelancers & self-employed merging banking and accounting functions
Early stageUKDivido is a white-label retail finance platform and technology provider enabling banks and merchants to offer point of sale financing
Early stageUSAEigen technologies provides natural language processing technology to help customers extract unstructured data from documentation
Growth stageSpainFintonic is a virtual bank providing users financial behavior insights and access to a marketplace for financial products
ExitedGermanyFinCompare is an online platform that connects SMEs and lenders in Germany, automating financing applications for SMEs
Early stageUSAFlowcast provides an AI solution that powers and automates smarter decisions in credit risks
Early stageUKFnality provides alternative settlement rails to create a network of decentralised Financial Market Infrastructures (dFMIs)
ExitedUKFunding options operates a lending brokerage platform providing SMEs a one-stop shop for their financing needs
Early stageLuxembourgHQLAx leverages DLT to deliver liquidity and collateral management solutions for banks
ExitedUSAKabbage is an online instant SME lender driven by AI based alternative credit scoring
Early stageSwitzerlandKomgo operates a secure network of verified actors to digitalize trade finance workflows and transaction processes
Early stageUKNeptune provides real-time and high quality bond pre-trade data from sell-side banks to buy-side clients
Growth stageUSAOpenfin is an operating system and desktop integration platform allowing secure interoperability between industry relevant applications
ExitedBeneluxPayconiq is a B2B technology provider and mobile payment scheme for retail customers and merchants supporting POS, online and P2P transactions
Early stageUKProda is an AI-enabled property data standardisation platform that captures, standardises and quality checks rent roll data
Early stageUSASardine is a fraud prevention platform for financial services firms based on advanced KYC, behaviour biometrics and device intelligence
ExitedGermanyScoperty is a C2C transaction platform for German residential real estate facilitating housing transactions
Early stageNetherlandsWeaviate is an open source, AI-native vector database that helps
developers create intuitive and reliable AI-powered applications
Early stageSingaporeStemly helps companies to manage supply chain and finance processes by using autonomous ML technology
Early stageUSAR3 provides a DLT (Corda) and works with financial institutions to develop use cases for the industry
Growth stageUKThought Machine is a cloud native core banking system provider for retail & commercial banks
ExitedUK Marco Polo Network is a payment commitment, supply chain finance and receivable finance transaction platform that leverages DLT
Early stageUKTransFICC is an API-gateway provider to connect banks and asset managers with fixed income trading venues
ExitedCzech RepublicTwisto provides credit and money management solutions targeting retail clients
Early stageUKVakt operates a DLT based post-trade management platform focusing on the energy market
Early stageUKVault is a whistleblowing platform that uses a data-driven approach to track, report and resolve workplace misconduct
Growth stageChinaWeLab provides consumer lending and digital-only banking services in Asia 

Meet our team

The ING Ventures team consists of a diverse group of seasoned investment professionals with extensive venture capital experience.

Why partner with us

Our purpose is to empower people to stay a step ahead in life and in business. So whatever your financial needs, whether you are looking to expand and want strategic advice, or just want to make your day-to-day banking more efficient, we are here to support your business ambitions.

  • Serving corporate clients and financial institutions in over 35 countries.
  • We pair local and global insight with sector knowledge with financial expertise.
  • We are ranked as a leader in sustainability and we are included in the FTSE4Good Index.
  • Global Finance

    Best bank for sustainable infrastructure finance

    2024
  • Environmental Finance

    Lead manager of the year for social bonds and sustainability bonds - financial institution

    2024
  • Global Capital

    Most impressive investment bank for corporate ESG capital markets and advice

    2023