HPE Growth has appointed former General Atlantic and TPG executives Tim van Delden and Manfred Krikke to lead the firm as co-managing partners and promoted Frederic Huynen to partner
Hans van Ierland, HPE advisory board chairman, commented, “I am very proud of what we have accomplished so far at HPE. Tim and Manfred have proven to be exactly the right people to take the firm to the next level and I am excited to continue to support them as they build HPE into a global firm. I will spend some of my additional time supporting initiatives of the Dutch government to stimulate investments in deep technology companies in the Netherlands.”
Krikke said, “Tim and I are grateful for the trust that our partners, team and investors place in us as we grow our firm. Over the past decade, we have honed HPE’s focus on investing in European digital champions, and we are excited to continue to build upon this strategy. We believe that this market poses one of the most exciting growth investment opportunities in the foreseeable future.”
Van Delden added “HPE’s organizational enhancements mark the next step in our evolution to becoming a Tier 1 player in Europe. As co-Founder of HPE, I welcome these recent developments which reflect our shift in scale and performance, as we continue to invest in winning technology firms. Our modern, sustainable culture is moving at a fast-growing pace to meet market and investor demands.”
HPE is also add to its team by promoting Huynen from principal to partner. Frederic has been one of the members of HPE’s investment team for nine years and heads up the firm’s fintech practice. Frederic serves on the boards of AEVI and NGData, and is closely involved in PPRO.
Jonne de Leeuw, who has been with HPE for more than six years, most recently as a principal, is becoming an HPE venture partner. De Leeuw is Board Member of HPE portfolio companies WeTransfer and Tiqets.