About ECFG

ECFG is an independent, private firm that advises, assists and invests in SMEs active in business-to-business markets. Our activities are primarily focused on innovative and promising entrepreneurs in the south-east region of the Netherlands (the so-called Brainport region). We do this in our own way, by sharing knowledge and network. We cooperate with the entrepreneur on its company and involve where needed our broad entrepreneurial (investing) supporters.  

ECFG is predominantly strong in venture capital, corporate finance and mergers & acquisitions (M&A’s).

Actively involved & result driven

Entrepreneurial

Added value

Expertise

Honest & reliable

Win-win for all stakeholders

Regional / international network

The team

Our team of advisors is characterized by:

  • Recognition of the characteristics of a high-tech starter/grower.
  • Judgement capacity of the company lifecyclephase.
  • Assessment of the breakthrough moment.
  • Experience in creating added value for the company.
  • Generate respect by creating a win-win situation for both the company and the investor.
  • Integer and transparent approach.
  • Hands-on mentality, where needed doing the dirty work.
  • Getting things done

The team of advisors is supported by analysts / investment managers. Besides, ECFG is supported by an Advisory Board and an Investment Committee. The investment funds of ECFG have an independent Supervisory Board that supervises.

Shareholders of the funds and the large network are continuously called upon, since they are the hair capillaries of our investment region.

Get in touch with us.

Venture Capital

Hans Bloemen

Managing Director | Partner
bloemen@ecfg.nl
+31 (0)6 51 61 54 25

Ruben Baijens

Investment Director | Partner
baijens@ecfg.nl
+31 (0)6 25 05 15 41

Ifrensly Mathilda

Investment Manager | Analyst
mathilda@ecfg.nl
+31 (0)40 295 03 13

Aron Vromans

Investment Manager | Senior Advisor | Associate
vromans@ecfg.nl
+31 (0)6 29 52 02 59

Mark Bulsink

Senior Advisor
bulsink@ecfg.nl
+31 (0)6 22 80 32 46

Joost Ploos van Amstel

Senior Advisor | Associate
ploos@ecfg.nl
+31 (0)6 53 10 70 66

Jonno van der Donk

Investment Manager | Analyst
vanderdonk@ecfg.nl
+31 (0)6 50 97 18 88

Finance & Growth

Hubert Bosch

Senior Advisor | Associate
bosch@ecfg.nl
+31 (0)6 46 60 68 41

Marc Habraken

Senior Advisor | Associate
habraken@ecfg.nl
+31 (0)6 54 94 17 99

Johan van Dijk

Senior Advisor | Associate
vandijk@ecfg.nl
+31 (0)6 53 93 02 12

Philip Beaufort

Analyst
beaufort@ecfg.nl
+31 (0)6 53 54 98 55

Investment Services

Nick Lammers

Analyst
lammers@ecfg.nl
+31 (0)6 41 43 94 80

Support

Silvia Dekkers

Marketing & Communications Manager
communicatie@ecfg.nl
+31 (0)6 28 83 03 30

Helmy van Kollenburg

Officemanager
vankollenburg@ecfg.nl
+31 (0)6 13 53 86 16

Vision

We believe that the use of high-end corporate finance is essential for a company from the foundation onwards, in order to complete every lifecycle phase successfully. By optimally using governmental stimulating- and subsidy regulations and (bank) financing constructions, one accelerates the development of a company strategically. Furthermore venture capital can be a growth accelerator or multiplier for an entrepreneur and its investors.

Venture capital is still characterized by the American investing method: taking calculated risks and striving for a calculated return. We give, by implementing a broad range of (financial) instruments, a positive European twist to the use of venture capital. This is what we call ‘smart capital’!

History

Hans Bloemen and Ruben Baijens have founded ECFG (formerly: Eindhoven Corporate Finance Group) in 2007, with the ambition to make local entrepreneurship, network and capital available for new and young entrepreneurs in the Brainport region. This ambition is funded on the belief in the possibility of achieving a win-win situation for all stakeholders, including the region itself, in the form of an appropriate return.

In 2000, the venture capital fund Stimulus Venture Capital Fund BV (SVCF) originated inside the former regional economic development society NV REDE (nowadays known as Brainport Development NV). In the years 2007 and 2008, the fund EVCF was started, based upon SVCF, which initiated ECFG as the fund manager of both funds. In 2018 the Eindhoven Venture Capital Fund II started.

In 2011 ECFG moved to its current building on the Ten Hagestraat at the heart of the city Eindhoven. Since then the team got strengthened with senior advisors, who each feature a special expertise, besides a wide general vision. Because of a combination of ambition and demand from entrepreneurs / investors, ECFG has started delivering Investment Services and Business Control as well.

Corporate identity

The basis of the corporate identity concept is the visualization of the components within ECFG and the involved feeling this concept generates. The two main components are the ECFG approach and the five target groups within the innovative growth companies (ICT, High Tech, Agro Tech, Environment & Sustainability, B-2-B) in the Brainport Eindhoven region.

Every main component has its own theme. The rational (the left hemisphere) is the theme for the ECFG approach and for the investors. ECFG has the knowledge and network to assist the target group and the investors need to know the facts. The rational is represented by circles. More and more the circles diverge like a ripple of water. This portrays the ECFG approach: the intensive guidance of innovative growth companies until the exit phase, the slowly release.

The emotional, intuitive and sense (the right hemisphere) is the theme for innovative growth companies. These companies need to have a good feeling about the cooperation with ECFG. The emotional is represented by an organic image from nature.

For every target group exist different images. In every main image the circles are visualized in half with a half circle shaped organic image. In this way the two components are brought together. In order to emphasize that it is about the young, innovative growth companies with a fresh vision on the world, one will notice this in other images as well. The images of Eindhoven refer to the Brainport region and for every target group one picture is close to nature and one picture is near to the relating industry. In these images, the mentioned slogans are the core values of ECFG. One of the core values is that ECFG distinguishes itself by a highly transparent and ‘getting things done’-approach. The employees of ECFG are honest and have the right network to achieve fast sustainable results.