Remco van den Heuvel
Founder and partner – since 2004
“At 5square, we focus on commitment and long-term relationships. I’m proud of that. Joint interests also take precedence in challenging times! The proof? (Ex-)CEOs who also participate in successive funds. After all, nothing is more fun than becoming successful with other entrepreneurs and working together for much longer than the duration of the investment.
A passion for this work can also be a pitfall, however. If you start falling head over heels in love with a proposition, for example. In this case, it’s important not to forget to stay critical and to keep questioning yourself. And to pay sufficient attention to creating a good team in a portfolio company, another aspect of this profession that you should never underestimate.
My perfect day? It would start with sport. After that, I like to catch up with my colleagues. Followed by a solid strategic discussion, a promising proposition and a dinner with investors. At weekends, I free up time for fun, sport, play and good food & drink.”