Imqubator (IMQ), the $250 million Amsterdam-based seeding platform backed by Dutch pension giant APG, has confirmed it will focus increasingly on acceleration deals as opposed to seeding, and is seeking to collaborate with large asset managers in
My fly-over visit to Amsterdam, with the stated objective of better understanding the Dutch hedge fund and institutional investor landscape, discovered an industry unsure of its future.
Acceleration capital is becoming increasingly prolific at a number of investors which have historically embraced seeding day-one hedge fund managers.
It is highly probable some investment consultants will eventually launch funds of funds vehicles, Towers Watson has said.
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