ZIVVER completes $12 million fund raise

AMSTERDAM / LONDON / BERLIN / BRUSSELS—(October 16, 2018)— ZIVVER, Europe’s leading secure communications platform, has raised $12M in a transaction led by SaaS specialist Dawn Capital with participation from DN Capital and the existing investor henQ Capital Partners.

ZIVVER is a full-stack platform that allows you to protect your sensitive data with ease. Its ISO-certified machine-aided software scans emails and attachments, flagging any unusual behaviour patterns, while best-in-class asymmetric encryption protects all the data on the go. In a true platform fashion, ZIVVER also allows users to share files thousands times larger than the usual limits, without resorting to unsecure shadow IT. No new account or app installation is required to access this bullet-proof, enterprise grade tool.

The company was founded in Amsterdam in 2015, by Rick Goud and Wouter Klinkhamer, at the time both consultants to Dutch healthcare institutions. “We saw first hand the paradox that patients can greatly benefit when their medical files are shared between doctors and hospitals but at the same time this data is so sensitive that sharing was made extremely difficult by security procedures,— said Goud. So we set ourselves the challenge to build a completely secure communications infrastructure that is accessed from Outlook and looks like regular email.” “But beneath the hood”, added Klinkhamer, “is a GDPR-compliant platform with end-to-end protection, which addresses human errors, including misaddressed emails and incorrect attachments, all with seamless two-factor authentication at a click of a button.”  “What makes ZIVVER unique, is its technologically superior yet intuitive product. ZIVVER is where best-in-class security meets frictionless use”,— added Evgenia Plotnikova, Principal at Dawn Capital.

Since launching in 2017, ZIVVER has grown at a rapid pace to become the market leader in the Netherlands with more than 20% of hospitals communicating over ZIVVER’s platform. A launch into the local government has rapidly lead to a similar 20% market share and growing. “The bet we were taking was whether ZIVVER could jump the Dutch border and we were delighted to see that during our investment process the company started closing Belgian and German customers”—said Norman Fiore, Partner at Dawn Capital. “ZIVVER is already opening offices in Belgium and Germany and we are excited to help the business fuel growth in these markets we know well,”—added Thomas Rubens, Partner at DN Capital.

“From the early days, we knew that opportunity in healthcare alone was huge. As medical datasets grow and patient records become increasingly digital, sharing data in a secure fashion is critical. We are excited to have new investors onboard to assist the company in reaching the next level and going cross-border and cross-sector,”—sayids Jan Andriessen, Partner  at henQ Capital, early stage Dutch fund and existing investor.



ZIVVER is a full-stack communications platform that allows users to email and share files securely. Its ISO-certified, machine-aided software offers strong encryption, flags unusual user behaviour and requires no installation to be used. Trusted by thousands of users today, ZIVVER is already the market leader in the Netherlands and is growing rapidly across Europe. For more information on ZIVVER’s product and company, visit www.zivver.eu, or follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter.

About Dawn Capital:

Established in 2007, Dawn Capital  (“Dawn”) is the largest VC fund dedicated to B2B software and B2B fintech start-ups ups across Europe. Dawn invests from Series A onwards, backing companies that develop world leading offerings with unbeatable economics. Currently investing out of its third fund of $235 million, Dawn offers ambitious founders operational and financial support to deliver exceptional value growth. Dawn’s portfolio companies include Mimecast (NASDAQ: MIME with $2.5BN market cap), iZettle (sold to PayPal for $2.2BN cash), Collibra, Showpad, Automile and Neo Technology, with many others looking to join their rank.

About DN Capital:

DN Capital is a leading early stage venture capital firm which focuses on Seed, Series A and select series B investments in marketplaces, software, fintech and digital health companies. The firm was founded in 2000 and has operations in London, Berlin and Silicon Valley. DN Capital’s previous funds are top performers and the firm is one of the lead investors in companies such as Endeca (sold to Oracle), Shazam (sold to Apple), Auto1 (Europe's largest used car marketplaces), Purplebricks (IPO London) and Quandoo (sold to Recruit).

About henQ:

henQ Capital Partners, being a pioneer from the early 2000’s, is a venture capital firm investing in the enterprise tech of the future, transforming entire industries in the process. During their involvement henQ actively contributes to growth by leveraging their experience, interconnecting portfolio companies and deploying specialists who help the companies achieve their goals. henQ has had the pleasure of helping out companies like SEOshop, Mendix and StudyTube in previous funds, and currently has invested in companies such as Impraise and Mews Systems.

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