We support early teams in Europe and the US to build the infrastructure, tools, and decentralized platforms that simplify the way we work, by making technology more accessible and unlock creativity.
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Who are we?
Anke Huiskes, Micha Hernandez van Leuffen and Paul Veugen started NP-Hard Ventures to bundle their experience as operators and founders to fund the best teams who are changing the way we work.
Paul is the founder & CEO of Detail, an early-stage startup that makes it easy to produce high-quality, cinematic video.
In the past 2 years, Paul invested in 30 pre-seed and seed companies in Europe and the US, primarily focusing on the business of creativity, data-driven productivity, and developer tools. He is an LP in early-stage funds like 500, Adjacent, Cavalry, Plural, and MCJ Collective.
Anke is the founding partner of angel syndicates ANGELS.vc, Planet Positive and Aletta Angels and spent the last eight years as an operator at early-stage startups in San Francisco.
Anke has made 10 direct investments in early stage startups, and 40+ indirect investment via syndicates. She is an LP in Union Square Ventures, 776, FJ Labs, and Jetstream.
Micha Hernandez van Leuffen
Mies is the founder & CEO of Fiberplane, a collaborative notebook product that helps developers and DevOps engineers debug their infrastructure. He previously was the founder & CEO of Wercker which was acquired by Oracle to augment their cloud-native strategy.
Mies has invested in almost 30 deals focusing on infrastructure, developer productivity and design tools. He is an LP in Basecase Capital, Cocoa, Adjacent, and Cavalry Ventures.
As angels we've invested in over 40+ early-stage companies in Europe and the US in the past 24 months. We're proud to be trusted by a diverse group of amazing founders to support them in growing their business from the earliest days.
Layer 1: The Infrastructure of Tomorrow
The developer infrastructure that powers the software services of tomorrow.
Continued innovation in building blocks and infrastructure is the foundation to all software products and services we use today. We want to invest in new layers of abstraction that power the products we'll be using tomorrow.
Angel investments include:
Layer 2: Developer & Creative Tools
New developer and creative tools will lower the barrier and inspire a new generation of makers, builders, and creatives.
A next generation toolbox to enable professionals to output high-quality work faster and collaborate more easily.
Layer 3: Platforms for Ownership & Access
Decentralized platforms enable more people to contribute and benefit from their creativity.
We believe the new generation of workers will have the opportunity to hold ownership of their own work and increase their leverage. Decentralized platforms are taking away the need for 'the middle-man' and advance accessibility. It will put any community on steroids and create opportunities to build better products, enable individual contributors to turn their work into income-generating projects, and distribute wealth.
Angel investments include: