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Bas Godska

Bas Godska

Founder Netherlands For Ukraine Foundation #nl4ua.org | General Partner Acrobator Ventures

Amsterdam, North Holland

As CMO and entrepreneur Bas gained solid growth experience.
Now, as founder-turned-investor, he helps fellow tech founders succeed. Especially Eastern founders.
Bas has invested in 40+ startups so far, providing cash, network, advice and handson support.
Stages: mainly pre-seed/seed. VC tickets up to €1.5mn.
Pitchdecks welcome —> www.acrobator.vc (button “let’s talk”).

Bas' globally operating tech fund Acrobator Ventures shares growth know-how with founders. His C.A.S.H.C.O.W. B.O.M.B.E.R. growth hack formula has helped dozens of startups become scale-ups, market leaders, unicorns, even decacorn.

By bridging East & West, Acrobator Ventures creates arbitrage opportunities. We partner with global Tier 1 VCs in later funding rounds. This strategy combines the local inside track, unique early deal access and stable follow-on funding.
So far, founders in his Angel Fund raised over $1bn from VC/investors like Iconiq, Accel, Insight, Salesforce, Google, EBRD, Techstars...
Portfolio companies’ current market cap: >$20bn. 7 exits.
Bas is an early investor in decacorn Miro, in market leaders Harver, Chocofamily (Central Asia), Zakaz (UA), Travelata (RU), Piano (USA) & many others.

New fund closing mid Q2 ‘22.

Bas’ Portfolio 2011-2021, Fund I & Angel investments:
miro.com (unicorn); harver.com (exit to Rubicon PE); travelata.ru (co-founder); Chocofamily: chocotravel.kz, chocolife.me, aviata.kz, chocomart.kz (exit), lensmark.kz, rahmet.kz, chocofood.kz, iDoctor.kz; Newzmate.com (exit); piano.io; storyterrace.com; objectiv.io; Crossss (exit); clockster.com (exit); linkpizza.com; zakaz.ua; 6nomads.com; instreamatic.ai; omdena.com; aura-aware.com (exit); awesomic.com; memoryOS.com; monite.com; youtravel.me; iFarm, Midnightdeal.com, Insense.pro, LoCa, KindChallenge, Payze, Brainika, Superworld.app, leapfunder.com; respeecher.com; letsenhance.io; maroo.us, studyfree.com; streamSage; milaboratories.

TechCrunch & Crunchbase “Bas Godska is one of the most prolific Western investors in Eastern Europe”. Crunchbase: Top 15 EU Angel, #1 Dutch Angel; #1 Foreign Angel Investor CIS (EWDN/Firrma); Pitchbook rated Acrobator Angel Fund as #2 Dutch fund by IRR (2021).

Bas' previous roles (2003-2014):
CMO lastminute.com; Country Manager Sportingbet ; CMO Europe Orbitz.com ;
CMO / dep. CEO Ozon.ru ; VP Marketing Gloria Jeans ; Co-founder Travelata.ru ; CMO Lamoda (Rocket Internet) ; CMO Digital KupiVIP.ru ; eCom Director Enter | Svyaznoi ; Man. Dir. CIS myThings.com ; Founder Acrobator.com ;
Guest Lecturer Stanford GIC ('21); (MBA) Moscow School of Management.


Experience:

  • Founder (Acrobator Consultancy | Acrobator.com)
  • Ex-Investor (Exit) (Harver)
  • Founder (Netherlands for Ukraine Foundation)
  • Founder, General Partner (Acrobator Ventures)
  • Investor (Miro)

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