Paul Zekveld Joins Main Capital Partners

Paul Zekveld has joined Main Capital Partners as a partner. He previously was with AlpInvest Partners as co-founder and co-head of its technology investment practice.



Main Capital Partners is happy to announce that Paul Zekveld (41) will join its investment team as Partner. Paul will not only return to his original business roots, he will also be re-united with his long-term investment partner Charly Zwemstra, Managing Partner of Main Capital Partners. Together they co-founded an co-headed the Technology Investments team of AlpInvest Partners (the former NIB Capital Private Equity and its predecessor PARNIB Holding).


Paul and Charly have successfully worked together as a team at AlpInvest Partners for a period of more than 7 years. They share an impressive track record in the European private equity technology market. Together they invested in success stories like Navteq, No Wires Needed, Oskar Mobile, Topsystems, Compex, @Entertainment, ODME, MetrixLab and many others.


Paul brings over 15 years of venture capital and private equity experience in the European information technology market, both as investment professional and later as informal investor. The past couple of years he was CFO at Q-go, a fast growing venture capital backed software company active in the market of online natural language search technology. Prior to AlpInvest, Paul worked as an investment analyst in the European IT team of Atlas Venture, one of Europe’s first and highly successful technology venture capital firms.


Paul holds Master Degrees in Business Information Science from HES Business School Amsterdam and Business Economics from University of Amsterdam.


Main Capital Partners expects to launch a third fund focused on industrial technology markets in The Benelux within the next few months. With Paul joining Main Capital Partners, the investment team is strengthened for the expected growing investment activities coming from this exciting opportunity.


About Main Capital Partners


Main Capital is a private equity investment fund manager with a clear focus on the Media, Entertainment and Technology sectors. Main Capital has top-expertise in growth investments and small to medium sized buy-outs and clean technologies such as e-paper. Investments include, for example, iRex Technologies, multimedia publisher Dutch Filmworks, document services group Tedopres, telecom services company Zetacom, insurance software company Actuera and mobile technology company Sharewire. Partners of Main Capital Partners are Lars van ’t Hoenderdaal and Charly Zwemstra. News on Main Capital