First Dutch

Empowering Human Progress

A change of era comes with complex challenges, vastly more than in an era of change. But it is precisely this new era that will offer numerous possibilities for innovation, partnerships and growth. If we embrace change, we can entangle the pathway towards a new sustainable and profitable reality. 

What we do

We are living in a time of unprecedented change and upheaval, and the challenges we face are immense. But so are the opportunities. At First Dutch, we believe entrepreneurship is a powerful tool for driving change and improving lives.

We believe that by providing entrepreneurs with the resources they need to succeed, we can help to create a more equitable and prosperous world. As a family of companies active in energy, health and technology, we are guided by our founder’s vision and driving force, Peter Goedvolk. We use our resources and expertise to provide mentoring, funding and networking opportunities to our family of companies, supporting them in bringing their ideas to life and scaling their businesses. By fostering the sustainable growth of our companies, we enable them to amplify their impact while we help drive positive change through their offerings. Our endeavours at First Dutch are not just about creating successful businesses but also about empowering human progress. As our goal is to create a ripple effect that will positively impact society as a whole.

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Our activities

First Dutch operates in three markets, each with its own specialization, but what underpins all our activities is the goal of promoting a better future for all.

Delivering on our purpose

We enable progress by continuously improving our offerings. We respond to new opportunities, innovations and trends while providing the solutions that are needed in a rapidly changing world. By fostering synergies within First Dutch and in our network, we can create intelligent route-to-markets and accelerate the connection of companies, customers and partners across the value chain. Additionally, we are not only investing in solutions that are needed today, but we are also scaling up our investments in future-proof solutions to seize opportunities for sustainable growth and progress.

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Our impact

Our entrepreneurial nature drives us to constantly look for opportunities and partnerships that help grow our presence. Today, First Dutch’s activities are distributed globally. From our family office in Rotterdam, we are always in search of new ways to expand our activities and enlarge the scale of our impact.
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Our corporate responsibility

Since our inception, First Dutch has always encouraged positive, responsible change. We pledge to use our resources and expertise to innovate as a force of good. We believe sustained growth is the only way to be a successful, future-proof company. By helping our companies, partners and customers contribute to a better future, we commit to enhancing the well-being of our employees and of the communities in which we operate.

This image shows an aerial view of a green field and a road. The road represents a pathway that leads to opportunities for partnerships and collaboration. The green field could symbolise the potential for growth and innovation that can be achieved through working together with others. Additionally, the aerial view of the image suggests a wider perspective and the idea of seeing the bigger picture. This could relate to the importance of considering multiple perspectives and working with others to achieve greater success. Overall, this image illustrates the idea that partnerships and collaboration can lead to growth, innovation, and greater success.

Our partnerships

No single player or solution can forge the path to a sustainable future alone. We believe we can only shape a sustainable future by working together with driven and innovative partners who share the same passion as we do.
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Working at First Dutch

First Dutch offers numerous opportunities for our employees to grow and develop themselves. We are always looking for entrepreneurial and passionate people who are as committed as we are to making a better, more sustainable future a reality.
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First Dutch Foundation

With the First Dutch foundation, we are committed to supporting the work of charitable and community organisations on a mission to enhance quality of life.

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First Dutch in Collaboration with Platform Zero Invests in UAB-Online

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Burando Maritime Services Acquires Atlantic Horizon Group

We are delighted to announce that on September 26th, Burando Maritime Services, a valued member…

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Ship Spare Logistics and Global Transport Solutions join forces

September 20, 2023 We are thrilled to announce that Ship Spare Logistics (SSL), previously a…

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Joint Investment in Hardt Hyperloop: Shaping the Future of Transportation

July 5, 2023 We are pleased to announce our joint investment, together with the founders…

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First Dutch invests millions in JEX

Accelerating one of the fastest-growing tech companies in the Netherlands. On Monday, June 26th, First…

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VSL Opens New European Center for Flow Measurement in Rotterdam

VSL, a member of First Dutch’s family of companies, has achieved a significant milestone by…

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Partnership NLC Health

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Burando acquires Martens Cleaning

Burando Maritime Services has acquired Zeeland-based Martens Cleaning, which primarily operates as a collector and…

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New European Centre for Flow Measurement

National Measurement Institute VSL has driven the first stake into its new ‘European Centre for…

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First Dutch to sell its stake in Share Logistics

On Friday, 25 November 2022, First Dutch completed the sale of its stake in Share Logistics to…

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Peter Goedvolk was named Chairman of the Rotterdam Maritime Board

Peter Goedvolk has been appointed by the Rotterdam Board as chairman of the Rotterdam Maritime…

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Please get in touch with us if you would like to receive more information about how First Dutch could help your organisation.