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Ventures

Unbottling the Future

We invest at seed and Series A in technology firms building the future of FMCG, and scale them across our network.

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Investor, Customer, Growth Partner

CCEP Ventures is the investment arm of Coca Cola European Partners, the largest Coca-Cola bottling franchise in the world.

We invest globally, combining the strategic value of a corporate partner with the speed, flexibility and risk appetite of a VC.

We aim to scale every investment we make across our business without stifling the start-up’s creativity or narrowing their vision.


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How we work with you

Our priority is investing in technology that will drive the future of the consumer goods industry. Post-investment, we work with our portfolio founders on their terms in three areas that can help drive the growth of their business:

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Sales
We act as a forgiving customer, helping you to test your product offering and refine your value proposition.
Network
We connect you with key brand and retail contacts in our vast network to accelerate your growth.
Strategy
We provide guidance from seasoned sector experts to help you make the best decisions to drive scale.

Ventures Team

 

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Graham Stokhyuzen - Director

Graham leads all investment initiatives  across CCEP. He has spent over 20 years in FMCG at all levels, with a focus on sales, marketing and strategy.

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Craig Twyford - Head of Ventures

Craig leads the CCEP Ventures team. He is a seasoned strategy consultant and consumer data/analytics specialist, with over 25 years of experience in firms including Nielsen and Kurt Salmon. 

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Matthijs Kostelijk - Investment Director

Matthijs works on Ventures and M&A at CCEP. He is an engineer and seasoned project manager, with over 15 years of experience in M&A and strategy with PwC, URSA and CCEP.

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Kirstie Maydew - 
M&A Director

Kirstie leads CCEP’s M&A team, and also works on certain Ventures projects. She is an experienced corporate financier, having worked for over 20 years at leading firms including Arthur Andersen, McQueen and Deloitte

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Patrick Ryan - Principal

Patrick is responsible for sourcing and assessing investment opportunities
and handling initial conversations. He has a background in FMCG and consumer investment at Pernod-Ricard and Crowdcube.

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Portfolio

tele

Teleretail is a software company building the future of automated retail logistics.

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Kol delivers alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to people in under 30 minutes