Marco Pieters

Founder and Managing Partner

Marco is a passionate, high energy and imaginative investor with a large international contact capital and 20+ years experience in investing his private funds in early growth businesses and scale-ups.

It started in the 90s

Educated in the Netherlands, Spain, Germany and the US, Marco started his business career with Merrill Lynch in the early 90’s spearheading a completely new business in Eastern and Central Europe. In 1996 Marco embarked on a new career as an entrepreneur in the UK. Together with his business partner Paul Daniels, they built 7 businesses from scratch.

6 Successful exits

In 2010, with 6 successful exits to his name – including one to a Private Equity buyer – Marco and Paul formed Involved investors and together they invested in 9 early growth companies. 4 successful exits later – including one IPO – Marco teamed up with Tom and formed Slingshot in 2014. Headquartered in the Netherlands, their aim was to invest in early growth ventures in the Western Europe. Just like his role in Involved Investors, Marco likes to take a hands-on approach assisting talented entrepreneurs where they need it most.

Working with entrepreneurs and inspiring them realise their big dreams.

When Marco is not working he is...



Playing golf

Playing tennis