FORWARD.one is thrilled to announce Beau-Anne Chilla's well-deserved promotion to Partner. Formerly an Investment Manager, her dedication and expertise have earned her a key role in Europe’s leading venture capital firm for deeptech.
Beau-Anne joined FORWARD.one in October 2022, bringing experience from her role as Investment Principal at impact investor DOEN participaties. She has played a pivotal role in steering FORWARD.one's strategic investments into Climate Tech , e.g. successfully orchestrating the Nuventura Series A. She has an academic background as an engineer, holding a cum laude MSc in Industrial Engineering (Robotics and Control Engineering) from the University of Groningen. She also co-founded student consultancy the Young Advisory Group during her Masters and worked for the Dutch fintech giant Adyen before turning to Venture Capital.
In her own words, Beau-Anne shares, "I believe that all the biggest challenges of our times, like the energy transition, require deeptech and hardware innovations. FORWARD.one has been backing entrepreneurs in these growing markets since inception and I am excited to commit long-term to the fund’s team and success.“
Co-founder of FORWARD.one, Riemer Smink expresses his enthusiasm, saying, "Beau's expertise and dedication make her a true asset to our team. We're fortunate to have her join our partnership."
Based in Amsterdam, FORWARD.one is actively deploying capital from its €145 million second fund, leading investment rounds in prominent startups such as Qualinx, Quantware, Optics11 and Nuventura.