Global Corporate Venturing Powerlist 2021, Top 100

Global Corporate Venturing, GCV, complied its annual Powerlist of the top 100 heads of corporate venturing units out of more than 2,000 companies that they cover globally. Harrie Vollaard, Head of RFV, made it to the top 100 Corporate Venturing Leaders. With this achievement RFV now represent the top 0.5% of the industry and is listed in the top 100 among renowned and well established names such as Google, Tencent, Alibaba, Intel and Softbank.


GCV uses metrics to select the list, which was drawn on their GCV Analytics insights-as-a-service data platform. In addition they also look for strategic and leadership measures, such as thought-leadership, vision and motivational abilities.

Harrie Vollaard, head of RFV in the top 100 Corporate Venturing units globally

Harrie Vollaard, head of Rabo Frontier Ventures, is selected for the top 100 Corporate Venturing Leaders. Harrie Vollaard has been leading Rabo Frontier Ventures (RFV), the strategic investment subsidiary of Netherlands-based financial services firm Rabobank, since the beginning of 2017. Now 4 years later Harrie has managed to build a strong portfolio and a well-established brand.

‘It’s been a journey since we kicked off 5 years back. I really like to thank GCV for this recognition. It’s a true appreciation of everything we have accomplished so far. Not only as investor but also in how we contributed to the overall innovation strategy and the way Rabobank can work together with start-ups/our portfolio companies.


Of course great gratitude to my team and I also like to thank Rabobank for their continuous commitment and support.’ Harrie Vollaard

About Rabo Frontier Ventures

Rabo Frontier Ventures (RFV) is a €200 million Corporate Venturing vehicle that invests directly in early growth stage (software) companies in the Fintech & Agtech space globally and indirectly in leading Venture Capital funds.


To date, RFV has 25 portfolio companies which include promising companies like Tide, Ageras and AgroStar and leading general tech funds such as Holtzbrinck, Valar Ventures and Balderton.


RFV targets four main areas within the Fintech and Agtech space: core
banking, adjacent services, Sustainable property and Food & Agtech where there is a cross over between FinTech and AgTech.

About Global Corporate Venturing

Global Corporate Venturing is the media publication and data provider for the corporate venture capital industry. It has a unique database, GCV Analytics, to which numerous Fortune 1000 companies subscribe, and it runs multiple global events, with flagship conferences in Silicon Valley and London.