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Interstellar Group boosts growth by welcoming RawWorks

19.12.2023 • 6 min read

Delft, December 19, 2023 – IT service provider INTERSTELLAR Group continues to feed its ambitious growth with the addition of IT company RawWorks and its affiliated managed services provider RawServices. By doing so, INTERSTELLAR Group has strengthened its position as a strategic IT control and management partner for mid-sized organizations. As a leading Microsoft Partner, RawWorks specializes in infrastructure-as-code, security, software development, data, cloud and workspace, offering INTERSTELLAR Group a distinctive market advantage. By joining INTERSTELLAR Group, RawWorks can fulfill its growth ambitions and provide more opportunities for its customers and employees. RawWorks will continue to operate from the Odijk office.

Strategy and AI to improve productivity

INTERSTELLAR Group has been growing rapidly, not least due to its supported buy-and-build strategy through Quadrum Capital; in two years, the group has expanded to comprise eleven companies and eight hundred employees. Earlier this year, INTERSTELLAR Group acquired Felton. The addition of RawWorks marks a major milestone for INTERSTELLAR Group and significantly boosts its execution power in the fields of AI, architecture, strategy and project implementation. The specialized consultants at RawWorks not only use their knowledge and experience in their day-to-day work, but also by providing training courses on Microsoft and on infrastructure as code. Even after this acquisition, INTERSTELLAR Group will continue to actively look for interesting organizations that can offer added value to its clients and employees.

Increasing impact

Launched in May 2019, RawWorks was able to grow to 100 employees within a short time frame. By joining INTERSTELLAR Group, RawWorks is also taking another step in its growth. This makes the IT specialist more relevant to clients, making it possible for the consultants to achieve more impact with Mission One – the methodology used by RawWorks to help organizations work faster and smarter by combining new technologies. In addition, RawWorks can grow its portfolio of managed services, since INTERSTELLAR Group has more than enough capacity to accommodate that. The three founders of RawWorks – Martijn van Deursen, Linda de Ridder and Arjen Paul – will continue to lead the RawWorks team, while also adopting roles on the executive team of INTERSTELLAR Group.

With RawWorks’ specialized knowledge, specifically in AI and Copilot, we can expand our portfolio.

Maarten van MontfoortCEO

Maarten van Montfoort, CEO at INTERSTELLAR Group, had this to say about the acquisition: “IT solutions that increase productivity are in growing demand among our clientele. With RawWorks’ specialized knowledge, specifically in AI and Copilot, we can expand our portfolio. The high-energy approach at RawWorks and their Mission One philosophy fit very nicely with what we have already built. With this addition, we are also giving our Microsoft strategy a huge boost.”

Martijn van Deursen, partner at RawWorks, adds: “We were looking for a partner that could help us fulfill our growth ambitions and we found an excellent match in INTERSTELLAR Group. Many of the people we have enjoyed working with for years are now becoming our colleagues. By joining INTERSTELLAR Group, we can now offer our consultants bigger challenges, provide a wider range of options for our clients, and bring our growth ambitions within easier reach. We are eagerly looking forward to continuing co-investing and helping to build a strong INTERSTELLAR.”

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About INTERSTELLAR Group

INTERSTELLAR Group aims to be the most relevant IT service provider in the Netherlands. The company intends to achieve this by acquiring the right in-house knowledge and expertise as well as continuously developing its competencies, both organically and through acquisitions. INTERSTELLAR Group provides support and assistance to its clients in the fields of productivity, platform and security. The company emerged in 2021 from the portfolio of investment firm Quadrum Capital and currently has over 800 employees working from 11 locations across the country. With a focus on mid-sized organizations and institutions, INTERSTELLAR Group improves the performance and stability of IT environments to ensure that its clients can become even more innovative and successful and achieve their goals.

About RawWorks

RawWorks’ mission is to help their clients save time in their work week. The IT company achieves this by providing the AI Workplace, combining various innovations that include chatbots, workflow automation, M365, AI support, custom apps, security and APIs. Established in 2019, RawWorks has a workforce of over one hundred employees, using its Mission One methodology to assist clients in their journey to work smarter and increase productivity. For more information, go to https://rawworks.nl.

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