My current activities:

SNTMNT

Co-Founder

Social sentiment for financial markets, profitable since 2013. Clients include BinckBank. More information.

VNT.RE

Founder, Fund manager

Seed stage investment firm, primarily targeting investments in promising U.S. startups, applying a diversification strategy. More information.

StartupJuncture

Founding editor

Largest Dutch startup blog, reporting on news, as well as publishing editorials, interviews and guest blogs. More information.

Dutchstartupdatabase

Initiator

Database with the largest collection of Dutch startups, founders, accelerators and investors active in the startup scene. More information.

Dutchstartupnews & #NLTech

Initiator

Combination of startup news website, as well as Twitter hashtag innitiative to bring startup scene closer together and increase exposure. More information.

Startupbootcamp & Rockstart

Mentor

Mentoring focussed on specific topics around finance, funding and strategy, as well as general (lead) mentor roles at various startups across different accelerator classes.

The journey so far:

During my time as a student in Rotterdam I ran a "life-style" business with a tier-one client base including ING, Unilever, KPMG, Shell and Boston Consulting Group. With masters in finance & investment, financial management & control and financial law in the pocket I spent a couple of years as an investment banker at Barclays Capital and UBS Investment Bank. Next I joined Parcom Capital, in their new Quoted Equity team, where we raised a EUR1 billion "activist hedge fund".

Following my time at Parcom I did my MBA at INSEAD in France/Singapore and graduated with distinction. At INSEAD I founded my first startup, after which a string of mild successes and mild failures followed suit. We realised exits for Vooxl and Share a Bite, while growing SNTMNT to profitability. Next to my founder activities I also started investing in startups in 2010, which later resulted in a specific strategy I now employ at VNT.RE.