Meet Our team
I am an entrepreneur cum investor passionate about building high-impact ventures. I have been on all sides of the fence of the entrepreneurial equation. As a founder of De Kleine Consultant and Rocket Internet-backed Lamudi – the largest online real-estate marketplace in South East Asia, I learned the grit and hustle of building a company from scratch. As an investor at HAL Investments – a EUR 12.5bn private equity firm and as a partner at European Seed-stage fund Peak Capital, I learned how money moves the needle and how it catalyzes change. As a fintech scale-up CEO for Ant Financial backed TrueMoney in South East Asia I learned how to steer a large company through growing pains. At Carbon Equity all three perspectives are critical to understanding how we leverage capital to build and scale a net-zero economy from scratch.
Intrigued by the power of computers since the age of eight, when my parents bought our family a PC. Wrote my first little software programs at age 12 and ever since the internet arrived in our home a few years later I haven’t looked back.
I have started up a wide range of businesses, from banner-fueled websites in 1999 to a web hosting company right in the middle of the dot com bubble, to a successful SaaS straight out of university, and a moonshot B2C app that instead of landing us on the moon ended up taking us many other interesting places (among which YCombinator).
Founded and co-ran the new corporate venture capital group of Royal Philips, investing globally in digital health start-ups and healthcare focused VC funds.