a global network

We are explorers

Our mission is to back impactful ventures on team, traction and cash to scale them out the unknown

Local expertise

Global reach

We work with more than 1000 explorers globally to achieve our mission. They are experts and frontrunners in innovation, technology, strategy, investments and entrepreneurship.

Jorinde Willbrink

Head of Scouting

Prof. Justin Jansen

Senior Advisor - Corporate Entrepreneurship

Jasper Warmenhoven

Project Management

Keith Wallace

Advisory - Investments

Jurgen Nieuwenhuijsen

Partner & CTO

Thomas Blekman

Dean Global School for Entrepreneurship

Prof. Roy Thurik

Senior Advisory - Professor Entrepreneurship

Erwin Retel

Head of Design

Joost Bax

Head of Finance

Keith Bradley

Regional Director MENA

Luc Mureau

Research Analyst

Aurelia Fiumarelli

Event Manager

Carley Panjer

Project Manager

Timo Timmermans

Chairman Global School for Entrepreneurship

Lee (Willy) Wei Lee

Business Development

Richard Luxemburg


Anirudh Balakrishnan

Regional Director India

Ruben Nieuwenhuis


Remco Temmink

Head of Sales & Marketing

Jochem Cuppen

Partner & Chief Strategy

Noortje van Heijst

Technology & Growth

Tharek Ghobar

Director Middle East

Sanny Ros

PA to the Board

Dirk Schouten

Team Development

Martin Luxemburg


Robert van Gasteren


Jelle Turkstra

Advisory - Investments

Thomas Meijer

Head of Operations at Global School for Entrepreneurship

Prof. Eric Claassen

Senior Advisory - Biotech

Annique de Greef

Head of People

Giedre Birmontaite

Business Development

Lars Crama


Hendrik Halbe

Partner & CEO

Annelize (Ann) Singh

Regional Director USA

Andy Mosmans

Advisory - Startup Marketing

Roy van der Loos

Finance officer

Floortje Mostert

Research Analyst

Thomas Bijen


Erwin Koenraads


Léon de Vos

Project Management

Peter van Houdt


Edward de Jager


Rachelle Brusselaars


Tom de Heus

Head of Events