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.

Dirk Schouten

Team Development

Jorinde Willbrink

Head of Scouting

Rachelle Brusselaars


Erwin Retel

Head of Design

Giedre Birmontaite

Business Development

Jasper Warmenhoven

Project Management

Thomas Blekman

Dean Global School for Entrepreneurship

Keith Wallace

Advisory - Investments

Lars Crama


Timo Timmermans

Chairman Global School for Entrepreneurship

Luc Mureau

Research Analyst

Denise van Blitterswijk

Head of Policy Advice

Carley Panjer

Project Manager

Thomas Meijer

Head of Operations at Global School for Entrepreneurship

Hendrik Halbe

Partner & CEO

Stathis Papadimitriou

Startup Analyst

Annique de Greef

Head of People

Ruben Nieuwenhuis


Lee (Willy) Wei Lee

Business Development

Floortje Mostert

Research Analyst

Anirudh Balakrishnan

Regional Director India

Léon de Vos

Project Management

Robert van Gasteren


Roy van der Loos

Finance officer

Joost Bax

Head of Finance

Jurgen Nieuwenhuijsen

Partner & CTO

Richard Luxemburg


Erwin Koenraads


Noortje van Heijst

Technology & Growth

Martin Luxemburg


Prof. Justin Jansen

Senior Advisor - Corporate Entrepreneurship

Jessica Hale

Head of PR & Communications

Annelize (Ann) Singh

Regional Director USA

Prof. Roy Thurik

Senior Advisory - Professor Entrepreneurship

Jochem Cuppen

Partner & Chief Strategy

Dominika Tess

Startup Analyst

Emanuele Di Francesco

Business Development

Peter van Houdt


Prof. Eric Claassen

Senior Advisory - Biotech

Thomas Bijen


Keith Bradley

Regional Director MENA

Remco Temmink

Head of Sales & Marketing

Tharek Ghobar

Director Middle East

Aurelia Fiumarelli

Event Manager

Jelle Turkstra

Advisory - Investments

Yana Lipcheva

Global Network

Andy Mosmans

Advisory - Startup Marketing

Tom de Heus

Head of Events