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.

Floortje Mostert

Research Analyst

Luc Mureau

Research Analyst

Martin Luxemburg


Lars Crama


Prof. Eric Claassen

Senior Advisory - Biotech

Annelize (Ann) Singh

Regional Director USA

Léon de Vos

Project Management

Keith Wallace

Advisory - Investments

Hendrik Halbe

Partner & CEO

Peter van Houdt


Thomas Blekman

Dean Global School for Entrepreneurship

Jurgen Nieuwenhuijsen

Partner & CTO

Aurelia Fiumarelli

Event Manager

Richard Luxemburg


Andy Mosmans

Advisory - Startup Marketing

Tom de Heus

Head of Events

Prof. Roy Thurik

Senior Advisory - Professor Entrepreneurship

Ruben Nieuwenhuis


Tharek Ghobar

Director Middle East

Thomas Bijen


Lee (Willy) Wei Lee

Business Development

Noortje van Heijst

Technology & Growth

Robert van Gasteren


Erwin Retel

Head of Design

Anirudh Balakrishnan

Regional Director India

Giedre Birmontaite

Business Development

Keith Bradley

Regional Director MENA

Emanuele Di Francesco

Business Development

Yana Lipcheva

Global Network

Rachelle Brusselaars


Jorinde Willbrink

Head of Scouting

Carley Panjer

Project Manager

Thomas Meijer

Head of Operations at Global School for Entrepreneurship

Prof. Justin Jansen

Senior Advisor - Corporate Entrepreneurship

Jelle Turkstra

Advisory - Investments

Timo Timmermans

Chairman Global School for Entrepreneurship

Annique de Greef

Head of People

Jochem Cuppen

Partner & Chief Strategy

Roy van der Loos

Finance officer

Denise van Blitterswijk

Head of Policy Advice

Dominika Tess

Startup Analyst

Jasper Warmenhoven

Project Management

Remco Temmink

Head of Sales & Marketing

Joost Bax

Head of Finance

Erwin Koenraads


Stathis Papadimitriou

Startup Analyst

Dirk Schouten

Team Development

Jessica Hale

Head of PR & Communications