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.

Prof. Roy Thurik

Senior Advisory - Professor Entrepreneurship

Hendrik Halbe

Partner & CEO

Thomas Meijer

Head of Operations at Global School for Entrepreneurship

Prof. Eric Claassen

Senior Advisory - Biotech

Jelle Turkstra

Advisory - Investments

Andy Mosmans

Advisory - Startup Marketing

Luc Mureau

Research Analyst

Keith Wallace

Advisory - Investments

Remco Temmink

Head of Sales & Marketing

Jurgen Nieuwenhuijsen

Partner & CTO

Richard Luxemburg


Tom de Heus

Head of Events

Keith Bradley

Regional Director MENA

Prof. Justin Jansen

Senior Advisor - Corporate Entrepreneurship

Martin Luxemburg


Anirudh Balakrishnan

Regional Director India

Annelize (Ann) Singh

Regional Director USA

Ruben Nieuwenhuis


Jochem Cuppen

Partner & Chief Strategy

Thomas Bijen


Roy van der Loos

Finance officer

Erwin Retel

Head of Design

Noortje van Heijst

Technology & Growth

Léon de Vos

Project Management

Giedre Birmontaite

Business Development

Annique de Greef

Head of People

Sanny Ros

PA to the Board

Tharek Ghobar

Director Middle East

Joost Bax

Head of Finance

Carley Panjer

Project Manager

Floortje Mostert

Research Analyst

Lee (Willy) Wei Lee

Business Development

Edward de Jager


Erwin Koenraads


Robert van Gasteren


Dirk Schouten

Team Development

Lars Crama


Thomas Blekman

Dean Global School for Entrepreneurship

Timo Timmermans

Chairman Global School for Entrepreneurship

Jasper Warmenhoven

Project Management

Rachelle Brusselaars


Aurelia Fiumarelli

Event Manager

Peter van Houdt


Jorinde Willbrink

Head of Scouting