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Top Angel Investors in Netherlands

 The Netherlands economy is projected to grow by 2.7% in 2021 and 3.7% in 2022, reaching pre-crisis levels at the beginning of 2022. The Netherlands government has encouraged new industrial development in the fields of microelectronics, biotechnology, and the so-called digital economy. The Dutch are early adopters of technology and innovation, making the Netherlands an attractive destination for key technologies. The Netherlands ranks No.3 worldwide for the ease of doing business. The government is supporting entrepreneurs, including startups, through its ambitious Entrepreneurship Action Plan. It is important that they have better access to capital, knowledge, innovation and global market.

For the startups, the road to success gets blocked either because of lack of finance or competition from bigger market players. These are the times when startups need backing and funding. So this funding is provided by angel investors. Angel investors  play a substantial role in the growth of startups. With an adequate amount of money in hand and a choice to finance others, these Angels literally guide the startups in their initial journey and aid them to establish a base.

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List of Top Angel Investors in Netherlands.


1. Cok Mudde:

Cok Mudde is the Co-Founder of Linden Upstart, an accelerator for IT services and recruitment startups, based in Amsterdam. He founded his first IT company in 1985 and sold it in 1989. Since 2012 active as an investor in startups in Netherlands and via Angel list in the US. Cok Mudde is always interested to help startups with financing and support. 

Sector: Mobile Games, Consumer Internet, Mobile, Enterprise Software.

Portfolio: Airdog, GROVE, NodeSource, MagicBus.

Connect With Him: LinkedInAngelList 




2. Rune Theill:

Rune Theill is the Co-Founder and CEO at Rockstart, a global accelerator VC that empowers purpose driven founders on their way to success across three domains: energy, agri-food and emerging technologies. He is an experienced entrepreneur who loves to support other entrepreneurs to succeed. Rune Theill has experience in building ecosystems, creating accelerator programs and mentor based programs.

Sector: SaaS, Social Media, Mobile, Consumer Internet, Enterprise Software.

Portfolio: Cupenya, Deskbookers, Peerby, Zazzy.

Connect With Him: LinkedInAngelList 




3. Chang Ng:

Chang Ng is the Chairman of 10XCREW, a team of experts with a passion for data and e-commerce. He is also the Founder of Constrive Group. Chang Ng has managed to help small startups grow into large-scale businesses with substantial growth and profit. Chang Ng has been an active angel investor.

Sector: E-Commerce, Mobile, Internet of Things, SaaS, Healthcare.

Portfolio: Avuba, Beep Networks, Fonolo, ItsPlatonic.

Connect With Him: LinkedInAngelList 




4. Rob de Heus:

Rob de Heus is a Venture Capitalist and CEO of DHG Communications, an independent investment company with a no nonsense mentality. The firm invests smart capital in the Netherlands, USA, India and Singapore regions. Rob de Heus is also the Member Investment Committee of Healthy.Capital. He has made more than 30 investments in startups across Netherlands.

Sector: Clean Technology, Consumer Internet, Enterprise Software, Mobile, Cloud Computing.

Portfolio: henQ, Locality, Peecho, Instamojo.

Connect With Him: LinkedInAngelList 




5. Thijs Gitmans:

Thijs Gitmans is the Fund Manager at Mainport Innovation Fund, a venture capital fund that focuses on innovation in logistics, transport  and aviation. Thijs has the funding background and overview that could help startups find the right kind of capital and strategy that will move them forward. He is also a Partner at NBI Investors.

Sector: Education, SaaS, Consumer Internet, Enterprise Software.

Portfolio: Catawiki, Floodlight, Flinders, Intenta.

Connect With Him: LinkedInAngelList 




6. Patrick de Zeeuw:

Patrick de Zeeuw is the Founder and CEO at Startupbootcamp, a global network of industry focused accelerators. Patrick is an entrepreneur and tech-investor. He enjoys investing and working with startups, scaleups and innovation driven global corporations. He is also the Co-Founder of Accelerator Squared.

Sector: Education, Healthcare, Clean Technology, Media, Mobile.

Portfolio: 24sessions, Bizzy Labs, GeoSophic, Layergloss.

Connect With Him: LinkedIn




7. Erwin van der Veen:

Erwin van der Veen is a Partner at Capital Mills, a firm that provides revenue based financing and (late) seed venture capital to ambitious founders that want to scale their company. He is an early-stage investor and he actively invests in SaaS and Internet companies. Erwin is also an Advisory Board Member at Mopinion.

Sector: E-Commerce, Consumer Internet, SaaS, Big Data, Healthcare.

Portfolio: Avuba, Earlydoc, Fonolo, Karma.

Connect With Him: LinkedInAngelList 




8. Marcel van der Heijden:

Marcel van der Heijden is a Partner at Fortino Capital, a leading B2B software venture capital and growth equity firm with offices in Antwerp and Amsterdam. Marcel actively invests in early and mid cycle B2B SaaS businesses. Prior to joining Fortino Capital, he was a Patner at Speedinvest, a leading European venture capital fund for digital startups.

Sector: Mobile, Cloud Computing, Enterprise Software, Cryptocurrency.

Portfolio: Flaviar, Sipwise, Wefox, Inkitt.

Connect With Him: LinkedInAngelList




9. Ron Belt:

Ron Belt is the Managing Partner at Capitalmind, a fully integrated pan-European and international corporate finance advisory, which helps businesses, growth companies and corporates to exit, grow and finance their business. Ron is an investor in multiple venture capital funds, takes part in investment syndicates at Angellist  and directly invests in private equity opportunities.

Sector: Clean Technology, Consumer Internet, Enterprise Software, Mobile.

Portfolio: henQ, Bulbby, Gynzy, Storecove.

Connect With Him: LinkedInAngelList




10. Ian Zein:

Ian Zein is the CEO at Sentia Group, a leading company in the field of business critical managed hybrid cloud services in North-West Europe. Ian Zein has made more than 15 investments in startups across Netherlands. He has gained valuable experience in all aspects of M&A. Ian has also been a Founder and CTO at Pongnet BV.

Sector: Consumer Internet, Mobile, Enterprise Software.

Portfolio: EarlyDoc, Nouncy, PastBook, SoundFocus.

Connect With Him: LinkedInAngelList 




11. Corne Jansen:

Corne Jansen is a Partner at INKEF Capital, one of the leading early-stage venture capital funds in the Netherlands. He is an early-stage investor and he actively invests in disruptive startup and early-stage companies and supports pro-actively them during their build-out and expansion phases. Corne Jansen is also a Board Member at Cashforce.

Sector: Mobile, Healthcare, Enterprise Software, Clean Technology, Consumer Internet.

Portfolio: Kreditech, GeoPhy, ViCentra, ShapeWays.

Connect With Him: LinkedIn




12. Michael Kinsbergen:

Michael Kinsbergen is a Member of the Advisory Board at comScore since June 2010. Michael has been an active angel investor and mentor. He has made more than 11 investments in startups across Netherlands. Michael Kinsbergen earned MBA in Finance from the University of Pennsylvania- The Wharton School. 

Sector: E-Commerce, Social Media, Mobile, Consumer Internet.

Portfolio: Artsy, Kustomer, Otrium, mParticle.

Connect With Him: LinkedIn




13. Ray Quintana:

Ray Quintana is the Managing Director at Devvio Inc. He is an investment professional with more than 20 years experience in global technology assessment, corporate venturing and venture capital investment. Ray holds a MBA from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. 

Sector: Healthcare, Consumer Internet, Enterprise Software, Mobile.

Portfolio: OPNT, TriLumina, Sarcos, Bayotec.

Connect With Him: LinkedInAngelList




14. Herman Hintzen:

Herman Hintzen is currently a Builder of Business at Demeter Development (Pty) Ltd. He is also a Co-Founder  at HenQ Capital Partners, a venture capital firm based in Netherlands. Herman Hintzen is an experienced entrepreneur, investor and mentor. Herman aims to create value by empowering  talented visionaries transform their ideas  into real businesses. 

Sector: Cloud Infrastructure, Mobile, Consumer Internet, Enterprise Software.

Portfolio: Casengo, Libersy, Mendix, Monolith.

Connect With Him: LinkedIn 




15. Robin Allenson:

Robin Allenson is the Co-founder and CEO of Before joining, he was the Managing Director and Founder of InnerBalloons, an aggregated local listing content and innovated local search products platform. Robin has successfully founded, built and exited InnerBalloons. He has made more than 10 investments in startups. 

Sector: SaaS, Big Data, AI, Mobile, Consumer Internet.

Portfolio: D1Labs, Donna, Handstand, Mojo.

Connect With Him: LinkedIn




16. Paul Veugen:

Paul Veugen is the Founder and CEO of Detail Technologies, a computer software company based in Netherlands. He also worked with the teams at Mapbox and Color to help scale product, engineering and go-to-market. Paul Veugen actively invests in product-focused early-stage technology companies.

Sector: Health and Wellness, Big Data Analytics, Mobile Health.

Portfolio: DETA, Fitnesse, Aerial, Butlr.

Connect With Him: LinkedIn




17. Johan van Mil:

Johan van Mil is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner with early stage venture capital fund Peak, which invests smart equity capital in fast growing marketplace, platforms and SaaS companies. Johan is active as investor, entrepreneur and mentor. As an entrepreneur he was founder of various companies such as Adatus, ReturnSocial and MailMedia.

Sector: Clean Technology, Consumer Internet, Enterprise Software, Healthcare.

Portfolio: Catawiki, Flinders, StuDocu, Peecho.

Connect With Him: LinkedIn




18. Ernstjan Albers:

Ernstjan Albers is a Strategist at Wereldhave, a real estate firm based in Netherlands. Ernstjan is responsible for the creation and execution of Wereldhave Global CRM Strategy. He is also the Global Activation Manager at Fontem Ventures. Ernstjan has a growth mindset with vast experience within both startups and corporates. He earned his MBA from Maastricht University School of Business and Economics.

Sector: Clean Technology, Consumer Internet, Enterprise Software, Mobile.

Portfolio: Yassir, Rappi, Compology, Mercury.

Connect With Him: LinkedIn 




19. Kees Koolen:

Kees Koolen is the Founder and CEO at Koolen Industries, a firm enabling consumers and businesses to contribute to the energy transition. Kees has made more than 10 investments in startups across Netherlands. He is also a Founding Partner of EQT Ventures. Kees holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Fontys Hogescholen in the Netherlands.

Sector: Clean Technology, Consumer Internet, Education, SaaS, E-Commerce.

Portfolio: Expa, Operator, RentLingo, Markavip.

Connect With Him: LinkedIn




20. Edwin van den Berg:

Edwin van den Berg is the Interim CEO of Outdoor Life Group Holdings. He is an experienced professional in shaping the built environment. Edwin is also the Member of the Supervisory Board at De Hoop Terneuzen. Edwin focuses on helping entrepreneurs on the right business strategy, how to scale up the business sustainably and achieve operational excellence.

Sector: Mobile, Healthcare, Leisure, Clean Technology.

Portfolio: GRAYL, Lendahand, Klymit, Sana Health.

Connect With Him: LinkedInAngelList


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