Team

AMSTERDAM OFFICE

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Herman Kienhuis, Investment Director

Herman brings to the team a lot of experience in strategy, corporate finance, M&A, venture financing, business development, product management, web/app development, online marketing and recruiting.

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Eli van Goudoever, Investment Associate

Eli brings experience from financial investment management and (re)structuring financial transactions, while also being a micro scale entrepreneur himself.

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Marije van Akkerveeken, Legal director

Marije has extensive experience as an M&A lawyer in the media industry and brings a wide range of legal expertise ranging from contractual agreements to privacy regulations to intellectual property rights.

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Gijs Corstens, Investment Analyst

Gijs is a recent graduate from the Copenhagen Business School where he specialized in Venture Capital. Gijs has experience in both the media sector as well as the digital design sector.

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Max Hofland, Investment Analyst

Max previously studied Organization and Finance at the University of Amsterdam, and organized a business development trip to Silicon Valley for ICT entrepreneurs. Max has experience in e-commerce and affiliate marketing.

HELSINKI OFFICE

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Jussi Kallasvuo, Investment Manager

Jussi brings in a experience in investment management and private equity and has a strong network in the Finnish telecom, media and technology sector

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Ville Varis, Director Digital Strategy and Ventures, Sanoma News

Ville brings in a wide range of experience in strategy, business development and various aspects of M&A from digital media and telecom industries. Ville is also board member of Etua.fi and Digile.fi.

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Kai Talas, Manager Business Development and Ventures, Sanoma Learning

Kai is focusing on e-learning startups and brings very relevant experience from venture capital and business building perspective and from the educational business.

In addition, SanomaVentures uses experts and business mentors from Sanoma’s Business Units or externally, to bring specific in-depth knowledge with regard to the sector in which the venture operates.

Some of our experts:

  • Performance Marketing: Stefan Havik
  • Usability: Annemarie Boon
  • SEO: Marcel van Etten
  • Business development: Leonard Bukenya
  • Growth hacking: Justus Fokker
  • Interaction Design (UX): Roy Abbink
  • Application & database architecture: Sander Kieft
  • Software development: Arjen de Vet
  • IP law: Jurren Baars
  • Communication & PR: Nathalie Kruger