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.
Antoine Hendrikx, Investment Director
Antoine is the financial conscience of SanomaVentures. Antoine has extensive experience in all aspects of the financial discpline.
Sjoerd Huitema, Investment Associate
Sjoerd is our young gun, bringing experience in business analysis, (mobile) product development and app marketing.
John Vogel / Marije van Akkerveeken, Legal directors
John and Marije have the required legal expertise ranging from contractual agreements to intellectual property rights.
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.
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 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.