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 discipline.


Sjoerd Huitema, Investment Associate

Sjoerd is our young gun, bringing experience in business analysis, (mobile) product development and app marketing.


Marije van Akkerveeken, Legal directors

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.




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 and


kai_talas_bwKai 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.