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.
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.
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.
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.
Ludolf Stavenga, Investment Manager
Ludolf has a vast experience in e-commerce, media and travel, setting up websites, mobile portals and apps. Active in marketing, sales and business development roles. He helped developing a startup into a 100 million euro turnover company. Several years of experience in investment management and fundraising.
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 in June last year. Max has experience in e-commerce and affiliate marketing.
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
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 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