Corné joined Inkef to focus on early-stage Technology investments in software & Deeptech propositions. Before early stage investing he worked for several years in growth equity where he realized that his passion really lies in those formative earliest years of a venture. He started his career in London at Credit Suisse and Merrill Lynch where he advised technology companies on M&A transactions as well as IPOs. He holds a BSc in Finance from Reims Management School and a MSc. degree in Financial Management from the Nyenrode, Netherlands. When not working with start-up companies you might find Corné on the beach playing beach volleyball, in the kitchen cooking, spending time with his family or reading up on technology trends.
I really started my career as a roadie, travelling Europe with large stadium acts, building up the stages, audio and lightning equipment at festivals and concerts. That meant incredibly hard work for little money but it was a blast. In one way, the role of a VC is not that different: it’s our job to make ventures shine on stage!
Bloomon, is a subscription-based flower delivery service whose goal is to bring bespoke bouquets from grower to consumer in the fastest way possible by cutting out the traditional supply chain. The company was acquired by Bloom & Wild in 2021.
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Castor is a medical software development company based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Founded in 2011 by Derk Arts, their signature programme is a cloud-based electronic data capture platform which enables researchers to easily capture high-quality, reusable medical data.
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GitLab is a complete DevOps platform, delivered as a single application, fundamentally changing the way Development, Security, and Ops teams collaborate and build software. GitLab was one of the frontrunners of remote-only distributed teams. The Company was listed on NASDAQ in October 2021.
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Remote is the modern global payroll, tax, HR and compliance solution for distributed teams. Remote enables companies of all sizes to hire anyone, anywhere in the world in minutes. Remote’s mission is to bring remote cultures closer so that people and companies can grow further.
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Wercker is a continuous delivery platform focusing on changing the way developers build and deploy their applications. Its platform was built in order to make developers’ lives easier and enabling them to move fast and make things. The company was acquired by Oracle in 2017.