Robert Jan Galema

Managing Partner
Robert Jan Galema | Inkef
My journey

Robert Jan joined inkef in 2013. Before joining RJ has developed as a multi-lingual senior executive and investment professional with over 20 years of experience in global technology environments and a proven record of accomplishment. He has held senior executive positions at Philips and Electrolux as well as founded a number of companies. He has also held numerous supervisory board and investment management positions. Robert Jan received a Master’s in Business Economics from the Erasmus University Rotterdam and followed an Executive MBA program at Duke.

One fact

Confronted with difficult situations I often try to clear the air by translating those situations in spontaneously created metaphors. Some of these work, some don’t and some create an utterly confused audience in search for any sort of understanding….If you can’t convince: Confuse!!

Aito | Inkef

Aito is a user interface innovator that believes “a product is desirable when its interaction is pleasurable.” Aito’s products are based on patented and award-winning Piezo Sensing and Haptics technology.

Blendle | Inkef

Blendle is a Dutch online news platform that aggregates articles from a variety of newspapers and magazines and sells them on a pay-per-article basis. The company wants to make the best journalism accessible to anyone, anywhere, anytime. It was acquired by Cafeyn in 2020.

Bloomon | Inkef

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.

Crowdynews | Inkef

Crowdynews is a social media curation platform that gathers and filters relevant social media content and posts it real time next to topical, popular stories. The service provides publishing organizations with new revenue streams and augments content with social media sources such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Vimeo.

EclecticIQ | Inkef

EclecticIQ’s mission is to restore balance in the fight against cyber adversaries. Its flagship product enables operationalization of security information exchange, empowers collaborative analyst workflow and ensures timely integration of cyber threat intelligence detection, prevention and response capabilities.

GitLab | Inkef

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.

NPEX | Inkef

NPEX is a fully licensed SME-Exchange in the Netherlands. Unlike traditional exchanges, this auction-based platform enables investors to set a minimum ask price and define the time limits for the bidding process. NPEX focuses on small and medium-sized enterprises looking for growth capital of €500,000 and higher.

Polarsteps | Inkef

Polarsteps wants to inspire and connect people through travel. It believes that the best way to do that is by creating a place where the entire travel experience is combined within one platform. Its product is used by over 1 million travelers. in 180+ countries.

Quantum Motion | Inkef

Quantum Motion is developing silicon spin-based qubit architectures which are compatible with standard CMOS fabrication and so provide easier scaling to thousands and millions of qubits.

Robin Radar | Inkef

Robin develops innovative radar systems for detection, tracking and classification of small targets, such as drones or birds.

Shapeways | Inkef

Shapeways is the world’s leading 3D printing service and marketplace, empowering designers to bring amazing products to life. By giving anyone the ability to quickly and affordably turn ideas from digital designs into real products, Shapeways is fundamentally changing how products are made and by whom. The Company was listed on NYSE in September 2021.

Wercker | Inkef

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.

Withlocals | Inkef

Withlocals is an online marketplace for travelers and locals to connect. The platform lets locals create personal and unique travel experiences for travelers, earn their fair share by doing what they love, and gives travelers authentic experiences and stories to share with their friends and families.