Startup Meetup – Meet the Investors
Learn the ins & outs of what investors look for in startups and make your first steps towards accelerating and expanding your startup!
Co-founder & CEO, Rockstart
After finishing his studies at the Copenhagen Business School, Rune co-founded Amsterdam-based Rockstart in 2011 to provide startups with access to the market, capital, knowledge, and community. It is one of Europe’s first multi-vertical startup accelerators. Since then, Rockstart has become the specialist in building entire ecosystems around specific domains – such as Digital Health, Smart Energy, and Artificial Intelligence – and has invested in more than 100 startups and supported them in their journey to raise more than €45 million and hire more than 600 people. In 2012 and 2013, Rockstart won the Dutch Startup Award as ‘Best Investor’.
Managing Partner, INKEF Capital
With an MSc in Physics from the University of Groningen and over 12 years of experience in European and healthcare companies, Dirk accumulated a tremendous amount of knowledge on investing in healthcare-related sectors. He joined INKEF Capital in 2014. INKEF stands for Investing in the Knowledge Economy of the Future, and finances and supports starting Dutch entrepreneurs and their technology ventures. INKEF prides itself on being a long-term contributor to many successful startups, especially in two broad technology sectors: healthcare and ICT/New Media/FinTech.
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