I don’t make things.
I make things happen.
Hi! I’m an eighties kid who really enjoyed the early days of the internet. Because I didn’t finish my studies I’m trapped in an infinite loop to learn, un-learn & re-learn.
I got my start when I built my first website. This turned into blogging and went on for over a decade. It was my way of connecting, sharing and helping others.
Although I’m not a designer nor developer. I always loved working with smart people and foster creativity to solve problems through technology.
Today I’m leading product & innovation at WeTransfer, the company I co-founded back in 2009.
In addition to creating & running companies, I sometimes invest in others’. Mostly people-focused, design-driven technology products built by someone I admire.
- In 2000, I started blogging and went on for a decade.
- In 2006, I crashed & burned with Appletree Records.
- In 2009, I co-founded WeTransfer, a file-sharing service.
- In 2010, I co-founded Present Plus, a design studio.
- In 2014, I co-founded Present Plus Film, a film studio.
- In 2015, WeTransfer raised $25M in funding.
- In 2016, Present Plus was acquired by WeTransfer.
Here’s what people wrote about me & mine at 99u, Courier Magazine, Forbes, Fast Company, TechCrunch, Business Insider, Venturebeat, Tech.eu, Financieel Dagblad, Green Soccer Journal, Volkskrant Magazine, Wired and Freunde von Freunden.
Every now & then I share my musings on the web, business, people and life. I’ll try to make it entertaining and short.
- FC Hyena, a cinema and petit-bistro combined.
- Kuvva, sends beautiful wallpapers to your desktop.
- Verified Pin, verify yourself offline. (Sold out)
- Who’s In, the easiest way to get together.
The Next Speaker
You can book me as a speaker. I sometimes share my learnings about WeTransfer taking it from startup to scale-up.