Nalden about Ronald about Hans.
I’m an 80’s kid born as Ronald Hans, nick-named Nalden. I dropped out of college to pursue my interests in technology, design and music. I’m in this loop to learn, un-learn & re-learn.
Things started rolling when I built my first website at the age of 13. Which turned into blogging and went on for over a decade. It was my way of connecting, supporting, sharing & helping others. In 2002 I introduced wallpaper advertising to promote artists & brands, which allowed me to do this blog thing full-time.
The blog made me more entrepreneurial which continued at WeTransfer, the company I co-founded in 2009. WeTransfer is all about enabling people to share and support creatives whose work we admire. You can read the stories behind the wallpapers at WePresent. Today I’m still actively involved in the company innovating on new and existing products.
Next to creating or investing in companies, I joined the supervisory board of the Stedelijk Museum. I feel very honoured to have been given this chance to be a part of the future of this amazing museum.
- 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, I co-founded Tossijn, a clothing brand.
- In 2016, Present Plus was acquired by WeTransfer.
- In 2016, I co-founded FC Hyena, a boutique cinema & restaurant.
- In 2017, I joined the supervisory board of Stedelijk Museum.
99u, Parool, Courier Magazine, Forbes, Fast Company, TechCrunch, Business Insider, Venturebeat, Tech.eu, Financieel Dagblad, Green Soccer Journal, Volkskrant Magazine, Wired , the Drum.
Every now & then I share my musings on people and life. I’ll try to make it entertaining and short.
Kuvva, sends beautiful wallpapers to your desktop. Gallery 33, a creative space & gallery.
- One Minute Wonder, a series of video portraits.
Verified Pin, verify yourself offline. Amongst Friends, a sneak preview event. Who’s In, the easiest way to get together.
Write me an email or tweet out loud.