Meet our team
An experienced investment team
The Holland Capital team combines extensive private equity experience with knowledge of entrepreneurship and a relevant international network. Based on this combination, we know which aspects are important for successful investments in small and medium-sized enterprises. We understand what entrepreneurship means, the uncertainties that may play a role, the risks involved and the opportunities which may arise. We are not passive investors, but actively cooperate with the managers of the companies we invest in, in order to successfully build and grow the company.
After studying business administration, Ewout was an entrepreneur and worked in finance at a multinational. In 2000 he joined Holland Capital, where he became a partner in 2005. Fascinated by the impact of technology on everyday life, likes to travel and enjoys several sports. Ewout was a board member of the Dutch Venture Capital Association.
Started up his first fast growing company during high school. Since then, involved in numerous companies with ambitious growth plans. Joined Holland Capital in 2000. Strong in developing business strategies. Obtained a master in both Economics and Law. Family man, hockey and golf.
CFO by heart and training. Previously at ING Corporate Finance. Before that master degrees of Economics and Law at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Ironman and fanatic golfer.
As of March 2021, Jet has started at Holland Capital in the area of Investor Relations and ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance). Besides a Master in Business Administration from ‘de Vrije Universiteit’ and an additional study in International Business & Export, Jet has been abroad at several places for internships and work. She gained broad general business experience, specifically regarding stakeholder management, at Royal Schiphol Group and Royal FloraHolland.
Manager Investor Relations & ESG
Started in September 2020 at Holland Capital. Since 2014 she works as an Officemanager / PA. She is a valuable addition to the office management team. Loves to travel and to cook.
Grytsje has been working at Holland Capital since 2016. With a background in marketing and public relations and good hospitality skills, she is a valuable addition to the team. Grytsje likes to travel to beautiful destinations.
Grytsje de Jong
Operations & Marketing
Joined Holland Capital in 2022. The past 10 years Jorg has been active as Board Member, advisor and investor in Tech scale-ups. Before that he worked at ING M&A Advisory and held various management positions at Philips. He has a business economics degree from the University of Groningen and an MBA from INSEAD (with honours). Jorg is a family man, likes hockey and enjoys dinners & drinks with friends.
Jorg van der Heijden
Joined Holland Capital in 2021, after 5 years experience in scaling up e-commerce at Bol.com and Charlie Temple. Before that, Hender worked 11 years at McKinsey as management consultant on various M&A and transformation projects, with specialisation in high tech. He graduated in Applied Physics (with Honors) and holds an MBA from INSEAD. Hender is a family man with 4 kids, enjoying cycling and hiking, as well as good food.
After completing two master’s degrees in both Finance and Business Administration at the University of Groningen, Rutger started his career in the field of Transaction Services where he was involved in over 40 transactions. Part of the Holland Capital team since 2018, focusing on innovative technology companies. Sports fanatic and enjoys watching cabaret.
Kicked off his career at Holland Capital early 2016 after obtaining his Master in Business Engineering at the University of Ghent. Build up experience through internships at Bank Degroof/Petercam and Blackfin Capital Partners. Predominately involved with tech companies. Motivated, ambitious and a relentless drive for success typify Laurens.
Joined Holland Capital in 2013. Before he obtained his master degree International Economics cum laude at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Before, he gained relevant experience at Rocket Internet and De Nederlandsche Bank. Dedicated Ajax supporter.
Hidde is obtained his Msc. degree in Financial Economics at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Before starting in 2018 as Junior Investment Analyst at Holland Capital, he gained experience at KPN. In his spare time, he likes to participate in running competitions.
Hidde van der Gaag
After completing the MSc. Finance & Investments at the Erasmus University, Adne gained corporate finance experience at Nielen Schuman and ABN AMRO before joining Holland Capital in 2021. Outside of work, Adne is a sports fanatic who loves to play football, tennis and to ski.
Thomas obtained his Master in Finance & Investments at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. During his bachelor Business Administration, he gained M&A experience at Florin Finance. Football and Formula 1 enthusiast.
Started at Holland Capital in 2019 after studying Financial Economics (cum laude) and Corporate Law at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Tycho gained experience at investment company Nobel Capital Partners and at law firm RESOR. He likes to make multi-day trips on a racing bike.
Tycho van der Meer
Semme has almost completed his second Master in Business Administration. Before joining Holland Capital in 2021, he completed his Masters in Data Science (cum laude) at the University of Amsterdam and gained relevant experience at Deloitte Consulting and software startup Clappform. Semme likes reading, sports and travelling.
Daan graduated from Maastricht University with a Master in Sustainable Finance (cum laude) in 2020. Before joining Holland Capital, he gained experience with an internship at the M&A division of Philips. In his free time Daan likes to record DJ sets, play sports, and travel to wine regions as he aims to become a wine connoisseur.
Daan ten Haaf
Joined Holland Capital in Düsseldorf in 2022 after working in the M&A department of PwC in Frankfurt for more than three years. Gained relevant experience in investment banking at Rothschild and Harris Williams. He obtained his Master’s Degree in Finance and Investments at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Loves cycling, running, and skiing.
Joined Holland Capital in 2022. During the 6 prior years he worked for ABN AMRO in Amsterdam and GP Bullhound in London where he assisted technology companies with capital raises, acquisitions, sale and IPOs. Thomas holds a Master’s degree in Business Engineering from Ghent University and a Master’s in Finance from ESCP Europe in London and Paris. He is a big fan of fine dining, formula 1 and football.
After finishing his masters in Finance & Investments at the Rotterdam School of Management, Jip joined Holland Capital in 2022. He previously gained experience in Corporate Finance and Private Equity, working at Sustainable Capital Group and Foreman Capital respectively. In his free time Jip enjoys (kite)surfing and reading in tropical countries.
Science & Innovation management he worked as consultant, project manager and investor. Within Holland Capital since the beginning of 2018. Responsible for healthcare innovations, med-tech and digital health. Loves to mountain bike, ski, and cook.
Jan-Frens van Giessel
Started at Holland Capital as Partner Healthcare beginning of 2019. She completed Business Economics at the UvA, worked for several years in financial services. Started at Opdidakt in 2014, where she co-worked with Holland Capital on several acquisitions and acquired a taste for buy-and-build activities. She has 3 children and enjoys social activities.
Started at Holland Capital in 2011 after graduating Master in Financial Economics at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Actively involved in the value creation process of our portfolio companies. Focus on IT- and Healthcare services. Always looking for new opportunities, on a business and personal level. Triathlon fanatic.
After completing her Master’s degree in Business Administration at the VU Amsterdam, she gained experience in the financing of acquisitions at the Leveraged Finance team of Deutsche Bank, and the financial due diligence team of KPMG. Started at Holland Capital in 2019. Loves listening to and making music.
After she obtained her master’s degree in Neuroscience at King’s College London, Sterre gained experience in private equity at Gilde Buy-Out and Mentha Capital. In 2016, she started working at Holland Capital to focus on new innovations within Health care. In her spare time she is a frenetic amateur triathlete and loves riding her bike all year round.
Ayse received her bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences and her master’s degree in Management & Entrepreneurship in Health and Life Sciences both from the VU University Amsterdam. She has gained experience in Venture Capital during her internship at the BlueSparrows MedTech Fund. During her master’s program, she has taken a year off to become a Business Analyst for a MedTech start-up. In November 2020, Ayse started as a Junior Investment Analyst at Holland Capital.
After obtaining a Master’s Degree in Medicine, David started a PhD in the field of orthopaedic trauma surgery. While doing his PhD, he simultaneously obtained a Master’s Degree in Epidemiology (cum laude). Loves cycling and playing padel or golf.
Sander started at Holland Capital in 2022. He obtained his master degree in Econometrics at the Erasmus University Rotterdam and his bachelor degree in mathematics at the Utrecht University. After that, he worked for more than three years at consultancy firm Valcon. He enjoys playing sports (football, running and winter sport)
Sander van Meeteren
Axel started at Holland Capital in 2022. He is finishing his master’s degree in Financial Economics at the Erasmus University Rotterdam and obtained his bachelor’s degree in Economics at the Utrecht University. Gained previous experience in the Corporate Finance team at Kempen. Loves to cook for friends and plays golf.
Junior Investment Analyst
Started in 2022 at Holland Capital after working for more than 3 years in the Private Equity of PGGM, focusing globally on fund- and co-investments. Before Coen completed several relevant internships in Private Equity (Gilde Healthcare and Gimv) and M&A (ING). Obtained his Master Financial Econometrics at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam and lives since graduation in Amsterdam. In his free time he spends his time on renovating real estate and sailing on the Waddensea.
Duane started at Holland Capital in 2022. He is completing his master’s degree in Biopharmaceutical Sciences at Leiden University, already had his bachelor degree in Biopharmaceutical Sciences. He gained previous M&A experience at Oaklins. Duane likes reading, sports and cooking.
Junior Investment Analyst
Floor started at Holland Capital in 2022. She obtained her two master degrees in Healthcare Management and Finance & Investments at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Before her studies, she did voluntary work for half a year at a daycare center for disabled people. During her studies, Floor gained experience at the Erasmus Medical Center. She also gained private equity experience at GIMV. Enjoys social activities with friends and likes to travel.
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