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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
After completing his Master in Business Engineering at the University of Antwerp, Michiel gained private equity experience at Fortino Capital and Mentha Capital. Started at Holland Capital in 2020. Football fanatic and Anderlecht supporter.
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.
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
Junior Investment Analyst
Niels van Aalten is Partner of Holland Capital’s Tech Fund. Actively supporting fast-growing Dutch technology companies is his passion. Niels holds an LLM from the University of Utrecht and an MBA from IESE Business School in Barcelona.
Niels van Aalten
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.
After completing his Master’s degrees in Finance and Business Economics, Oliver gained private equity experience as an intern at Parcom Capital. He kicked off his career at the ING Mergers and Acquisitions department. Oliver joined the Holland Capital team in 2019. He’s a sports fanatic and big football fan.
Aron has almost completed his study in Business Administration at ESADE Business School. Before starting as a trainee at Holland Capital in 2019, Aron mainly gained experience in the technology sector at WeTransfer and Google.
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.
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