Fifteen years ago I started my first technology business. As an independent web developer, I worked for big brands like Heineken, Snickers and Mentos and created some self-conceived products. Of those, some have reached the number 1 spot on Most Downloaded in the Dutch iPhone App Store for Paid and for Free apps. These years taught me a lot about how to make a successful product.

As the CTO of Learnbeat, I had many roles in the years. Starting as the sole developer and ending as the leader of a development team of eight my role evolved. These years learned me a lot about how to be a manager and how to build a successful business.

My actions as the CTO of Learnbeat resulted in a scalable, easy-to-use and stable digital learning environment for hundreds of thousands of teachers and students in The Netherlands. With Learnbeat, high school students have a state-of-the-art learning platform that improves their learning process. The learning platform is the core of the company Dedact that has grown tremendously to become a leader in the digital learning market.

In short:

  • Building digital products since 2001
  • Entrepreneur since 2004
  • Master in Mathematics (minor in Business)
  • 2x Ironman triathlon finisher (3.8km swim, 180km bike, 42.2km run)

See my LinkedIn for a complete overview of my experience.