Nomadesk, Carambla, Solventure, Porthus
I like to give purpose to creative and disruptive idea's.
Being ahead of the curve.
Hire the wrong people.
1) If you don't hire well, then fire well.
2) Be impatient for profit and patient for growth.
3) Be critical on when and from who to raise VC money.
Co-founder, CEO of Nomadesk, a leading provider of online storage, file sharing and synchronization software that enables users to access, share, synchronize and safeguard files from any location, whether online or offline.
Co-founder and Chairman at Carambla, a real-time marketplace for parking.
Bootstrapped Nomadesk and made it into a revenue generating SaaS-business, geared for growth (revenue CAGR of 271%). Nomadesk was selected by the Guidewire Group during Innovate! 2009 as "the most promising European startup" and is among the Red Herring Europe TOP 100. The company is venture-backed by Gimv and BAMS Angel Fund.
Like to believe I am "startup executive" ;-). A business and team builder with a predilection for disruptive innovation and startup business (SaaS, Utility or "Cloud" Computing); raised over USD 10 million in venture capital (seed, series A and B).
Before founding Nomadesk, I held business development and marketing positions in telecoms and Internet start-up companies. I hold a BS and MS in Bioscience Engineering from Ghent University, and an MBA degree from Vlerick Leuven Ghent Management School.