Michael has over 11 years entrepreneurial and managerial experience. Michael studied Management and Control of information science. After his graduation, he worked briefly as a consultant and project manager at one of the largest insurance companies in the Netherlands, after which he started his own IT business. His first startup was an IT system Maintenance Company specialized in Microsoft environments and IT project management. In 2007, Michael founded his own venture fund focused on Dutch SMEâ€™s. Michael has had various positions on a societal and administrative level as a result of which he has been able to build an extensive international network. Michael is a specialist in IT startups and venture management.