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Aditya Agarwal

Venture Analyst

Analyzes and assesses promising ventures. With a background in microeconomics, econometrics, and business, and an interest in choice architecture, he understands and interprets the patient and market value of NLC ventures in light of critical gaps in the healthcare sector.

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Anemone von Blomberg

NLC Venture Developer

Anemone supports NLC as a Venture developer, holding a medical degree and a Bachelor in Business Administration. An open-minded and enthusiastic team-player driven by her interest in healthcare and improving patients’ lives.

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Annemieke Draaisma

Venture Developer/ Business Developer

Passionate about making an impact by improving healthcare for everyone. Annemieke has over six years of experience in healthcare strategy consulting. She holds two master’s degrees, combining science with business management.  At NLC, she focuses on venture development and business development.

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Bert Arjan Millenaar

Founder & CEO

Founder of NLC with a personal aim to advance health. He has over twenty years of experience in business development and growth strategies. His love for pushing boundaries and stretching the possibilities of an organization allows Bert-Arjan to steer NLC's unique business model and to support the team.

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Chiara Ferrari

Venture Finance

After gaining a BSc in International Economics and Management at Bocconi University, Chiara is currently completing her MSc in Finance and Investments at RSM with a thesis on M&As in the pharmaceutical industry. Dedicated to make a positive impact, she will provide her contribution to help NLC ventures grow and ultimately bring science to life.

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Danyl Lebediev

IT Developer

Currently a student at Saxion Hogeschool, following Business and IT bachelor study. He has a completed bachelor study in Finances. Strives to help business achieve optimal IT support, improve ICT workflow, translate business requirements into IT solutions, and optimize business processes. Strives to develop effective and efficient IT support, so that the enterprise achieves its goals and objectives.

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Denis Hansjacob

NLC Venture Partner

Cardio and Neuro Vascular expert, with 30 years experience in executive roles in the medical device industry in Europe.

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Dide Dijkstra

Venture Developer

Dide is a Master’s student in Science and Business Management with a background in Biomedical Sciences and a passion for innovation based entrepreneurship. As part of her graduation program, she will join the Venture Development team for about five months. Her goal is to connect her biomedical expertise and research experience with the business world to cause radical steps in medical healthcare.

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Egbert Smit

Lead Biomarker Ventures

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Eva van Rooijen

Lead Venture Teaming

Entrepreneurial, positive and result-driven team player with a decade of experience in talent management and executive search, including founding and exiting a life sciences recruitment agency. Passionate about high-impact innovation and strong believer of ‘You can invent alone, but you can not innovate alone’.

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Evert Küppers

NLC Venture Partner

Pharmaceutical executive with over 18 years of successful practice in different, international work settings (large pharma, biotech start-up, pharma management consultancy) performing hands-on corporate tasks (Operations, BusDev./licensing, fundraising, org).

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Gabe Hyman

Venture Developer

Gabe currently studies biomedical engineering and computer science at the University of Virginia. He is excited to apply his interdisciplinary background to NLC’s scouting and selection stages and help play a role in furthering innovation in the healthtech world.

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Gina Melchner

NLC Venture Developer

Gina holds a Masters in biotechnology with a focus on synthetic biology from ETH Zurich and worked in management consulting as well as venture capital before joining NLC. She joined NLC as a Venture Developer in February 2020 to help startups succeed and ensure the wealth of innovation surrounding us gets its chance to make a real impact.

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Giulia Condoluci

Corporate Partnerships

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Haley Baptist

Venture Developer

Dedicated team player with a masters in Molecular and Cellular Life Sciences. With a passion for helping others in need, she likes the combination of using her background and entrepreneurship to bring new technologies to patients.

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Hidde ten Brink

Lead Venture Finance

Hidde has extensive experience in mergers & acquistions, corporate and structured finance, company valuations, debt advisory, venture capital and treasury management. He gained this experience at EY’s M&A department, at Zanders as well as at an Amsterdam based M&A boutique. He will use this experience to help NLC’s ventures with finance related issues throughout their lifecycle under NLC’s management, ultimately leading to achieving successful exits, maximizing the ventures’ positive impact on society.  

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Igor Barros

Legal Counsel

Business legal counsel with multidisciplinary/dynamic profile and more than 9 years of experience in corporate law, real estate law, tax law, and general contracts, having worked in structured deals in the real estate market, including mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions. Igor is a team player who holds a master's degree in International Business Law from Tilburg University and strongly believes in the growth of businesses focused on making a high positive impact on society and the environment as a fundamental tool for social transformation and also for the development in the way people do business around the world.

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Iselde van Beurden

Venture Teaming Expert

An experienced international executive recruiter with five years of experience within Healthtech.

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Ji Zhang

Business Developer

Ji Zhang holds Bachelor and Master degrees in Material Science and Engineering from University of Science and Technology Beijing and MBA from Rotterdam School of Management. Ji had 10 years experience in entrepreneurship, consulting, business development, sales and marketing, and now he joined NLC as a business developer to help it bring science to life and explore its China Strategy.

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Jikke de Jong

Technology Sourcing

Responsible for guarding the quality of inflow of new technologies. She holds a Msc in Life Sciences and Innovation management.  With her multidisciplinary interests, she is always keen to spot opportunities and select technologies ready for venture building. A team player determined to strengthen the venture development team and venture building process.

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Johanneke Maenhout

Lead Venture Creation & Venture Partner

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Joost Kruytzer

COO

Leads NLC’s operations, using his hands-on experience with developing young, fast growing companies. Joost holds an MSc. in Theoretical Physics and provided board level consulting for 20 years, among others as managing partner of healthcare specialist Plexus (later KPMG Plexus, after the acquisition he negotiated).

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Koen Spijkerboer

Venture Developer

Koen is currently a master student of Technical Medicine, specializing in medical imaging and interventions. An ambitious, enthusiastic team-player who is eager to combine his clinical expertise and technological insight in order to bring promising technologies closer to the patient. He will enable this by supporting the Venture Developers at NLC.

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Lars Olthof

Venture Finance Expert

Driven by the goal of making a positive societal impact through entrepreneurship, Lars joined NLC after finishing my master's degree at the London School of Economics. Together with the rest of the Venture Finance team, he is responsible for designing and validating business models of our new healthtech ventures, managing financing rounds for ventures in the NLC portfolio (both dilutive and non-dilutive), and developing novel financial propositions to ensure all our portfolio companies are financed according to need. This is all done with one single goal in mind: to accelerate the growth of NLC's venture portfolio and bring more groundbreaking medical innovations to the patient.

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Lily Chen

Venture Finance

Lily joined NLC in March 2020 as a Venture Finance Intern. She is a nurse with a passion for finance. She recently graduated with a Master's degree in Finance and Investment from Rotterdam School of Management. Before joining NLC, she interned at ABN AMRO Risk Management. She is attracted by NLC’s entrepreneurship and with her keen interest in both healthcare and finance, she is eager to help ventures in financial matters together with her medical professional background.

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Liset Noltes

NLC Venture Developer

An enthusiastic team player with the ambition to bridge the gap between technologies and healthcare. She has a masters in Technical Medicine, Imaging and Interventions. Eager to bring fantastic innovations to the patient and drive fundamental change and improvements in healthcare. She is going to achieve this by supporting NLC as a Venture Developer.

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Lou Venturin

Legal Counsel

Lou is a business minded corporate legal counsel with extensive international experience in major law firms in Luxembourg and New York. She enjoys working in a thriving environment and aims to contribute her legal expertise to make a significant impact on healthcare.  She will be providing legal support to both NLC and its ventures.

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Lucia Salinas

Venture Developer

Lucia joined NLC in December 2019 as a Venture Developer Intern, after having finished her Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering.  She studied at the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (UPV) in Spain, where she is from. She completed the last semester of her studies at Michigan Technological University and did an internship at the Center for Arrhythmia Research at University of Michigan. Very enthusiastic about gaining experience, she’s willing to learn the most from NLC and help to bring closer the scientific and clinical worlds.

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Marcel Wassink

Venture Partner

Entrepreneur with more than 30 years experience in building global businesses, developing and executing growth strategies mainly in healthcare including mergers and acquisitions. Built businesses within corporates (Fujitsu, Philips Speech Processing,  Nuance Communications) as well as through co-founding or investing in start-ups such as Superevent, Telecats Austria, ESR iGuide, contextflow and NLC.

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Marcelo Camacho

Venture Support

At NLC, Marcelo works in the venture development and venture support functional areas. Prior to NLC, Marcelo worked in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries in product launch and marketing positions across both therapeutics and diagnostics. He holds a Masters in Public Health with a concentration in health economics and an MBA.

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Marieke Visser

Consultant networking and data strategy

Over 20 years experience in online and database strategies, including multipe years on board level. Driven to bridge the gap between technical solutions and business needs. Excited to help NLC use their extended network to bring science to life.

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Mart Schoondermark

Venture Developer Intern

Mart is a Master’s student in Science and Business Management and he is currently doing a Venture Development graduate internship for 5 months (Feb-July). He aims to translate his knowledge and expertise in medical biology and business economics into building impactful healthtech ventures. Mart is eager to support disruptive medical innovations which benefit patients’ lives.

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Michiel Mussies

Lead Venture Support

Driven, internationally oriented generalist aiming at having a positive impact for people and society. As a Venture Services Manager, he is providing services to scale NLC’s ventures to bring innovation to healthcare and to improve people’s lives. He holds an MA in International Relations from the University of Groningen and an MBA from INSEAD.

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Milad Tannazi

NLC Venture Developer

Pharmacist by training and with various entrepreneurial endeavours during his studies he acquired the skills to bring projects forward. Therefore, he is very eager to use these skills to bring technology, health and business together to drive change and innovation for the patient.

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Nina Rijnders

Lead Corporate Partnerships

Responsible for NLC’s corporate partnerships. She believes constructive collaboration is a true prerequisite for value creation. Nina loves to build new concepts and stories together with people and feels privileged to work in an environment where people not only dare to envision the future, but also help shape it.

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Pieter Wijffels

NLC Venture Partner

Prior to joining NLC as a Venture Partner, Pieter spent 15 years at Philips, bringing innovation to life across the globe. He enjoys working in fast paced environments and supporting initiatives that truly improve the lives of people.

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Pommeline Korstanje

Venture Developer

I am an enthusiastic Innovation Sciences master student at the Utrecht University. I will be a venture development intern at NLC for 7 months (june-december 2020) while writing my thesis for one of the ventures. I am both Dutch and Belgian, studied one year International Business at the University of Iowa, and finished a Bachelor in Innovation Sciences at the Utrecht University. I have a large interest in innovation processes and life sciences. I am eager to learn more about NLC, and super excited to help bring more healthtech innovations to the patients.

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Raymond Ypma

IT Systems Manager

Highly motivated technology enthusiast with a passion for making processes more fluent and integrated, Raymond will be managing the ICT Systems and working with a small team to improve our current ICT related workflows.

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Roberto Fornelino González

IT Developer

Currently studying a Masters degree in Bioinformatics and Biostatistics, focused in Computational Genomics and Data Analysis. He holds a Bachelors degree in Biology with a specialization in genetics. Roberto  will be working with the ICT team as ICT employee.

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Roland Zegger

NLC Venture Partner

Trained as a Pharmacist, he worked in several pharmaceutical companies and has broad experience in marketing and sales functions as well as general management.  As Venture Partner his focus is on building innovative companies and strengthening NLC’s abilities to bring innovations to healthcare.

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Ruben Mikkers

CFO

Before joining NLC, spent 6 years at Robeco Asset Management and almost 14 years in KPMG’s Deals practice, of which the last 6.5 years as a Partner. Ruben brings along a lot of expertise in general financial management and M&A. He is looking forward to use his experience to support NLC with its expansion plans.

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Sabine Brans

Office Manager

Hands on with extensive experience in office management, project management and marketing support in the healthcare sector. Gets energy from arranging everything down to the last detail.

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Sabna Rodjan

Legal & Finance Assistent

Highly motivated, passionate proactive team player with a great sense of responsibility. She likes the combination of Finance and Legal tasks that contribute to the development of the company and bringing science to life.

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Sandra Lammerding

Lead Legal Counsel

Corporate counsel with around 18 years of international experience in the life sciences and chemical industry, who is driven by “making things happen” at innovative companies, with the aim to make a social impact. She has held various inhouse positions at DSM (Life Science & Innovation Cluster) and recently at Avantium’s joint venture Synvina. At NLC, she will be providing and managing legal support to both NLC and its ventures, and as such contributing to bring science to life.

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Sjaak Deckers

Venture Partner

Experienced MedTech executive with ample experience in fund-raising and creating and growing MedTech companies for complex Class III medical devices (including Sapiens Steering Brain Stimulation, acquired by Medtronic, and GTX medical). Over 25 years of experience in R&D project management, product management, creating and managing alliances, and early stage venturing, mainly for MedTech and Healthcare products.

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Sven Hatzfeld

Venture Finance

Sven joined NLC in June 2020 as a Venture Finance Intern. He recently obtained his Bachelor degree in Economics and Law from the University of Münster in Germany. He is highly interested in Finance and M&A and was able to gain experience on this area during his internship in Transaction Services at Deloitte. By supporting healthtech ventures in financial matters, he is dedicated to make a positive impact.

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Taco van der Feltz

NLC Venture Partner

A highly international and networked entrepreneur trained as Medical Doctor and Medical Biologist, he is a visionary strategist conversant within and across disciplines. As Venture Partner, his focus is on building innovative companies and strengthening NLC’s abilities to bring innovations to healthcare.

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Theo Kort

Finance Manager

Financial, legal and entrepreneurial generalist

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Tom Nijsten

Venture Finance Expert

Tom has extensive experience in raising debt & capital funding for mid-market Private Equity, Private Corporates, and fast-growing ventures (e.g. scale-ups). He gained this experience over the past 8 years at Deloitte’s Debt & Capital Advisory practice in Amsterdam and London. He will leverage this experience to support NLC’s ventures with finance related issues throughout their lifecycle under NLC’s management, ultimately leading to achieving successful exits, maximizing the ventures’ positive impact on society.  

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Willem Fontijn

Technology Strategist

Responsible for overseeing all technical aspects of NLC at an operational and strategic level. Guarding the quality of inflow and driving supporting technologies. PhD with both corporate and venturing experience, as principal scientist and prolific inventor at Philips Research turned serial entrepreneur.  IP-expert. Fascinated by nature, technology and their synergy.

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Willemijne Meurs

Venture Developer

Willemijne is a Venture Developer Intern and is currently busy with here Master Technical Medicine in Delft/Leiden/Rotterdam after finishing a Bachelor in Clinical Technology. Her big interest in both technology and healthcare and adding innovation creates the perfect combination at NLC! Her goal is to focus on scouting and selecting valuable inventions to help more patients and improve healthcare.